Breweries & Distilleries

Grab a taste of Las Cruces in the form of a specialty cocktail, sip a flight of locally crafted liquors or grab a cold one at locally-owned brewery. Most brewery locations offer up the perfect space to enjoy a well-crafted beer and grab a bite to eat at convenient locations across town. Stop by the Spotted Dog Brewery with your furry friend, enjoy live music and local ingredients at Bosque and Ice Box. Try unique drinks, weekly specials, trivia nights, live entertainment, cocktails and more or make one at home with these recipes from Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery and Dry Point Distillers.

Gila Rita

Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery’s signature margarita.

1.5 oz 5 Ducks Silver Agave Spirit

.75 oz Tres Marias Orange Liqueur

.75 oz Agave Nectar

Juice from 1 whole lime

Shake all ingredients with ice and pour into a salt rimmed glass.

Gila Rita

Blue Corn Old FashionedOld Fashioned

Dry Point Distillers
  • 1 Lemon peel
  • 1 Orange slice
  • 1 Sweet cherry
  • 1 Sugar cube
  • Angostura Bitters
  • 2 oz Blue Corn Bourbon

Soak sugar cube in 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters.

In a short glass add thin lemon peel, orange slice, sweet cherry and sugar cube.

Muddle lemon peel and orange slice into sugar, lightly smash cherry.

Add 2 oz Blue Corn Bourbon.

Top with ice.

The more you mix your drink the sweeter it’ll become, dissolving the sugar.