cocktails

Texas Tiki Week 2017 Treasure Map

Soak Up Texas Tiki Week 2017

Texas Tiki Week is here! As I mentioned in my previous summer of tiki round-up, September 11-17, 2017 is a magical week put on by the geniuses at the Austin USBG, celebrating all things pertaining to tiki cocktail culture. Heaven! While there are tons of activities, events, seminars, and parties to attend throughout the week, there […] Read more…

Backyard Bourbon Fizz Cocktail | A TIme to Kale

Backyard Bourbon Fizz: A Healthy(ish) Summer Cocktail

I actually wanted to name this one the Backyard Berry Bourbon Fizz but decided that might be TOO much alliteration… even for me. This cocktail is bursting with the bright, fresh, and fruity flavors of summertime. No simple syrup, honey, or any other sweetener or flavorings needed – just quality bourbon and fresh watermelon, strawberries, […] Read more…

The Brittany Icenhauer's

Summer Cocktail Camp at Icenhauer’s

Ahh… just look at that. Is there anything more beautiful to gaze upon than a fully stocked bar? I got the chance to taste and even make some of my own cocktails from these colorful bottles at Icenhauer’s last week. I scored an invite to the Rainey Street bar’s summer cocktail camp, an unveiling of […] Read more…

Qui Official Cocktail of Austin

Official Drink of Austin Recap

Last Thursday I had the pleasure of attending one of the most fun food events I’ve ever experienced: the Official Drink of Austin event, presented by Austin Food & Wine Alliance and Tipsy Texan. My reasons for attending were threefold: 1. The restaurant I do social media &marketing for, TRACE, was there serving up our […] Read more…

No Va Rainey Mac and Cheese

A Very Happy Hour at No Va

The best part about being in the AFBA is definitely bonding with fellow food-obsessed Austinites, but I’d say the second best part is our monthly happy hours. These events are useful for networking and whatnot, but mostly they give me a great reason to try out a different bar/restaurant every month! Case in point, the […] Read more…

Rio Rooftop Pool

RIO Rooftop Bar + Pool

I know, I know… it’s almost Thanksgiving, so why am I reviewing a rooftop pool? Because rooftop pools are AWESOME, that’s why. And because, to my delight, RIO Rooftop was the location for our October AFBA Happy Hour! I’d been wanting to check out RIO since I first caught wind of its existence back at the […] Read more…

Haymaker Austin

Haymaker: Finally, a Sports Bar on Manor!

I’ve always been a fan of the Manor area. It’s home to some of my favorite eateries in Austin: Mi Madre’s, Hoover’s, Vivo (because their hibiscus margarita is my favorite marg in all of Austin!), Salty Sow, etc. Lately it’s been blowin’ up even more with the very recent openings of Schoolhouse Pub and, yep, Haymaker. […] Read more…