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premium liqueurs handmade
in Austin, Texas.
Both products are available in
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Drink of the Month

The Maker's Mark Orange-Fashioned

Recipe by Tom Kamm
Jack Allen's Kitchen

This is a twist on the Maker's Mark Old-Fashioned, enhanced, of course, with a dash of Paula's Texas Orange. This one warms you up from the inside on these cold nights.
  • 1 oz. Maker's Mark
  • oz. PTO
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • oz. simple syrup
  • Small wedge of fresh orange
  • Club soda (optional)
In a large old-fashioned glass, muddle orange wedge with simple syrup. Add Maker's Mark, PTO, bitters, and ice. Stir. Top off with a splash of club soda to make a slightly lighter drink.

From Dale DeGroff's The Essential Cocktail

This is Dale's idea of a flavored martini. I thought it was seasonally appropriate, as the garnet is the January birthstone and grapefruit juice is available locally now. He calls for Tanqueray 10 gin, which has more citrus notes than juniper and provides a light herbal quality.
  • 1 oz. Tanqueray 10 gin
  • oz. PTO (substituted for Cointreau)
  • 1 oz. pomegranate juice
  • 1 oz. fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice
  • Flamed orange peel for garnish
Combine the gin, PTO, pomegranate juice, and grapefruit juice in a mixing glass with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with the flamed orange peel.

PTO featured in Drink Local contest winning cocktail

PTO was one of the ingredients in the winning cocktail of Edible Austin's second annual Drink Local cocktail contest. First place went to Lara Nixon with her cocktail featuring Waco-based Balcones Baby Blue Corn Whiskey. While the drink features 100% alcoholic ingredients, judges said it was a magical and delicious combination. See the photos and the other contestants' recipes at The Tipsy Texan blog.

"We're in it for the Corn"
  • 2 oz. Balcones Baby Blue Corn Whiskey (Lara first infuses it with organic white sweet corn)
  • oz. Velvet Falernum
  • oz. Paula's Texas Orange
  • oz. Del Maguey Mezcal-Chichicapa
Season cocktail glass with expressed (flamed) orange peel. In a mixing glass, stir ingredients, strain into cocktail glass (non-chilled) and garnish with organic roasted sweet corn.
Orange Fashioned
Maker's Mark Orange-Fashioned
(note local orange from Paul's tree)

Paula pictured in Austin Chronicle Texas spirits round-up

See Paula and Paula's in the year-end round-up of Texas spirits by Wes Marshall in the Dec. 24th edition of the Austin Chronicle. There's a few new names on the list, and the statewide portfolio just keeps getting stronger.

PTO and PTL in New Year's Eve video on KEYE

Melanie from the Cedar Door mixed up three great drinks on a New Year's Eve video shown on KEYE News: the Lemonade Martini with Treaty Oak Rum, the Pinky Friedman with Tito's Vodka, and Cedar Door's own Mexican Martini with Cazadores Tequila.

Tipsy Tech to offer cocktail education

David Alan of The Tipsy Texan and Lara Nixon of the Blue Ruin are joining forces to present Tipsy Tech, a 12-week academic program on cocktails.

Beginning February 16, the 12-week intensive academic program, The History and Practice of Cocktail Mixology, covers all aspects of recreational tippling. Regular classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7:30 at various locations. Each major category of spirits will be featured in a lecture on the history and styles of the spirit followed by a hands-on discussion and demonstration of cocktails.

This is going to be informative and fun. Sign up for the full course before January 15, or check back in with The Tipsy Texan for availability on individual courses.

Join us at

Pepe's and Paula's Tequila Dinner, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m., Jack Allen's Kitchen, 7720 Highway 71 West (at the "Y"), Oak Hill
Check out this fantastic menu--Pepe and Paula will be there, so should you!

Super Bowl at the Cedar Door, Sunday, Feb. 7. If you haven't seen the newly remodeled Cedar Door, get on down there! We'll be there with lots of big TVs, drink specials, and prizes.
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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