Southern Kitchen | Yes, you can drink whiskey in the summer

When summer days become endlessly hot and muggy, those of us who enjoy the occasional summer beverage often reach for lighters spirits such as gin, vodka and the ubiquitous rosé. But warmer weather doesn’t mean your whiskey needs to get neglected at the back of your bar cart.

 Photo credit: Alex Negranza

Photo credit: Alex Negranza


“The misconception of wood-aged spirits only being imbibed during the cold autumn and winter months is just that — a misconception,” said Tommy Ho, assistant general manager at Houston’s Anvil Bar and Refuge and no stranger to mixing spirits in sweltering summer temps.