2019 Official Drink of Austin Preferred Spirits


The following brands are the approved spirits for cocktail submission:

Absolut Elyx 

Appleton Estate Rum

Austin Reserve Gin


Black Feather Whiskey

Bombay Sapphire Gin

Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Caffe Del Fuego

Del Maguey Vida

Desert Door Texas Sotol

Dripping Springs Artisan Gin

El Afan Reposado Tequila

El Dorado 12 Year Old Aged Rum

El Dorado 3 Year Old Cask Aged

Espolon Tequila

Garrison Brothers Balmorhea Bourbon Whiskey

Garrison Brothers Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey

Garrison Brothers 2019 Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey

Grey Goose Vodka


Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7

Jack Daniel’s Rye Whiskey

Jim Beam Black

Kimo Sabe Mezcal Joven

Kimo Sabe Mezcal Reposado

Knob Creek Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Maker’s Mark Bourbon

Olmeca Altos Tequila Plata


Russell’s Reserve Bourbon 

Santa Teresa 1796 Rum

Suntory Toki

Tequila Tromba Blanco

Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Treaty Oak Distilling Ghost Hill Bourbon Whiskey

Treaty Oak Distilling Red Handed Bourbon Whiskey

Violet Crown Spirits Midnight Marigold

Waterloo Antique Gin 

Waterloo No. 9 Gin 

Waterloo Old Yaupon

Western Son Texas Vodka

Western Son Texas Gin

Wheatley Vodka 

Any recipes submitted that do not include one of the above spirits will not be considered in the initial judging process and will be disqualified.

We have partnered with Giffard Fruit & Plant Syrups and Liber & Co for sponsored mixers. They are happy to supply mixers for you to test and include in your cocktail submissions.

Just email mariam@austinfoodwinealliance.org and we’ll connect you directly for your delivery.