Rain or shine, stop in one of the great new restaurants around town for a drink. Today's cocktail comes from the newly opened Austin location of Liberty Kitchen (based in Houston). Lily Langtry was an actress and producer who lived in various parts of Europe during the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Her connection with Texas is through Judge Roy Bean, who named Langtry, Texas after her, as well as the saloon "The Jersey Lilly" (thank you, Wikipedia). The cocktail bearing her name is a concoction of gin mixed with hibiscus syrup and lemon. It is a nice blend of sweet and tart with a hint of floral. Easy sipping and oh so pretty with its variegated color. Have a safe and happy Memorial Day!
Please note: Liberty Kitchen has closed since the publication of this post.