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Sip & Savor

August 28th, 2016

Where To Sip Your Team Spirits

Cheer on UT with team pride tailgate toddies at Hotel Ella.

Yes, red plastic cups and a tub of hummus with pita chips between friends in a parking lot can be a ton of fun.

But if this year you're looking for a more 50 yard line experience, look no further than the annual Hotel Ella Fancy Tailgate Series. Held on the chic front lawn and veranda of the property, step right up for four tailgate events that coincide with select UT home football games this fall. Cheer on the Longhorns while enjoying a game-day inspired buffet by Goodall’s Kitchen, Deep Eddy Vodka and High Brew Coffee cocktails, beer and wine, shuttles to and from the stadium, and pre-game broadcasts on flat-screens. We scored the delcious recipe for one of their spirited signature sips, sure to take your from first to fourth quarter. 

4th & Goal
1.5 oz. Deep Eddy vodka
½ oz. lavender syrup
¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
Lemon wheel to garnish

Directions: Combine vodka, lavender syrup and lemon juice into cocktail shaker and give a good shake. Strain into collins glass, top with seltzer, garnish with a lemon wheel and enjoy!

Photo Amira Jensen

The first of the Hotel Ella Tailgate Series starts THIS Sunday, September 4, with the UT vs. Notre Dame game. The tailgate starts at 3:30 p.m., 3 hours before kickoff.

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