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Sip and Savor: The Chilton Cocktail with a West Texas Real Estate Expert Lainie Eilenberger

Updated: Jan 10

Howdy, everyone! Lainie Eilenberger here, your go-to real estate agent for Lubbock and West Texas. Today, we're stepping away from the world of real estate for a moment and diving into a piece of local history that's as refreshing as it is iconic: the Chilton cocktail.

The Chilton Cocktail: A West Texas Classic

In the wide world of cocktails, the Chilton stands as a proud testament to West Texas culture. It's a drink that's as unique and beloved as the people who call this region home. But what exactly is a Chilton, and where did it come from?

History: The Chilton cocktail originated right here in Lubbock, Texas, at the Lubbock Country Club back in the 1960s. It's named after the club's long-time member named Dr. Chilton who asked a bartender one-night to fix'em up a drink made with lemon juice, vodka, club soda, ice, and with a salted rim. This simple yet refreshing concoction quickly became a local favorite, spreading its fame throughout West Texas and beyond.

Crafting the Perfect Chilton

Now, let's get down to business and mix up a Chilton of our own. Here's what you'll need:


  • 2 oz Tito's Handmade Vodka

  • 1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 1 large lemon)

  • Club soda

  • Ice

  • Lemon wedge for garnish

  • Salt (optional)


  1. Start by rimming a highball glass with salt if you like a salted rim. Simply run a lemon wedge around the rim and dip it in a shallow dish of salt.

  2. Fill the glass with ice cubes, and squeeze in the juice from a freshly cut lemon. Feel free to adjust the lemon juice to your taste.

  3. Pour in 2 ounces of Tito's Handmade Vodka.

  4. Top off the glass with club soda, leaving a little room at the top for garnish.

  5. Give it a gentle stir to combine the flavors.

  6. Garnish with a lemon wedge or wheel.

  7. Take a sip and let the crisp, citrusy goodness transport you to the heart of West Texas.

About Key and Slate Real Estate Group

Now, back to what I do best—real estate! At Key and Slate Real Estate Group, I'm dedicated to helping you find your perfect piece of Lubbock and West Texas. Whether you're looking to buy your dream home or sell your current property, I've got you covered.

Why Choose Me as Your Real Estate Agent

With a deep knowledge of the local market and a passion for making your real estate dreams come true, I'm here to guide you through every step of the process. When you work with me, you're not just getting an agent; you're gaining a trusted partner.

Serving Communities Across West Texas

Serving Abernathy, Brownfield, Buffalo Springs, Crosbyton, Denver City, Farwell, Floydada, Hale Center, Lamesa, Levelland, Littlefield, Lubbock, Muleshoe, New Deal, New Home, Olton, Plains, Plainview, Post, Ralls, Ransom Canyon, Seagraves, Seminole, Silverton, Slaton, Snyder, Spur, Sudan, Sundown, Tahoka, Tulia, Wolfforth and everywhere in between, I'm proud to serve a wide range of communities in West Texas. No matter where you want to call home, I have the expertise to help you find the perfect place.

Explore My Websites

Visit my websites to discover more about Lubbock and West Texas real estate:

  • Your one-stop destination for everything Lubbock and West Texas. Search for homes, explore the local housing market, read informative blogs, find details on open houses, and use advanced search tools to find your dream home.

  • Dive into the beauty of the One Ford Road subdivision in Lubbock, a modern and charming community with stylish homes reminiscent of Vintage Township.

  • Your gateway to the MLS, where you can explore every home for sale in Lubbock and West Texas. Get detailed information about each property to make informed decisions.

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So, whether you're sipping on a Chilton or embarking on a real estate journey, remember that I'm here to make your experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Cheers to West Texas and all the adventures it holds!

Chilton Cocktail Recipe by Lainie Eilenberger, Lubbock and West Texas Real Estate Expert
Sipping on a refreshing Chilton, crafted by yours truly, Lainie Eilenberger – Lubbock's Real Estate Pro!

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