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Travaasa Austin's C&C cocktail
Travaasa Austin's C&C cocktail

Drink Your Vegetables with These 12 Cocktails

Vegetables are the new fruits.

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Travaasa Austin's C&C cocktail

Vegetables and alcohol might seem like strange bedfellows, but these Austin bars and restaurants figured out how to make the combination work. From kale margaritas at Cheer Up Charlie’s, to the beet-based Bloody Mary at Hopdoddy, to Odd Duck’s carrot take on the Moscow Mule, here are the best produce-based cocktails found in the city. Keep in mind that these are seasonal offerings. If your favorite vegetable-based cocktail is missing from the list, let us know on the tipline or in the comments below.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Cheer Up Charlie's

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900 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 431-2133
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A place that offers kombucha on tap of course has vegetable drinks among their juice cocktail menu, including the Kale Margarita.

2. Peché

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208 W. 4th St.
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 495-9669
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Peche offers another Bloody Mary variation with the Bloody Caesar, substituting tomato juice with celery juice.

3. Odd Duck

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1201 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 433-6521
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Odd Duck is friendly with all local farms and this is visible in their cocktail menu, with several vegetable cocktails. There’s the Carrot Moscow Mule, the French Quandry with sunchoke, and the Roquette with an arugula-infused vermouth soda.

4. Travaasa Austin

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13500 Farm to Market Road 2769
Austin, TX 78726
(512) 258-7243
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The initials in the C&C cocktail stand for celery and cilantro, which are chopped and stirred into the drink, which is garnished with a celery stalk.

5. Whisler's

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1816 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 480-0781
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The I Yam What I Yam cocktail proudly uses sweet potato shrub with butter rum.

6. Gardner

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1914 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78762
Of course the vegetable haven uses greens in their cocktail menu. The gin drink comes with celery root and beets, along with blood orange and pink peppercorn.

7. Chavez

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111 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 478-2991
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The Radisson restaurant offers a cucumber and jalapeno cocktail with the El Cucumpeno.

8. Frank Restaurant

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407 Colorado St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 494-6894
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Hot dog purveyors’ Beet Poet mixes a house-made beet simple syrup with gin, celery bitters, sage, and lemon.

9. Hopdoddy Burger Bar

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1400 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 243-7505
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The Hey, Neighbor! adds beet juices to a standard Bloody Mary, topped a pickled beet skewer to pull it together.

10. QUI Restaurant

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1600 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 436-9626
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Take a seat at Qui’s bar and order the Kamote Daisy, made with sweet potato.

11. Contigo Austin

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2027 Anchor Ln.
Austin, TX 78723
(512) 614-2260
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The rustic space offers the Root Down cocktail, with a spiced beet syrup.

12. Living Room

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200 Lavaca St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 542-3600
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The hotel bar’s Jalapeno & Cucumber Lemonade combines refreshing and spicy for a tasty cocktail.

1. Cheer Up Charlie's

900 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
A place that offers kombucha on tap of course has vegetable drinks among their juice cocktail menu, including the Kale Margarita.
900 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701

2. Peché

208 W. 4th St., Austin, TX 78701
Peche offers another Bloody Mary variation with the Bloody Caesar, substituting tomato juice with celery juice.
208 W. 4th St.
Austin, TX 78701

3. Odd Duck

1201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Odd Duck is friendly with all local farms and this is visible in their cocktail menu, with several vegetable cocktails. There’s the Carrot Moscow Mule, the French Quandry with sunchoke, and the Roquette with an arugula-infused vermouth soda.
1201 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

4. Travaasa Austin

13500 Farm to Market Road 2769, Austin, TX 78726
The initials in the C&C cocktail stand for celery and cilantro, which are chopped and stirred into the drink, which is garnished with a celery stalk.
13500 Farm to Market Road 2769
Austin, TX 78726

5. Whisler's

1816 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
The I Yam What I Yam cocktail proudly uses sweet potato shrub with butter rum.
1816 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

6. Gardner

1914 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78762
Of course the vegetable haven uses greens in their cocktail menu. The gin drink comes with celery root and beets, along with blood orange and pink peppercorn.
1914 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78762

7. Chavez

111 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
The Radisson restaurant offers a cucumber and jalapeno cocktail with the El Cucumpeno.
111 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701

8. Frank Restaurant

407 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701
Hot dog purveyors’ Beet Poet mixes a house-made beet simple syrup with gin, celery bitters, sage, and lemon.
407 Colorado St
Austin, TX 78701

9. Hopdoddy Burger Bar

1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
The Hey, Neighbor! adds beet juices to a standard Bloody Mary, topped a pickled beet skewer to pull it together.
1400 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

10. QUI Restaurant

1600 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
Take a seat at Qui’s bar and order the Kamote Daisy, made with sweet potato.
1600 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

11. Contigo Austin

2027 Anchor Ln., Austin, TX 78723
The rustic space offers the Root Down cocktail, with a spiced beet syrup.
2027 Anchor Ln.
Austin, TX 78723

12. Living Room

200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701
The hotel bar’s Jalapeno & Cucumber Lemonade combines refreshing and spicy for a tasty cocktail.
200 Lavaca St
Austin, TX 78701

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