Crown Royal Texas Mesquite

We’re excited to say that we’re lucky enough to be working with Crown Royal this summer as their brand profile grows. Join us at Empire Mixology in welcoming the newest addition tot he Crown family; Crown Royal Texas Mesquite! Nearly 60 years ago, Canadian oil workers made the trek to the Lone Star State, bringing with them their whisky of choice, Crown Royal. Known for its regal history and distinguished flavor, Crown Royal became a mainstay in Texas and has left its mark with innumerable Texas fans. Today, Crown Royal is giving back to Texas with its first ever limited-edition release of Crown Royal Texas Mesquite.

Marrying two iconic Texas traditions, barbecue and whisky, Crown Royal Texas Mesquite combines the smoky flavor of locally sourced Texas mesquite wood with the signature smoothness of Crown Royal De Luxe. Crown Royal Texas Mesquite adds a special smokiness to summertime grilling, barbecues and celebrations of all kind that are in need of a little Texas kick.

Crown Royal Texas Mesquite embraces a flavor as big as the state of Texas, bursting with rustic and refined notes of smoked mesquite and barbecue. Crown Royal Texas Mesquite pairs well with your favorite barbecue dish, but to really bring out your inner Texas, try whipping up one of the cocktails below for a smoky and spicy twist.

 

The Fredericksburg Fix

by Texas Mixologist Brian Floyd

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. Crown Royal Texas Mesquite

1 teaspoon of peach preserves

½ squeeze of lemon

Directions:

Combine the peach preserves, lemon and Crown Royal Texas Mesquite into a shaker and shake vigorously. Strain over crushed ice and garnish with a lemon slice.

 

Texas Mesquite Mule

by Texas Mixologist Brian Floyd

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. Crown Royal Texas Mesquite

½ oz. lemon juice

½ oz. agave syrup

4 oz. Ginger Beer

Directions:

Combine Crown Royal Texas Mesquite, lemon juice and agave syrup in a shaker. Strain over ice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a lemon wheel or slice of candied ginger.

 

The Mesquite Paloma

by Texas Mixologist Brian Floyd

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. Crown Royal Texas Mesquite

3 oz. Grapefruit soda

Directions:

Combine Crown Royal Texas Mesquite and grapefruit soda into a shaker and pour into a glass over ice. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.

The Texas Mesquite Old Fashioned

by Texas Mixologist Brian Floyd

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. Crown Royal Texas Mesquite

½ teaspoon of wildflower honey

Dash of orange bitters

Directions:

Add honey to a rocks glass and top with Crown Royal Texas Mesquite. Stir for 30 seconds to mix in the honey, then add ice. Add a dash of orange bitters and stir again. Garnish with an orange peel and mint sprig.

“Texas continues to be a special place for Crown Royal, so it was fitting to create a variant that harnesses the loyalty of all those fans,” said Nicola Heckles, Brand Director of Crown Royal.