7 Standout Cocktails in Lubbock

Written By Maggi Gallaspy

October 20, 2023

#Bars #Cocktails and Lounges #Culture #Nightlife>Bars

Cheers from Lubbock! We’ve rounded up our favorite West Texas libations from around the city. From stops in the Downtown Depot District to speakeasies on the south side, enjoy these spirits and more in Lubbock.

Garden Gimlet (Mocktail) | The Nicolett

Featured in Forbes Food & Wine, Chef Finn Walter’s innovative non-alcoholic cocktail program continues to push the boundaries of drinking and dining in West Texas. The Garden Gimlet is one of the most popular zero-proof pours and is a seamless blend of Seedlip Garden 108, lime and sage.

Shotgun Sue’s Saloon has taken Lubbock’s Depot District and dive bar scene by storm. Sippable art, the Amsterdam includes Pinkerton’s Vodka, Liquor 43 and fresh grape juice. This masterpiece is topped with a citrus bubble and is easily one of the saloon’s most popular cocktails.

Inside this upscale, modern parlor, you’ll find dim lighting, live music and an elevated bar experience. La Padrona is Gin, Vermouth Blanc and Elderflower. Described as elegant, elusive and intriguing, the menu says This Mistress is the best-kept secret.

Bloody Mary | Savage Tavern

Dinner and a drink in one! This local bar’s take on an epic Bloody Mary includes 2 shots of vodka with a house-made Bloody Mary mix served in a mason jar and topped with beer-battered kolaches, a chicken strip, fried olives, pickles and pizza rolls. If that’s not enough to fill you up, don’t leave without ordering the Mega Cheesesticks. You won’t be sorry!

Rosemary Paloma | The Co-Op Public House

This spicy riff on a classic cocktail includes Lalo, chile de arbol, grapefruit, rosemary and a cinnamon sugar rim. This farm-to-table experience is known for its craft bites and signature cocktails. No matter what you order, you’re in for a treat, and this drink packs a punch that will leave you coming back for more.

Espresso Martini | Manhattan 9

Knock, knock, who’s there? The Espresso Martini hides behind the doors of this speakeasy. Find the hidden passcode on the bar’s social media pages, and head inside to try this smooth mix of Grind Coffee Liqueur, Jameson Cold Brew, Kailua and heavy cream garnished with ground chocolate-covered coffee beans.

Banana Nut Ol’ Fash | Neighborhood F+B

The signature drink at this new South Lubbock staple is a walnut-infused howler’s head banana whiskey with a rich demerara, black walnut bitters and a brûléed banana on top. Pair it with a meal or let it stand alone as a satisfying nightcap dessert.

Ready to explore more of Lubbock’s craft cocktail scene? Join the Chilton Trail and try Lubbock’s iconic libation at a discounted rate at 11 restaurants and bars. Join here! #VisitLubbock


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