Thursday, November 7, 2019

Seasonal Fall Mixology and Food at The County Line Bar-B-Q #thecountyline #WGDinesOut #bbq #mixology #banhmi #sponsored

A new menu of eight creative and delicious handcrafted cocktails is available this Fall and Winter at the San Antonio I-10 location of The County Line Bar-B-Q. Created by Garrett Stephens -- the location's Assistant General Manager, pitmaster, chef, and mixologist -- these seasonal cocktails are a fun and boozy approach to traditional Fall flavors. Michael and I recently visited this location for a lunchtime tasting. We enjoyed a trio of these creative cocktails -- along with a delicious new seasonal fusion sandwich. We rounded out our meal with a duo of County Line's signature side dishes...and a pair of decadent desserts. I can't wait to tell you all about this deliciousness. But, first? About those seasonal cocktails...

Cacao Old Fashioned
This modern twist on the classic Old Fashioned starts with two fingers of cacao-infused Michter’s US #1 Single Barrel Kentucky Rye. Then, Liber & Co. Gum Syrup, incredible house-made brandy-spiced Oregon cherries, and Xocolatl Mole Bitters are added. This sophisticated cocktail is served in an Old Fashioned glass over a single Texas-sized ice cube. This cocktail is garnished with orange peel and a whole spiced cherry. The warm Fall flavors and citrus pairing is perfect for the season!
Cranberry-Orange Margarita
This tangy margarita features Milagro Silver Tequila, Paula’s Texas Orange Liqueur, a house-made cranberry-orange jam, and freshly squeezed orange and lime juices. This cocktail is served in an Old Fashioned glass that's rubbed with a lime wedge and dipped in mixture of salt, sugar, and Chinese five-spice powder. If you're a margarita fan, this cocktail will definitely be a huge hit!

This was my personal favorite of the cocktail trio we sampled! This warm tropical cocktail features Stolen Smoked Rum, Myers Dark Rum, Coco Lopez, and fresh pineapple and orange juices. It's served in a tropical Tiki mug and garnished with an edible orchid, nutmeg...and an umbrella.

Other County Line seasonal mixology selections include:

Apple Pie Mule

Made with Enchanted Rock Vodka, house-made cinnamon syrup, Honey Crisp Apple Cider, fresh lime, and Gosling’s Ginger Beer. This drink is served in a copper mug, garnished with a lime wheel and an apple slice.

Luxardo Whiskey Sour
This cocktail is made with two fingers of Treaty Oak Red Handed Bourbon, fresh lemon, Luxardo Cherry Syrup, and Woodford Reserve Spiced Cherry Bitters. This drink is served in a low-ball glass.

This potent libation contains Myers Dark Rum; Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaican Rum; fresh orange, pineapple, and lime juices; Liber & Co. Passion Fruit Syrup; and Pomegranate Syrup. This cocktail is served in a Mason jar that's garnished with an orange slice, cherry, and flower.

Big BBQ Bloody Mary
County Line's starts with their one-of-a-kind Tito's Vodka infusion -- infused with tomatoes, cucumber, celery, garlic, onion, carrots, dill and lemon. Then, Dimitri's Spicy Bloody Mary Mix is added. Garnishes include a pickle spear, pickled okra, green beans, cocktail onions, celery, and a hunk of marbled brisket. This over-the-top Bloody Mary is served in a Mason jar rimmed with bacon salt.

Frozen Rebecca Creek Whiskey and Coke

Along with our cocktails, we sampled County Line's limited edition BBQ Banh Mi Sandwich! This fusion Asian-BBQ sandwich starts with a freshly baked baguette. Inside is County Line’s famous peppered turkey breast, shredded carrots, fresh cucumber, and a creamy house-made Sriracha mayo. Cilantro and fresh sliced jalapenos are served on the side so you can customize the spice level of your sandwich. The BBQ Banh Mi comes with fries for just $9.99!

Prefer beef? No problem! Brisket can be subbed for an additional $1. Banh mi is the Vietnamese word for bread. It also refers to a baguette that's split lengthwise and filled with savory ingredients. During the 1950s, the banh mi was developed in Saigon, becoming a popular street food. We loved the Texas BBQ take on this classic Vietnamese sandwich! The baguette was crispy outside and warm...and soft inside. The bread easy to bite..unlike some hard/chewy buns. The smoky turkey or brisket paired very nicely with the sweet-spicy Sriracha mayo, sweet carrots, and earthy cilantro. This unique sandwich is definitely a MUST try!!

Our BBQ Banh Mi sandwiches were paired with perfectly crispy French fries and County Line's signature mayo-based potato salad on the side. We love potato salad, and County Line's version is tangy and super creamy! 

We were getting pretty full...but who can turn down a duo of delicious desserts?!?!? We shared the new Grandma's Banana Pudding and County Line's signature Mom's Homemade Bread Pudding. The banana creamy banana pudding is served in a glass jar. It contains chunks of fresh banana and vanilla wafers. It's garnished with dollops of whipped cream and more vanilla wafers. It's definitely a grandma-approved version of a classic Southern dessert! 
The bread pudding is full of warm Fall spices and plump raisins. It's served in a pool of warm, buttery Bourbon sauce. To take this dessert truly over the top, it can be topped with a scoop of Blue Bell vanilla bean ice cream. Remember...sharing desserts means you're splitting the calories!! County Line in San Antonio is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Operating hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For more information: call 210-641-1998, visit The County Line website. You can also check its Facebook and Instagram feeds for updates on the restaurant’s music concerts, party rooms, Happy Hours, and other specials.

Disclosure: The County Line provided The Weekend Gourmet a complimentary tasting of its seasonal mixology menu, BBQ Banh Mi sandwiches, sides, and dessert to facilitate this feature. All opinions expressed are solely my own.

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