At Lucy's Fried Chicken in Austin, Texas, local Republic Tequila Reposado is used in this Bee's Knees variation.
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This playful drink from Brandon Burkart of Haddingtons in Austin, Texas, is a bit like liquid cinnamon hearts with a long citrus finish...in the best way possible.
Sometimes a bit of spice in a cocktail is just the right thing to remind you that you're still alive. Here's a simple drink that can be adjusted to suit both those who crave heat, and those who like it a bit more mild. It's dynamite with tequila, but you can also make a smoky version with mezcal or a more herbal version with gin.
This non-alcoholic Bloody Maria is perfect for those lazy Sundays when you want to spend every minute outside. Stay at your grill and toss the tomatoes, peppers, and onions alongside your burgers, making sure they get a nice char. Yes, you will have to venture inside to blend it all together, but it really won't take long.
Back away from the Watermelon Pucker. Instead, make this simple, refreshing drink from cubes of real watermelon (it's mostly water!) and a little lime and tequila. The spicy rim is essential—each sip is a flash of heat, followed by the cooling cocktail.