Raise a Glass to the Holiday Season with Bahnbrëcker Hefeweizen Whiskey

Bahnbrëcker is a new spirits brand founded by an eclectic group of friends that wanted to pay tribute to their unique Texas town of New Braunfels. The town was founded by German pioneers in 1845 where the Comal and Guadalupe rivers meet. What better way to capture the spirit of New Braunfels they thought, than with an easy drinking craft whiskey. They called it Bahnbrëcker, meaning ‘trailblazer’ in German, and like New Braufels, it’s a quirky combination of German engineering and Texan swagger.

Slow River Blend, Bahnbrëcker’s first product to launch, is a smooth Hefeweizen-Style Whiskey distilled from Texan and Midwestern winter wheats with notes of lemon peel, clove, caramel, and vanilla. The uniqueness of the Hefeweizen flavorings makes for a perfect gift for cocktail enthusiasts that are looking to expand their profile.

Slow River Blend is available for nationwide shipping. Bahnbrëcker is co-founded by country music star Randy Rogers, Eric Chase, Cary Schindler, Ash Wineinger, Michael Devers, and spirits-industry veteran Steve Luttmann. See below for purchase information as well as cocktail recipes that are sure to be the star of any holiday party.

Cocktail Name: Only on the Weekends


  • 2oz Bahnbrëcker Slow River Blend Whiskey 
  • .75oz lemon juice 
  • .75 simple syrup 
  • 1 bar spoon raspberry preserves 
  • 1 bar spoon cranberry preserves
  • Ice


  • Add raspberry and cranberry compote to bottom of rocks glass 
  • Add ice to glass
  • Pour remaining ingredients over the ice
  • Garnish with a lemon wheel and mint sprig 

Cocktail Name: Mr. Claus’ Rock


  • 2oz Bahnbrëcker Slow River Blend Whiskey 
  • .25oz Shiner Holiday Cheer simple syrup 
    • Equal parts Shiner Holiday Cheer and sugar
  • 4 dashes angostura bitters 
  • Orange zest 
  • Ice 


  • Create a Shiner Holiday Cheer simple syrup
    • In a medium saucepan add Shiner Holiday Cheer and bring to a boil.
    • Slowly add in an equal amount of sugar and stir until the sugar has dissolved completely
  • Add ice to a rocks glass and pour Slow River Blend, angostura bitters and Shiner Holiday Cheer syrup and stir
  • Top with an orange zest garnish

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