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Best cocktails in Corpus Christi

Local mixologists blend the best in alcoholic beverages with the freshest ingredients to concoct the best in truly coastal creations.

The mixologist craze goes hand in hand with the return of the cocktail, a moniker now preferred over mixed drinks in today’s higher-end bars. Also gaining in popularity are craft beers, single malts, small-batch bourbons, super-premium vodkas and 100 percent agave tequilas.

In Corpus Christi, Black Sheep Bistro, 15201 South Padre Island Drive on North Padre Island, takes the craft cocktail to a whole new level, utilizing local ingredients to create drinks with an island flair.

Owners Garrett and Trish Frazier also own The Barrel Wine and Tapas Bar at the same location, where they have perfected a finely tuned focus on the history, education and quality of spirits. The food ain’t bad either, whether you’re there for the regular selections or the secret menu that could pop up at any time. “Like” The Barrel at to keep up with all the latest taste creations and specials.

Other locations that specialize in speciality cocktails include:

Republic of Texas Bar and Grill

900 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Features a delicious pomegranate martini.

House of Rock

511 Starr St.

The Sexy Mexy uses pineapple and jalapeño infused tequila mixed with fresh squeezed lime juice.

D’Lounge Sushi Bar and Asian Tapas

6416 S. Staples St.

Serves a Corpus Christi inspired version of the famous Long Island Iced Tea, including a variety of flavors to choose from.

Dragonfly & Curacao Blues

14701 South Padre Island Drive

Features infused liquors, homemade watermelon martinis, and speciality red and white sangrias that bring customers back for more.

The Gold Fish

724 N. Mesquite St.

Housed in a remodeled gas staton, the Gold Fish is a new addition to the every growing number of downtown bars and restaurants. Try the Harbor Punches for when the sun shines and the Dark and Stormys for when it doesn’t.

Bar Under the Sun

702 N. Chaparral St.

Another new addition to downtown Corpus Christi, BUS, or Bar Under the Sun, was once the Greyhound Bus Station. Try the Cocktail of the Week for an ever changing variety.

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