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SWIZZLES – BOBBY’S WEEKLY HOUSTON PRESS COCKTAIL COLUMN

SWIZZLES - BOBBY’S WEEKLY HOUSTON PRESS COCKTAIL COLUMN

I know what you’re thinking. And yes, the swizzle does sound like some crazy drink Snoop would have verbally invented at the height of his popularity. After all, it wouldn’t be the first of his concoctions – gin and juice anyone? It’s just too easy to imagine Snoop riding down Santa Monica in drop-top ‘64 […]


THE CORN N’ OIL – BOBBY’S WEEKLY HOUSTON PRESS COCKTAIL COLUMN

THE CORN N' OIL - BOBBY'S WEEKLY HOUSTON PRESS COCKTAIL COLUMN

For weeks, this friendly cocktail column has resisted the urge to write about the Corn N’ Oil. It was tempting, but using the Gulf spill as vehicle for discussing this cocktail seemed far too easy. After all, maintaining this column as a refuge from the daily stream of petroleum press seemed increasingly important as the […]


THE TEXAS MICRO-DISTILLATION MARKET

THE TEXAS MICRO-DISTILLATION MARKET

Since my return to Houston a couple of years ago, I have anxiously monitored the Texas spirits market. In Chicago, I had the great small-batch spirits from North Shore Distillers, including Distiller’s Gin No.6 and their Aquavit. But, despite the boom of Tito’s Vodka years before, the Texas market remained relatively quiet, adding only Paula’s Texas Spirits until 2007. I was always puzzled […]