Austinites have to face the truth. We're in the heat of Summer now, and the @ChevyTexan Denali I had for the week registered the temperature at 105 degrees (June 5th). My own car doesn't have a temperature read out for the weather, but I'm going to hazard to guess that the rest of the Summer will be able the same - Texas Hot. Some cocktails might change your tune though.
Google Places is presenting MIX: Celebrate Texas Cocktails on Friday, June 17th, and I am a fan. I've been dabbing in the cocktail culture for several years now, and it is apparent that Austin is blazing through as the "hot and haute" cocktail mecca. The MIX: Celebrate Texas Cocktails celebrates Texas spirits at the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs. Custom-made libations from the crafty hands of local mixologists and fresh ingredients from Whole Foods will be served from 9 pm until midnight. Cocktails will served with yummy freshly baked mmmpanadas, sandwiches from Sugar Shack BBQ, and gastro pub fare from J. Black's. JWG Photography will be capturing the fun!
Liquor sponsors include: SAVVY Handcrafted Vodka, Pecan Street Rum, Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka, Deep Eddy Vodka, Enchanted Rock Vodka,
Treaty Oak Platinum Rum, Republic Tequila, Tequila Ambhar, Paula's Texas Spirits, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Railean Rum, Graham's Texas Tea, and Dripping Springs Vodka.
Tickets are currently on sale for $50 until noon on Friday, June 17 or $60 at the door; price includes drinks and food for the evening. Purchase tickets at http://www.mixaustin.net/
To WIN a pair of tickets to the festivities: you can enter by posting the names of three of my favorite cocktail bars in Austin. It isn't difficult to find which ones are my favorites! @Mousethedog will pick a winner on Tuesday the 14th at noon.
Date: Friday, June 17th, 9pm until Midnight.
Location: Texas Federation of Women's Clubs, 2312 San Gabriel, Austin, TX 78705.
For more information, please visit: http://www.mixaustin.net/.
A portion of MIX proceeds will benefit Austin Involved, Austin's newest volunteer movement. Members of Austin Involved have the opportunity to learn about local nonprofits, vote for their choice of inspiring organizations, and give a small donation of time and money as cohesive group in order to make a larger impact. http://austininvolved.org/