Paula's Texas Spirits Logo Paula's Texas Spirits is the maker of
Paula's Texas Orange and
Paula's Texas Lemon,
premium liqueurs handmade
in Austin, Texas.
Both products are available in
fine liquor stores and
discriminating drinking
establishments throughout Texas.
August is Limoncello Month!

Drink of the Month


Compliments of Aaron Davis, Waterloo Ice House, Austin

  • 1 oz. Paula's Texas Lemon
  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 2 oz. lemonade--use Goodflow or Minute Maid or make your own with  fresh-squeezed lemon juice, sugar, and water
Shake ingredients well with ice, strain, and serve with a lemon wedge.


This works well made up in a large pitcher for parties. Keep an eye on your guests, though, as it doesn't taste as strong as it really is.

  • 1 part Paula's Texas Lemon
  • 1 part vodka, preferably Austin-made
  • 1 part club soda
  • splash of fresh-squeezed lemon juice
Mix ingredients and serve from a pitcher. Serve drinks over ice with a wedge of fresh lemon. Mint or basil is a nice garnish.


Paula's Texas Lemon and Treaty Oak Rum are a match made in heaven.

  • 1 oz. Paula's Texas Orange
  • 1 oz. Treaty Oak Rum
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice

Shake ingredients with ice, strain, and serve in a martini glass.


The French 75 is traditionally made with lemon juice and sugar, but Paula's Texas Lemon makes a delicious and easy replacement.
Combine 1 oz. Paula's Texas Lemon and 1 oz. gin in a tall champagne flute. Fill glass with ice-cold dry champagne.


Mindy Kucan, noted local mixologist, won a national drink contest with this magnificent drink.

  • oz. Paula's Texas Lemon liqueur
  • 1 oz. Tito's Handmade Vodka
  • 2 oz. Sprite
  • oz. lemon juice
  • Three sprigs thyme
  • Drizzle honey

In a rocks glass, muddle two de-stemmed sprigs of thyme, honey, and lemon juice. Add the ice, vodka, liqueur, and Sprite. Roll between a mixing tin and back into the rocks glass. Garnish with remaining thyme sprig. 

Remember to keep a bottle of Paula's Texas Lemon in your fridge or freezer so you can pour chilled tastes whenever the mood strikes you.

For more party cocktail ideas and recipes, visit our website.

Waterloo Lemon Drop Martini
Texas Lemon Drop Martini

About limoncello

Limoncello is a lemon liqueur originally produced in the Amalfi Coast of Italy, just south of Naples. Historians claim production began on the Isle of Capri around the beginning of the 20th century.

The Amalfi Coast has perfect conditions for growing softball-sized lemons whose skin has a lovely perfume. However, we have found that the big, juicy lemons from California produce a very tasty product as well.

Amalfi lemons

Amalfi Coast lemons

Over the years, the whole of Italy has embraced limoncello, and much of it is made at home. Every trattoria owner in Italy is proud to serve his homemade limoncello at the end of a meal. Most times it is served straight up cold. Sometimes it is served late into the night, where a lot of toasts and promises are made.

Tourists have taken a liking to the drink, thus the industry has capitalized on souvenir-friendly bottles, which unfortunately often contain second-rate product.

Limoncello Store

Limoncello store in Ravello

Having experienced all of this is how we ended up making our own "homemade" limoncello and discovering a market here at home for those who also got the limoncello bug but were disappointed with exported Italian products. We hope you will share Paula's Texas Lemon with your friends, having fun and making toasts late into the night.

Congratulations to local mixologist Bill Norris of FINO who won the regional World Cup of Cocktails and will be competing in the finals in New Zealand!

Join us for Eat the Heat, August 14, Omni Hotel, Austin

In the July issue of Austin Woman magazine, noted local author Susan Cashin captured Paula's background and business motivation perfectly. Read the article.

Archives of prior newsletters are now available on our website.
Paula's Texas Orange 40% alc. by volume. Paula's Texas Lemon 30% alc. by volume.
Bottled by Texacello LLC, Austin, TX.

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