Picking the Perfect Chilton

Written By Katherine White

September 30, 2016


In most cities, asking for a Chilton will get you a quizzical look from the local bartender, but when you come to Lubbock almost every restaurant or bar has this refreshing cocktail ready to serve. Any way you order it, the Chilton packs a flavorful punch that will get you hooked and wanting more. Visit some of these Lubbock hot spots to quench your thirst with this tasty cocktail.

Chimy’s Cerveceria

Whether you are meeting up with friends for happy hour after work or enjoying a weekend beverage on the patio, Chimy’s offers an inviting atmosphere to enjoy the West Texas sunshine and friendly Texas Tech students and locals. Just across the street from Texas Tech University, Chimy’s is a lively spot in Lubbock that will leave a memorable mark on your stay. They may be known for margaritas, but try not to leave without sipping on a cucumber Chilton. With a unique blend of cucumber vodka, freshly squeezed lemon  and lime juice, fizzy club soda topped with Taijin seasoning (made of Mexican chilies with lime and salt), this Chilton is the perfect drink with just enough bite to keep you wanting more. Location: 2417 Broadway


The Pecan Grill Lounge at the Overton Hotel

At the Pecan Grill Lounge, Texas-made favorites are a specialty, and the Red Raider Chilton is definitely a stand out winner. Made with Deep Eddy’s Ruby Red grapefruit vodka, freshly squeezed lemon juice, a splash of cranberry juice and club soda, this drink is perfection. Recommended by many Lubbock locals, this cocktail is a must-have when visiting Lubbock. Enjoy a Red Raider Chilton while listening to live music every weekend from a variety of artists and genres. Location: 2322 Mac Davis Lane


Nick’s Sports Grill and Lounge

If you enjoy watching sports on the big screen, chowing down on a variety of food options or sampling brews and cocktails, Nick’s Sports Grill and Lounge is for you. With two locations, one near Texas Tech University and another in South Lubbock on 98th Street, Nick’s has a laid-back atmosphere and speedy service perfect for a night out with friends. If you want a taste of West Texas, the Chilton is the cocktail to choose. Not only do they offer a classic lemon Chilton but they also have a selection of fruity flavors including strawberry, mango and cucumber, all refreshing and tasty. Location: 9806 98th St. and 2323 Mac Davis Lane


Café J

Combining modern techniques with worldwide influences, a great selection of cocktails, wine and original artwork for your viewing pleasure, Café J offers a fine dining experience unlike any other in Lubbock. Head to Café J’s The Blue Martini Lounge on the weekends to hear live music from the best local bands, as you and your friends enjoy both cozy seating inside and an open patio outside to view the night sky. Both settings pair well with a Chilton that has been blended to perfection by the skillful mixologists behind the bar. Zesty and fresh, this classic is all you need for the night and won’t disappoint and neither will the atmosphere. Location: 2605 19th St.


Master Lubbock’s favorite cocktail at home!

  • Rim a highball glass with salt (optional but recommended), then fill with ice
  • Add 1 ½ ounces of vodka
  • Add juice of 2 lemons
  • Fill the glass with soda water and stir gently

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