Crown Royal’s newest offering, limited-edition Crown Royal Texas Mesquite is here just in time to kick-off your summertime grilling and barbecues. Marrying two iconic Texas traditions, barbecue and whisky, the new Crown Royal Texas Mesquite combines the smoky flavor of locally sourced Texas mesquite wood with the signature smoothness of Crown Royal De Luxe.

Crown Royal Texas Mesquite embraces a flavor as big as the state of Texas, bursting with rustic and refined notes of smoked mesquite and barbecue. Crown Royal Texas Mesquite pairs well with your favorite barbecue dish, but to really bring out your inner Texas, try whipping up one of the cocktails below for a smoky and spicy twist.

There’s a hint of Texas flair rooted in every bottle as Crown Royal Texas Mesquite includes the signature box and bag but with red, white and blue hues and has a suggested retail price of $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 Mesquite Mule

1.5 oz. Crown Royal Texas Mesquite

½ oz. lemon juice

½ oz. agave syrup

4 oz. Ginger Beer

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.

Texas Mesquite Old Fashioned

1.5 oz. Crown Royal Texas Mesquite

½ teaspoon of wildflower honey

Dash of orange bitters

Directions: 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.

Mesquite Paloma

1.5 oz. Crown Royal Texas Mesquite

3 oz. Grapefruit soda

Grapefruit wedge garnish

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

Fredericksburg Fix

1.5 oz. Crown Royal Texas Mesquite

1 teaspoon of peach preserves

½ squeeze of lemon

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.

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