Texas Distilled Spirits Association

The Rise of Craft Cocktails

Texas liquor laws relaxed for the first time since Prohibition in 2013 when Texas legislators passed significant changes to the alcoholic beverage laws that allowed Texas distillers to sell their products directly to consumers in limited quantities. This opened the door for craft-style distilleries to take root and flourish. From El Paso’s recently launched coffee and cocktail bars to Houston’s nitro-muddled mint and hand-chiseled ice, Texans are making their mark with homegrown liquors and crafty cocktail combos.

Infuse Your Next Event with Local Tequila & Agave

El Big Bad restaurant and event space has a reputation for its Texas-sized selection of tequila infusions. One step inside the historic downtown Houston eatery and it’s clear why the venue is known for tequila. A full bar loaded with top-shelf spirits stretches the entire length of the upstairs dining room.

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