Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co.’s recipe for Big Rosie. Gorgeous whiskey, tea, and lemonade cocktail with a kiss of mint.

5K3Rahr Brewery does an Oktoberfest 5K each year. People dress in lederhosen and dirndls and go for a run. Afterwards, there’s beer, brats, and music. It’s ridiculously fun. Last year, Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co. (TX Whiskey) were handing out whiskey shots mid-course. Nice.

Well, my husband and I were having a better run than usual, and they handed me a whiskey shot and I tipped it back just like I would those cups of water they hand you while you’re making your way. While running. I know! I coughed hard, and runners around me were cracking up, because they were thoughtful enough to stop and sip. Show offs! 😉 Just kidding. A lady from TX Whiskey held up a cup and said, “Drink this.” I laughed and coughed out a, “No!” with my hand outstretched in the halt position. She said, “No. Really. Trust me. It’s a nice chaser.” I took a sip. It was absolutely lovely. Smooth, a little sweet, and super refreshing. It hit the spot. I was craving that later on a nice hot day, and contacted them. You may be wondering – Oktoberfest? Hot day? Oktoberfest happens in September and it’s still totally hot in Texas. It’s summer food and drink weather *mostly* from April til October. You know, with the occasional winter coat and hail…. The cocktail’s called Big Rosie, and it’s the perfect summery sunshine drink. Killer with barbecue. And it’s silly easy to make. A big thanks to Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co. for letting me share it with you.

IMG_9081Big Rosie

1 1/2 oz TX Whiskey
Half glass unsweet tea
Half glass lemonade
sprig of mint leaves

Mix and enjoy!


If you find yourself in Ft. Worth, TX, they’ve opened a new Whiskey Ranch. The tavern and store are already open and they’re going to start giving tours soon. I can’t wait!




Need more Oktoberfest food? Try my Tyrolean Omelet! Jen’s Tyrolean Omelet


6 thoughts on “Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co.’s recipe for Big Rosie. Gorgeous whiskey, tea, and lemonade cocktail with a kiss of mint.

  1. The Big Rosie sounds great! It’s derby day here in KY and I don’t personally care for the mint Julip – I may have to share your Big Rosie recipe today. Great blog by the way! Very professional – impressive.
    Merci Suz!

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      1. The Bourbon trail is absolutely amazing – not that I drink it – but the history is super cool and the grounds and buildings at the distilleries are gorgeous. If you need a list of favorites – let me know.

        For the derby – we will go to a neighbor’s party this year – BBQ pork with all the KY sides. Delicious!

        And I’m actually from MI – what part of WI are you from ?

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      2. That sounds awesome! (The tail and the food!) I saw that you were from Michigan. I grew up in Beloit. It’s a small town about 45 minutes from Madison and an hour and a half from Chicago.

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