Imagine coming home after a long day of work and sipping on a sweet and refreshing cocktail, unwinding, and leaving work behind you. What could be better? Well how about pairing the cocktail with a delicious artisan crafted chocolate truffle from your favorite chocolate shop. Now that sounds like the perfect way to unwind. While … Continue reading Sweets and Spirits: the Perfect Combo!
What can be better than Bourbon and burgers? Getting your bourbon and burgers for $10 that's what. General Public offers happy hour that sports a bourbon-forward menu that can be paired with one of two burgers. For $5 you can get a 2-ounce pour of a bourbon of your choice, or for the same price you … Continue reading Bourbon and Burgers Can’t Be Beat
Chef Stefan Bowers and the St. Anthony Hotel released a new happy hour menu this past week. Thursday was the first day that the happy hour menu went into motion, the menu features both food and classic cocktail specials that will rotate out frequently. Gone is the old happy hour of two dollars off a house cocktails, … Continue reading Haunt and Rebelle Launch a New Happy Hour
For the past year Licor 43 has has been starting to emerge in the San Antonio bar scene. What, at first, started as a simple “Carajillo-gift pack," (featuring PULP coffee, branded Licor 43 glasses, and recipe cards) at the San Antonio Cocktail Conference has worked its way to bar menus all across the city. … Continue reading Carajillos: The Newest Drink Trend
Everyday at a rooftop bar in downtown San Antonio, bartenders and cocktail crafters from Paramour put their minds together to build great new cocktails perfect for summer patio sipping. The summer menu, which will feature at least four new cocktails as well as some old favorites, is going to roll out towards the beginning of … Continue reading Paramour Strikes Again with a New Summer Menu
On the far north side of San Antonio, Edison Experiment, a swanky cocktail bar with a speakeasy atmosphere and friendly tenders behind the bar, is starting to make a riffle in the cocktail competition scene. Including the Rum Runoff, which occurred last Wednesday, June 14th, the bar has now hosted three throw downs. The first … Continue reading Edison Experiments with a Rum Run-Off
June 5th marks the beginning of Negroni Week once again. The cocktail that the week is named after is simple, delicious and refreshing. It involves taking equal parts gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari, stirring them together, straining and viola! The program, which started in 2013, is sponsored by Campari, and helps raise money for different … Continue reading Negroni Week: Cocktails for Charity!
The San Antonio Cocktail Conference, an event which has occurred every year for the past 5 years, is continuing its expansion as the most premier conferences of its kind. The conference started in 2012 as a weekend affair, a way for the Houston Street Charities to raise money for non-profit organizations in the San Antonio … Continue reading The Event of the year: The San Antonio Cocktail Conference
A couple of months ago a new bar opened up in the San Antonio area. Lowcountry, located on the northern end of the Southtown, is nestled in a quaint two story house just behind Cezar Chavez Pkwy. The vibe at Lowcountry is very reflective of the style present in Southtown. It's cozy, artsy, quaint, and … Continue reading Cocktails and Tunes at Lowcountry
Rivertini through Drinking.In.SA's eyes:
The San Antonio River Foundation has hosted the Rivertini event for the past eight years, and the ninth one is on March 23rd, just under a week away. In preparation for the event, I decided to interview the competitors, shedding light on the mixologists and their creative processes. I challenged myself to interview 20 bartenders in … Continue reading Bartenders revving up for Rivertini!
Looking for a Happy Hour on the Northside? Check out Toro!
Jazz, TX, located in the basement of the bottling department at the Pearl, makes you feel as though you’ve stepped into another decade. The club is dark and romantic. The only lighting coming from the glowing neon sign and the faint radiance of the bar, one can’t help but be reminded of the club from … Continue reading Get Jazzy on it: Happy Hour at Jazz, TX