These ten cocktails fit a variety of palates, and all scream 'Lubbock Texas'.

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The Buddy Holly 

Of course, we have to start with a drink named after the Lubbock legend, Buddy Holly.

  • 2 oz. 1941 Craft Vodka
  • 2 oz. pineapple juice
  • 2 oz. splash of club soda
  • Combine in glass with ice, stir, enjoy.


Because it will mess you up if you aren't careful, this is the Tornado.

  • 1 ounce rum
  • 1 ounce tequila
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 2 ounces cola
  • Stir liquor and sugar together, add ice, top with cola, enjoy.

Dirty Shirley 

Just like bar hopping on Broadway, its sweet, but also a little dirty. This is the Dirty Shirley.

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce grenadine
  • 8 ounces lemon-lime soda
  • 1 maraschino cherry
  • Combine ingredients in glass with ice, enjoy.


While it seems fun at the start, it'll sneak up on you. This is the Tumbleweed.

  • 1/2 oz Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Brandy
  • 1/2 oz Coffee Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz White Creme de Cacao
  • 1 oz Cream
  • Shake with ice, strain into chilled glass, enjoy.

Southern Sour 

A twist on a classic cocktail, you know nothing is better than a fresh peach on a hot summer's day. This is the Southern Sour.

  • 1 part of whiskey
  • 1 part of peach liqueur
  • 1 cup of lemon-lime soda
  • Combine ingredients in glass with ice, stir, enjoy.

Ranch Water 

A classic to enjoy on your porch, the Ranch Water.

  • 1 1/2 ounces blanco tequila
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • Topo Chico, chilled, to top (about 6 ounces)
  • Combine ingredients in glass with ice, stir, combine.

Texas Tea

If there are two things Lubbock love the most, it's Texas and Tea.

  • 1/2 ounce blanco tequila
  • 1/2 ounce bourbon whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce gin
  • 1/2 ounce light rum
  • 1/2 ounce vodka
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec
  • 1 ounce sour mix
  • Cola (about 2 ounces)
  • Combine ingredients in glass with ice, stir well, enjoy.

Dusty Rose 

While the flowers might look pretty now, they will be covered in dust in no-time. This is the Dusty Rose.

  • 1 part Cherry brandy
  • ½ part White Crème de cacao
  • 2 parts Heavy whipping cream
  • Shake with ice, strain into chilled glass, enjoy.

Texas Gentleman 

A true gentleman enjoys his whiskey and a cup of joe. So, why not mix them together with the Texas Gentleman?

  • 2 parts TX Whiskey
  • 0.5 part coffee liqueur
  • 3 dashes chocolate bitters
  • Combine in glass with ice, garnish with orange peel, enjoy.


We have to finish strong with THE Lubbock drink, the Chilton.

  • 2 oz vodka
  • Juice of two lemons (about 1.5 oz)
  • 5-6 oz soda
  • Combine ingredients in glass with ice (salt rim if desired), enjoy.

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