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Crown Royal Texas Mesquite – Let the Grilling Begin!

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 June 20, 2018 – Crown Royal Texas Mesquite – Let the Grilling Begin!

Don’t mess with Texas unless you are Crown Royal which has just released a limited edition Texas Mesquite whisky to go with summertime grilling.  How did they do it?  They used locally sourced Texas mesquite wood to give their Crown Royal Deluxe Canadian whisky a smoky flavor proving that we can all get along over a drink.

We’ve tried it and we can guarantee if smoky is your flavor, this whisky is for you.  We sampled it over ice but we can’t wait to whip up one of the cocktails below and we invite all y’all to join us, cowboy hats optional.  It’s the perfect whisky for barbecue and we’re thinking it will be a great addition to Fourth of July activities.

There’s a hint of Texas flair rooted in every bottle as Crown Royal Texas Mesquite includes the signature box and a blue bag with red and white decorations.  The bottle has a red, white and blue neckband.  Of course it wouldn’t say Texas without the famous star.   The suggested retail price is $24.99 for a 750ml bottle. As a limited edition offering, it is currently available in Texas and other select states including California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Nevada, Maryland and Tennessee.


Texas Mixologist Brian Floyd developed the following cocktail recipes for easy entertaining:


Mesquite MuleTexas Mesquite Mule

1.5 oz. Crown Royal Texas Mesquite

½ oz. lemon juice

½ oz. agave syrup

4 oz. Ginger Beer


Method:  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.



Mesquite PalomaMesquite Paloma

1.5 oz. Crown Royal Texas Mesquite

3 oz. Grapefruit soda

Grapefruit wedge garnish


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




Mesquite Fredericksburg FixFredericksburg Fix

1.5 oz. Crown Royal Texas Mesquite

1 teaspoon of peach preserves

½ squeeze of lemon


Method:  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.



Mesquite Old FashionedTexas Mesquite Old Fashioned

 1.5 oz. Crown Royal Texas Mesquite

½ teaspoon of wildflower honey

Dash of orange bitters


Method: 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.