Joe Buck Cocktail Recipe | Downtown, Austin

Reservations are necessary before heading to Midnight Cowboy Modeling School. The one-time brothel is now home to some of the best cocktails in Austin, offered up in a cheeky speakeasy setting. The bar is full of inside jokes: the buzzer to be admitted to the bar is labeled "Harry Craddock," for instance. And then there's the Joe Buck, a mustardy spin on the Moscow Mule that is named for Jon Voight's character in the film from which the bar takes its name. For more 2012 Best Cocktails, click here.

Recipe adapted from Midnight Cowboy Modeling School, Austin, TX

Joe Buck
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Joe Buck from Midnight Cowboy Modeling School, Austin, TX
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  • ¼ ounce Dijon mustard
  • ¼ ounce honey
  • Paprika
  • 1½ ounces Balcones Baby Blue corn whiskey
  • ½ ounce lemon juice
  • Ice
  • 2 ounces ginger beer
  • Lemon wedge
  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the mustard and the honey with a splash of hot water. Add a dash of paprika and stir. Add the whiskey, lemon juice and ice, and shake until chilled. Strain into a copper mug filled with ice and top with the ginger beer. Garnish with a lemon wedge dusted with paprika and serve.
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