San Luis Spirits, the makers of Dripping Springs vodka and gin, is located in Dripping Springs, Texas, in the Texas Hill Country, and offers some of the best vodka and gin in the state. Dripping Springs Vodka and Texas Orange Vodka are micro-distilled 20 times in small 50-gallon batches, then mixed with pure, mineral-rich artesian spring water from the Texas Hill Country before a final clarifying filtration through Swedish-activated charcoal. The Texas Orange Vodka is made with hand-zested Texas oranges, and after the oranges are zested, the actual fruit is donated to the Austin Zoo. Dripping Springs Artisan and Traditional gins are made in small 40-gallon batches and incorporate citrus from the Texas Rio Grande Valley and southwestern flavors. The on-site tasting room is open six days a week, and specialty cocktails are available on Saturdays. Tours are offered Thursday through Saturday and include a tasting and souvenir shot glass. Tour tickets must be purchased in advance and attendants must be 21 and up.
In the summer of 2020, the biggest party of the Houston food and beverage scene came right to your living room. CultureMap’s Tastemaker Awards — Virtual Edition brought all the delicious and innovative ideas from Houston’s best chefs and bartenders straight to you, courtesy of Tasting Totes that were brimming with goodies.
VIP ticket-holders had their Tasting Totes delivered right to their door, while general admission attendees swung by Silver Street Studios to pick up their swag bags. A bottle of Dripping Springs Vodka was included in the Tasting Totes, along with other goodies for VIP’s to enjoy.
During the virtual event, 2019 Bartender of the Year winner Sarah Troxell showed you how to make a cocktail, step by step onscreen. Equipped with Dripping Springs Vodka, Topo Chico, and a to-die-for lavender lemonade mix, guests could mix their own cocktails to get the party started.