Festive Winter Cocktails From Still Austin Whiskey


Whether you’re planning a holiday party or just looking for inspiration for winter cocktails. Still Austin Whiskey has shared some delicious recipes featuring its whiskeys and gin. My personal favorite is the Tex-spresso martini, YUM!

Tex-spresso Martini 

Texpresso martini with green background
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1.25 oz Still Austin Cask Strength Bourbon

1.5 oz Vanilla Cold Brew
.75 oz Chocolate Liqueur
.5 oz Half & Half
.25 oz Simple Syrup


Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until cold, a slight foam should build. Strain into a sugar rimmed and/or chocolate drizzled martini glass. Garnish with espresso beans.

Winter Manhattan

Winter Manhattan
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2 oz Still Austin Cask Strength Rye Whiskey 

1 oz Averna Amaro

3-4 dshs Black Walnut Bitters

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass full of ice and stir until very cold. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a Luxardo Cherry.

Chocolate Old Fashioned

Chocolate Old Fashioned
Chocolate Old Fashioned Photo credit Still Austin Whiskey

2 oz Still Austin Straight Rye Whiskey (“The Artist”)

.25 oz Real Maple Syrup

2 dshs Chocolate Bitters

In a rocks glass combine whiskey, maple syrup and bitters. Stir to incorporate. Add a large ice cube and stir again until chilled. Garnish with an orange peel and star anise.

It’s Giving Season

cocktail in highball glass
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1.5 oz Still Austin Gin  (“The Naturalist”)
1 oz Pomegranate Juice
.5 oz Lemon Juice
.5 oz Simple Syrup
Club Soda

Combine all ingredients, except soda, in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until cold. Strain into a collins glass over fresh ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with sprigs of fresh sage and  cranberries

Holiday Eggnog

holiday eggnog
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2 oz Still Austin Straight Bourbon (“The Musician”)

4 oz Eggnog

2 oz Whipped Cream


Combine bourbon and eggnog in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until cold. Strain into a coupe glass and finish with whipped cream. Optional cinnamon or pumpkin pie dusting and garnish with a cinnamon stick.


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