So you’ve been put in charge of planning an Austin area bachelor party and getting the other 15-25 guys to go along with the plan. Here’s the good news…most of the other 15 guys going don’t really have an opinion of what to do. Now the bad news…without those other guys having any opinion on what to do for the groom’s big night, you my friend are on an island. Now you are thinking “Where the hell do I start?” or “I don’t have the time to plan this thing” or “If this party sucks, my buddies will never let me live it down” or a variation of all three. Let’s address those thoughts real quick. Continue reading “9 Rules for the Ultimate Austin Bachelor Party”
So you want to start a home bar, huh? Well if you’re like most people in Austin, the first thing you’ll do is head down to Twin Liquors and grab twenty random spirits based on which bottles look the coolest, pick up an ugly shaker with six recipes you’ll never use printed on the glass, a muddler because smashing things sounds cool, seventeen lemons, and for the love of God don’t forget to get a giant bottle of Baileys! You’re going to need the Baileys…for…something. Continue reading “5 Essential Tips For Starting a Home Bar”
Austin Bat Festival
We just couldn’t get enough of the bats that we love – Austin has a Bat Festival. The 14th Annual Bat Fest is August 18th, 2018 and takes place on the Congress bridge. Experiencing live music, craft vendors, yummy Austin food, bat costume contest, bat activities and the flight of the Austin Bats from the Congress Bridge! Austin is known for keeping ‘it weird’ and this is just normal for us. Bat Fest is now a staple amounts all other festivals and is celebrating their 14th year. Be sure to take in the full Austin Bat experience and order Bat Fest Tickets. Continue reading “Thousands of Bats Ascend into the Austin Sky”
We are down to the final countdown before the big Cinco de Mayo celebrations begin. While many people think that Mexican beers and Tequila are the only two beverages to choose from, they are sadly mistaken. This year, it is time to step up your game and put a twist on your party time beverage.
The Bud Light Rita group is a family of different flavored margaritas with a twist of Bud Light Lime. The four flavors are Lime-A-Rita, Raz-Ber-Rita, Straw-Ber-Rita, and Mang-O-Rita and at 8% ABV they are sure to pack a punch in your drink. The sweet flavor they provide make them an easy base for a number of different cocktails, so while you’re planning your Cinco celebrations take a peek at the following recipes and see if any spark your interest! Kick up your spice a notch with: Continue reading “Cinco de Mayo in Austin With A Twist”
Where Can I See Christmas Lights Around Austin?
Updated for 2018. December is almost here, and the countdown to Christmas is on. Here is a list of some of the holiday displays around town that will get you into the spirit of the season: Continue reading “2018 Definitive Guide to Christmas Lights Around Austin”
I was playing around with vodka infusions this week. The infusion I tried was with just vodka and peaches. After 5 days of occasional gentle swirling I sampled it. The fruit flavor was much more subtle than my previous apple and cinnamon infusion and it had a nice golden orange color to it. Continue reading “Recipe for a Black Peach Cocktail”
Interview – Justin Rahm tells his story of how he ended up in Austin, at Corner Bar Austin and what his goals are. Continue reading “Know Your Local Bartender – Justin Rahm at Corner Bar Austin”
On the rocks, with a part of perfect martini or a slosh of tonic, gin is the perfect summer drink!
On the rocks, with a part of perfect martini or a slosh of tonic, gin is the perfect summer drink! When it comes to living a classy lifestyle, it is a staple in many countries. This spirit is distinctive from many other varieties of alcoholic drinks, thanks to its use of juniper berries, a common flavoring ingredient. Thirst-quenching, crisp, zesty, popular, famous, tangy tonic water- wish to know more? Here is a list of 8 most popular and famous gin’s in the world. Continue reading “8 Most Popular And Famous Gin’s In The World”
So I decided to try infusing some vodka over the weekend. I know all about flavored vodkas, but if I bought a bottle of flavored vodka it would probably just sit around for a long time before it got used. So I bought myself a one of the larger Absolut bottles (1 liter and change) so I could make small batches of different infusions. Continue reading “Vodka Infusions”
The Austin bartenders at Austin Bartending Co. of Austin, Texas have worked hundreds of events. We have a pretty good idea of what makes an Austin wedding fun and what puts a damper on the party.
Here are our Austin bartender’s top three Austin wedding preventable disasters: Continue reading “Preventable Austin Wedding Disasters – Heat, Kids and Shots”