Move over, Skinny Girls. There’s a new game in town in the Capital City and beyond. Enter: a new, low-calorie, ready-to-serve cocktail line, AustinCocktails, that has just launched in Austin at a number of area Twin Liquor stores. Before its launch in Austin, it turns out Austin Cocktails was released in San Francisco and has been the drink of choice at a number of high-profile events such as the Napa Valley Film Festival and a donor dinner for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

AustinCocktail Founders Jill Petersen Burns and Kelly Gasink.jpgPlus, it is a family affair. The founders, Jill Burns and Kelly Gasink, are sisters (and Texas natives), and they united their different skill sets and expertise to create a cocktail line in ready-to-serve category. They both come from successful entrepreneurial backgrounds, so they are applying that to the new brand.

The drinks come in four flavors and are a low-calorie alternative to light beer or wine; and they differentiate themselves from others in the ready-to-serve cocktail category with their craftsmanship, taste and high-quality ingredients. So, essentially, when a cocktail is poured, the recipient knows exactly what he/she is drinking, which takes the guesswork out of calorie counting and alcohol content.

How did all this happen?  The sisters spent two years fine-tuning the right ingredients for their drinks. They tried hundreds of them from all over the world; and they deliver the experience of crafted cocktails and the freshness of a farmers market within a bottle, while eliminating refined sugars and non-natural substitutes from the recipes.

Screen shot 2014-01-16 at 4.08.56 PMDo they taste great?  Yep, very much so and we learned more about Austin Cocktails that appeals to our entertaining sensibility:

               Four varieties – Cucumber Vodka Mojito, Paradise Found, Tea Twister and Vodkarita

               The cost is $14.99 for a wine-sized bottle that includes over six cocktails, with less than 100 calories in each serving

               They are only available in California (San Francisco and the Bay Area) and Texas (mostly Austin, one store in San Antonio and one in College Station)

                Locally, they are available at three Austin-area Twin Liquors stores: Hancock Center (41st Street), Hill Country Galleria (Bee Caves Road), and Four Points Center (620 and FM 2222).

               The beverages feature six-times distilled premium vodka, fresh herbs and all natural fruit juices and organic agave nectar

               The tasted of the light, intricate drinks that are well balanced and made up of ingredients sourced from all over the world.

So, pull up a glass and enjoy AustinCocktails soon. For more info, visit