Thursday, January 26, 2012

A little more about Texas gin...

Our Waterloo Gin hit shelves back in mid-November in the Austin area.  There are now a few stores in both Houston and San Antonio that are carrying it as well.  The response has been pretty positive thus far.  We were aiming to make a traditionally styled London Dry Gin with a definitively Texas twist.  We achieved this by mixing the usual ingredients with some Texas natives - lavender, pecan and grapefruit zest.  If you haven't had a chance to try it, you really should.  It's a big junipery gin that is softened quite a bit by the presence of the grapefruit and lavender.   
Four Seasons: Chris makes a Gin 'N Sin 
We've seen a lot of our local Austin restaurants and bars start to carry Waterloo Gin and do some fantastic work with it.  The Four Seasons has created a number of great cocktails with Waterloo, many of which were featured at our release party there.  Pam over at the Tigress has come up with some cocktails that blew us all of out of the water!  
The only thing better than the 'Loo and Tonics at Yellow Jacket Social Club is their amazing beet sandwich. 
'Loo & Tonic

Of course, Jack Allen's and Red's Porch, two of my all time faves, continue to support local and feature Waterloo Gin.  If you're near VY Steakhouse, make sure to have Zach hook you up with one of his awesome concoctions as well. 
Red's Porch: The Greenbelt
I hope that everyone is enjoying Waterloo Gin.  I'll leave you with one of my favorite drinks from the badasses over at Lucky 13 Cocktail Company, the Austin Cup No.9.  It was voted Fan Favorite for the Official Drink of Austin!
  • Waterloo Gin
  • Domaine de Canton (ginger cognac)
  • Texas Olive Balsalmic Vinegar
  • Texas Goodflow Honey
  • Bad Dog Bar Craft Sarsaparilla Bitters
  • Fresh lemon & cucumber
Phenomenal cocktail...and I'll bet that Marcelo may even share the recipe if you reach out to him!