Stock your pantry with local cocktail + mocktail ingredients in San Antonio, TX

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A well stocked bar makes for one happy San Antonian

While you may have the usual drink making tools on hand, these local products + ingredients will elevate your cocktail making game next time you reach for the jigger and shaker. 

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🥃 Mixers

Southside Craft Soda

Where to get it: At your local H-E-B, Arlans Grocery, Molina’s Convenient Store, and Blue Star Provisions

How to use it: Co-founder Andrew Anguiano came up with the idea to start a soda company that was rooted in Southside pride. With four craft sodas, you’re sure to find the perfect mix. Don’t skip out on these mocktail ideas, either.

Central Market Organic Tonic Water

Where to get it: At your local H-E-B, Central Market – Broadway

How to use it: Made with quinine from cinchona bark, this mineral water comes from an ancient Romans spring in the northeast of Italy. Make a refreshing gin and tonic or pair it with your favorite local vodka (Our pick: Enchanted Rock Vodka).

🥃 Syrups, bitters + more

Bexar Tonics

Where to get it: Vista Brewing Company, The Farm Connection, Feliz Modern, Rancho Diaz

How to use it: From COVID-19 hobby to thriving business, owners Matt and Maray began creating tonic syrup the old fashioned way, with real cinchona bark imported from South America. Try one of these recipes featuring the syrups.

Twang

Where to get it: Local H-E-Bs, Spec’s, Pearl Farmers Market (occasionally), online

How to use it: Make the perfect michelada with local mixes, paired with Twang flavored beer + rimming salt.

🥃 Barware

Hanley Wood

Where to get it: 5611 Broadway St.

How to use it: Whether you’re looking to fill up the cabinet with new glass or trying to find a friend the perfect gift, you won’t be disappointed at this store running since 1966.

Feliz Modern

Where to get it: 110 W. Olmos Dr. and 303 Pearl Pkwy., Ste. 104 

How to use it: From papel picado coasters to Otomi ice buckets, this is your one-stop shop for all things uniquely San Antonio.

Rancho Diaz 

Where to get it: 303 Pearl Pkwy., Ste. 101

How to use it: Shop vintage and modern pieces with a San Antonio-twist — some by local artisans, others ethically-sourced from around the world.

🍹 Make it yourself

Now that your bar is stocked, let’s kick back for some easy sippin’. Twang has released an amazing recipe for a blended watermelon margarita, featuring Twang-a-rita Sunrise Spice Rimming Salt.

Ingredients needed:

  • Watermelon Slices
  • 1 ounce fresh squeezed Lime Juice
  • Agave Syrup
  • 2 ounces Blanco Tequila
  • 1 cup of Ice
  • Twang-a-rita Sunrise Spice Rimming Salt

Directions:

  • Grill watermelon briefly
  • Cut off rind
  • Add watermelon to blender
  • Squeeze lime juice
  • Add ¾ ounce Agave syrup – adjust to your taste
  • Add 2 oz of Blanco Tequila
  • Add ice to the blender
  • Blend, pour into glass and garnish

Watch the video tutorial on Twang’s website.