Southern Happy Hour at Townline BBQ
June 29, 2012 | East End Eats
FROM LEFT: Made-to-order sangria, margarita, and apricot smash at Townline BBQ
Who needs a fussy, foamy bespoke cocktail when you can sip a fresh lime margarita or apricot and mint whisky cooler from a Mason jar? You’ll find all that and more at Townline BBQ, where a Monday through Thursday happy hour (4–7 PM) promises signature Southern cocktails for as much or less than a venti latte. Weighing in at a full pint, favorite drinks include the aforementioned margarita and apricot smash, as well as made-to-order sangria, Texas tea, and the cucumber cooler. Do not miss the apricot smash, which packs fresh apricot purée, mint, lemon juice, and rye whisky. It's the perfect sunset cocktail. And, conveniently, Townline has a cozy back porch for your sunset viewing pleasure.
Equally tempting, the Texas tea mixes passion fruit-peppermint tea with lemon juice, organic agave, and rye whisky. The margarita is simple and refreshing with tequila blanco, fresh lime juice, and triple sec—no syrupy sour mix whatsoever. For your fill of fruits and fruits and veggies, the cucumber cooler has plenty of cucumber and mint (mixed with a healthy amount of gin) and the red wine sangria bobs with oranges and lemons. Bar snacks are served during the first three hours of the happy hour. Choose from warm pretzels with mustard, Townline wings, hush puppies with chipotle mayo, and chili-cheese nachos. 3593 Townline Road, Sagaponack, 537-2271
PHOTOGRAPHY BY KATHY YL CHAN