March in Austin means SXSW, and for our Bright Living Cocktail Hour we are mixing up some SXSW inspired cocktails made with Texas Spirits. SXSW began in 1987 and has grown from 700 participants to 51,000 today. The event brings together a diverse international community from the technology, film, and music industries. Sip amazing cocktails anywhere in town, and you are certain to see the next hot CEO, director, or band. Our first inspired cocktail is for the interactive crowd. This Tito’s Texas Sipper packs just the right amount of grapefruit kick to impress any technology mogul.
Tito’s Vodka and Grapefruit Cocktail for the SXSW Interactive Crowd.
1 1/2 oz of Tito’s Handmade Vodka
1 oz of Elderflower liqueur (we used St. Germain)
2 oz grapefruit juice
2 oz grapefruit soda
Sugar (this optional if you want to add a sugar rim around your glass).
Pour Tito’s, St. Germain, and grapefruit juice into a shaker with ice. Shake it up!
Pour mixture into a glass filled with ice.
Top it off with grapefruit soda
SXSW Interactive Events to attend today:
Austin Start-Up Crawl showcases the best in talent, startups, and more that Austin’s technology community has to offer. Last year it had more than 50 companies and 24,000+ registered crawlers. This year promises to be even bigger.
7th Annual Calm Before The SXSW Storm Drinkup
The Ginger Man, 301 Lavaca St – The Ginger Man features massive amounts of beer and is a local hidden jewel.