Caption

Austin bars, restaurants close out summer with adventurous cocktails

After months of sweltering heat, by mid-August we may be running out of ideas for summer fun. We’ve already sought out all the best Central Texas rivers on which to go tubing. Already eaten our weight in ice cream and sno cones at local dessert shops. And do we really need another dip in one of the Austin hotel pools that welcome locals? (Actually, yes.)

In any case, it’s time to drink.

To give that year-round activity the free, fun feeling of summer, search out seasonal cocktails with oddball ingredients, whether an unusual spirit or liqueur or a nonalcoholic accompaniment like vegetables that just isn’t so common in drinks.

We’ve found 11 cocktails made with adventurous ingredients — find out where you can sip them at mystatesman.com.

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Most read

  1. 1 Han Solo is America's favorite 'Star Wars' character, list says
  2. 2 Austin’s own Kendra Scott offers advice to UT grads
  3. 3 Exclusive: Chef Philip Speer suddenly closes Bonhomie in North Austin | The Feed

More from Austin360