Mixologist Justin Elliott of The Volstead - Austin, TX

1500 East 6th Street
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 524-1584
Hours: Mon-Fri 5pm-2am; Sat-Sun noon-2am

The Volstead is a no-nonsense bar (minus the stuffed tapir on the wall) that serves beer, shooters, and pristine cocktails with equal fervor. It’s a bartenders’ bar, where you can get just what you want, when you want it, without any judgment from the staff. Mixologist Justin Elliott—a recent New York transplant—is the man behind the amari-heavy drinks menu, and he’s on a mission to find the perfect spirit upon which to build each drink. We think he’s succeeded. In his hands, you’re sure to sip on a spirits-forward, balanced, and just bitter cocktail, that is, unless you want a Bud in a bottle and a shot of Jameson.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Indian Summer: Black Tea and Chai Masala-infused Dolin Rouge, Rabarbaro Zucca, Smith and Cross Rum, Orange, Sugar Cube, Angostura Bitters, and Nutmeg
  • Mother’s Palmetto: Rhum Barbancourt 8-year, Carpano Antica, Jerry Thomas’ Own Decanter Bitters, and Campari
  • Old Country Daisy: Boomsma Genever Oude, Purkhart Pear Williams Eau de Vie, Yellow Chartreuse, Lemon, Honey, and Sea-Salted Soda Water

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