Slideshow: Bartender's Choice: What to Order at Midnight Cowboy in Austin

Stephen Robbins of Midnight Cowboy
Stephen Robbins of Midnight Cowboy
Bartender Stephen Robbins completes the Smoke and Mirrors cocktail with a flamed orange twist. This is one of the several cocktails made tableside for guests.
Big Six ($12)
Big Six ($12)
Initially, making this mezcal and Zucca concoction involved crushing 6 raspberries, hence the name. They later switched to a housemade raspberry syrup, which is less messy. To counter the mezcal's smokiness, the bartender adds a touch of prosecco for some tartness and lift.
Joe Buck ($12)
Joe Buck ($12)
This spicy highball combines ginger beer with Texas blue corn whiskey. The surprise ingredient: housemade mustard syrup. While many might think that this drink was named after the sportscaster, it was actually named in honor of a character in the novel Midnight Cowboy.
Courting Two Sisters ($12)
Courting Two Sisters ($12)
This drink's name is not as scandalous as you may think—the two sisters refer to the sweet and dry vermouths that act as the base of this drink. Tenneyson absinthe and an orange twist complete it. Want to try this drink at home? Get the recipe »
Hauptmann Cocktail ($12)
Hauptmann Cocktail ($12)
In this frothy cocktail, herbal Ransom Old Tom gin pairs with nutty orgeat, fresh orange juice, and orange bitters. The fancy design on top is made with a mist of Peychaud's bitters.
Smoke and Mirrors ($12)
Smoke and Mirrors ($12)
This complex sipper is made tableside with 12 year old Scotch, Duque de Carmona (a sweet orange sherry), Benedictine, and a sarsparilla bitters made by Jason Steves of Bar Congress. When stirred together, they create a dry drink that tastes of burnt sugar and coconut. It starts out with citrus aromas (from a flamed orange peel) and finishes with a clean bitterness.