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.

Happy Holidays from Paula's Texas Spirits

Drink of the Month

Rum Punch 

Railean rum is hand distilled in the Galveston Bay area, and we think its amber butterscotch ruminess and spice notes are a perfect fit for the holiday season. We created this easy batchable punch to be served at room temperature--a variation of a hot toddy for those not-so-cold Texas winter nights.
  • 2 parts Railean Reserve XO rum
  • 1 part Paula's Texas Orange
  • 2 parts sparkling cider
  • 2 parts club soda
  • Juice of one lemon per gallon
Combine ingredients in a pitcher and serve at room temperature in small glasses. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Austin's Treaty Oak platinum rum brings its own distinct flavors to the punch. We increased the ratio of PTO to bring out the citrus notes and substituted premium apple juice for the cider.
  • 1 part Treaty Oak rum
  • 1 part Paula's Texas Orange
  • 1 part apple juice
  • 1 part club soda
  • Juice of one lemon per gallon 

Other holiday drink recipe ideas

  • For an orange chocolate martini, shake equal parts vodka, PTO, and chocolate liqueur over ice, strain, and serve up. Throw in a part of espresso for further decadence.
  • Add PTO to eggnog--it's a Dreamsicle!
  • A Paula Alexander after dinner can't be beat: shake up equal parts PTO, chocolate liqueur, and cream with ice, strain, and serve up. Grate nutmeg over the top for extra flair.
  • A shot of PTO and cranberry juice in sparkling wine makes a pretty pink holiday drink.
  • PTO and vodka with fresh local grapefruit juice makes a tasty quencher.
  • A French 787, our take on the French 75, is the perfect New Year's Eve quaffer: add a shot of chilled PTL and gin to ice-cold champagne.
Rum Punch
Rum Punch

Edible Austin Cooks! features Paula's drinks and food recipes

The special edition of Edible Austin features David Alan's (The Tipsy Texan) recipes using Paula's as well as food recipes from Paula herself. We are not fans of parties with finger food that does not keep up with all the booze, so we offer some suggestions for hearty fare to pair with cocktails. Start on page 51 to see the cocktail creations followed by the food, cooked by Paula and photographed at her home.

Local spirits highlighted in Jewell magazine

Pick up the sumptuous Jewell magazine, featuring Austin-area food, drink, shopping, and style buzz around town. Featured in the Winter issue are all the Central Texas spirits, including Paula's, and lots of great holiday drink recipes.

Bonus holiday recipe: CRANBERRY BREAD

Delicious toasted and buttered for breakfast. Using PTO means you don't need to peel oranges to get that zesty flavor.

  • 1 cup cranberries
  • cup pecans
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • tsp. baking soda
  • 3 oz. PTO
  • 3 oz. orange juice
  • 4 Tbsp. melted margarine, cooled
  • 1 egg, beaten

Put whole pecans and cranberries into food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped (do not defrost frozen cranberries). Empty into a small bowl. Put dry ingredients into the food processor and mix briefly. Add the wet ingredients and mix. Add the cranberries and pecans and pulse to fold in. Put into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350F for 1 hour.

Don't forget the Paula's for holiday parties and gifts!

Look for our new web site early next year
with many events coming in the spring.

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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