It’s hot in Texas, no doubt about it, and we could all use a refreshing, yet Texas-style cocktail to enjoy as we enter the dog days of summer.
But did you know that this drink was invented by a doctor in West Texas?
Enter the Chilton, a lemony cocktail made with fresh lemon juice with a southern flair. According to Wide Open Eats and Texas Monthly, a Lubbock doctor named Dr. Chilton asked a bartender at the Lubbock Country Club to craft up a custom cocktail made with lemon juice, vodka, club soda and ice, along with a salt rim.
Today, Lubbockites and Texas Tech alumnus enjoy this drink and share with the rest of their fellow Texans.
How to make the Chilton:
Juice of 2 lemons
1 1/2 ounces Vodka
Rim the glass with salt, then fill with ice. Add vodka, lemon juice and club soda. Stir gently, then garnish with lemon wedge.