Stock your pantry with these Austin, TX mocktail ingredients

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This mocktail ingredient list will have you sippin’ pretty. | Photo by Anil Sharma on Unsplash Photo by Anil Sharma on Unsplash

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A well-stocked bar makes for one happy Austinite.

While you may have the usual drink-making tools on hand, these cocktail jiggers + ingredients will elevate your cocktail making game next time you reach for the shaker.

🥃 Mixers

SoCo Ginger Beer

Where to get it: Whole Foods, Thom’s Market, Ani’s Day & Night

How to use it: Combine grenadine, lime juice, and this ginger beer to create the perfect Shirley Temple.

St. Cecilia’s Daytripper

Where to get it: St. Cecilia Soda Company

How to use it: Mix this local soda with a non-alcoholic spirit to create a spiritless Paloma.

🥃 Syrups, bitters + more

Sugarcane Kola Syrup

Where to get it: Central Market, Total Wine & More, Salt & Time, J&J Spirits

How to use it: Get creative and use this in a cola mocktail. Don’t forget the lime.

Bubbs Strawberry Hibiscus Syrup

Where to get it: Barrett’s Coffee

How to use it: Include this in your favorite sparkling mocktail.

Texas Grapefruit Shrub

Where to get it: Central Market, Total Wine & More, Salt & Time, J&J Spirits

How to use it: Split a bottle of Liber & Co.’s Texas Grapefruit Shrub and Ruby Red Grapefruit Cordial to create a tasty mocktail.

Lemon Lavender Syrup

Where to get it: Bitters & Bubbles

How to use it: Combine soda water, syrup, and ice to make yourself a satisfying Lemon Lavender Mocktail.

Sweet Tea Bitters

Where to get it: Barrett’s Coffee

How to use it: For a refreshing drink, add lemon, sugar, and ice to this sweet tea bitter.

🥃 Barware

Essential Bar Kit

Where to get it: Liber & Co.

How to use it: Shake things up at your at-home bar with this kit.

The Bourbon Box

Where to get it: Bitters & Bubbles

How to use it: Pair this kit with a non-alcoholic bourbon + use the recipe cards to help you.

Cocktail Jigger

Where to get it: Spiritless

How to use it: Get jiggy with it by using this device that allows you to measure 1-ounce + 2-ounce pours.

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Make a mocktail using Jalisco 55, which comes from the Austin-based company Spiritless. | Photo by Sidney Bensimon

Spiritless Jalisco 55 Paloma

Build ingredients in a highball glass (except soda). Then add ice, top it with soda, stir gently, and garnish with a grapefruit peel. (Salt rim optional: Rim glass with salt by rubbing a lime piece around the edge of glass and rolling glass in coarse salt, then brush off the excess salt.)

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You can make the Summer Basil Spritz from Sans Bar right at home. | Photo via Sans Bar

Summer Basil Spritz from Sans Bar


    • 6 fresh strawberries, sliced
    • 6-8 fresh basil leaves
    • 1 oz agave or honey
    • Ice cubes
    • 2 oz lemon juice
    • 2 cups club soda, chilled
    • Additional fresh basil leaves, optional

In a shaker, muddle strawberries, basil, and honey or agave. Fill the shaker with ice, then add lemon juice. Next, cover + shake for 10 seconds. After that, strain the liquid into a serving glass with ice, then top it with club soda and garnish it with a fresh strawberry.

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