A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from August 21, 2008
Texas Nectar (cocktail)

"Texas Nectar” is a cocktail offered by the Hill Country barbecue restaurant in New York City, at 30 West 26th Street. The cocktail contains Maker’s Mark bourbon, Southern Comfort, almond extract, and orange juice. It doesn’t appear as though other restaurants have yet picked up on the cocktail (which has received mixed reviews).


Food Buzz by Ryan Sutton (Bloomberg.com)
New York owes a debt to Texas.

The Lone Star State exported Norah Jones to the Lower East Side, returned Roger Clemens to the Bronx and sent a giant pile of smoked sausage to the Flatiron District.

Welcome to Hill Country.
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Thirsty? Order straight tequila, mescal or beer. A tasting of cocktails was not promising.

Why does a vodka “margarita’’ need sugary agave “nectar’’ in addition to Cointreau? The Texas Nectar has bourbon, Southern Comfort, almond extract and orange juice. It tastes like almond- flavored O.J. The Bullet mixes bourbon and rum with Big Red soda. The pop adds more color than substance to this unbalanced, alcohol-heavy concoction. I’m sure gunpowder tastes better.

We’ll take advice from Texans on meat, not cocktails.
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Last Updated: June 19, 2007 00:16 EDT

Insatiable Critic
July 2, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Hill Country: Texas Land
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We could sip the market’s bourbon Texas Nectar or Chili Cherry Chocolate Martini with this stuff, but I’m as happy as Ladybird Johnson in a rose garden with my Texas root beer.
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30 West 26th Street near Broadway 212 255 4544

Memoirs of an Ubereater
Monday, January 21, 2008
Amarillo By Morning, Hill Country by Night
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Eric “ELeven” Leven said…
I had the Texas Nectar Tonic (or whatever) drink and it got me pleasently buzzed before I ate my weight in meat.
January 22, 2008 5:54 PM

Intelligent Travel
August 18, 2008
Hill Country: Barbecue As It Should Be
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After our meal we planted ourselves at one of the restaurant’s two bars (where I happily observed that happy hour lasts from 3 to 6 p.m. and then again from 10 p.m. to 1a.m.) and befriended the bartender, Irene, who let me sample one of Hill Country’s Specialty Drinks called a Texas Nectar, which is a smack-you-down mix of Maker’s Mark, Southern Comfort, almond extract, and orange juice. 

Posted by Barry Popik
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