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The Official Drink of Austin!

Drink of the Month


Compliments of Ranch 616, Austin

This drink was recently voted the Official Drink of Austin. We had a lot of fun serving it at our Labor Day party, but if it's not your style for at home, visit Ranch 616 after Sept.13, when they reopen with a brand new patio.

  • 1 large fresh jalapeno
  • 1 oz. Paula's Texas Orange
  • 1 oz. Tito's Vodka
  • 1 oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ice-cold Lone Star longneck
Prepare the jalapeno by chopping off the stem end and scooping out the insides (careful with this part; rinse your hands immediately to avoid burning). Mix a tad of ground cayenne with kosher salt to rim the jalapeno.

Combine PTO, Tito's, and lime juice and either chill well or shake over ice. Serve in the jalapeno with the Lone Star as a chaser.


Football season is back in session, and here's our new version of the Burnt Orange, which is an excellent quaffer for tailgates or watching the game at home.

  • 1 oz. Paula's Texas Orange
  • 1 oz. Treaty Oak rum or other light rum
  • 1 oz. orange juice
  • 1 oz. Dr. Pepper or Coke
Fill a tall highball glass with ice. Add ingredients and top off with club soda and a wedge of fresh lime.


Mindy Kucan, noted local mixologist, recently won a national drink contest with this recipe. She says the name derives from "card" for the cardamom and "lily" for
the orris root that gives Bombay sapphire its floral note.

  • 1 1/2 oz. Bombay Sapphire gin
  • 1/2 oz. Paula's Texas Lemon
  • 2 oz. tonic water--preferably organic Q tonic
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
  • 1 lemon wedge coated in a mixture of sugar with a touch of ground cardamom

Combine ingredients with ice in a highball glass. Garnish with sugared lemon wedge. 

For more party cocktail ideas and recipes, visit our website

Ring of Fire
Ring of Fire
(note the 616 brand)
Photo by David Alan

About the Official Drink of Austin

The Ring of Fire, created by the fun-loving folks at Ranch 616, took the top prize at the fifth annual Official Drink of Austin contest at Threadgill's August 27. The contest, sponsored by Tito's Vodka, has been held in conjunction with the BatFest and the winning drink was formerly called the Batini.

Five finalists presented their entries with a bit of humor and flair. Ranch 616's program included a Johnny Cash-esqe bartender having an  existential conversation with a life-sized (live) jalapeno while he concocted the drinks.

With the drink containing local spirits Tito's and Paula's, Lone Star Beer, and the much-loved jalapeno, Ranch 616 owner Kevin Williamson said "How much more Austin can you get?".

Read Stateman's Addie Broyles' report on the event and view photos of some of the outrageous presenters.

Paula's on Film

Noted local mixologist David Alan of The Tipsy Texan shows viewers at how to create the perfect margarita and says Paula's Texas Orange is the best orange liqueur for the job. View the video.

Paula concocted The Burnt Orange on the KXAN morning show Saturday, Aug. 30. At least three people were known to view the 3-minute clip live.

Tailgates! Football season is here! Look for our banners at the tailgates near the stadium.
Performing Arts Center season kick-off reception, Thursday, Sept. 18, 6 p.m.
Salvage Vanguard annual fundraiser, Saturday, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m.
OctoTea Dance benefiting AIDS Services of Austin, Sunday, Sept. 21, 3-9 p.m., The Long Center
Les Dames d'Escoffier annual fundraiser, Saturday, Oct. 4, 6 p.m., Texas Culinary Institute

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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