September brings us relief from the summer season and opens the opportunity to relax outside during the evenings on the Twin Sisters Patio. With breathtaking 25-mile views of the gorgeous Texas Hill Country unfolding before you, this is your time to recharge on Fridays with sunset crafted cocktails, a culinary tasting station, live entertainment and a community of friends. Every Friday at the Club, during September through November, brings back the Twin Sisters Patio experience.
Cocktails & Wine
Our amazing mixologist Crystal Stemple creates inventive signature cocktails elevated by fresh seasonal ingredients and her own creativity. Popular patio cocktails include the Peach Raspberry Julep, Tequila Old Fashion, Bacon Bourbon Bloody Mary with Smokey Chili Paprika Salt, and Red Plum and Pineapple Bellini. The heart and soul of Crystal’s cocktails invoke a sensation of respite — this place is truly special.
Wine Specialist Jeffrey Cohen provides an enlightening introduction to a variety of wines, encouraging you to try something outside your normal boundaries of flavor and terroir. His insight into winemaking around the world, coupled with his generous hospitality, will guide you in finding a wine in which you are emotionally enamored. There is a romance with wine, and
Jeffrey offers you a personal wine experience that complements the sweeping vistas from the patio and the evening spent gathering around the firepit.
Upon your arrival on the Twin Sisters Patio, our culinary team members will be preparing crafted tastings that will pair perfectly with the signature cocktails and wines of your choice. Tropical Watermelon-Citrus Shrimp Tostadas, Warm House-Made Sweet & Sour Chicken and Crisp Firecracker Shrimp are a sample of selections featured in the spring, and the fall menu will not disappoint.
The Twin Sisters Patio also features dining from our Ranch and Signature menus. Friday is known for the fresh fish feature and you will find our Clubhouse and Lodging Manager Graham House announcing via email the fresh catch of the week. The process starts with Executive Chef Isaac Cantu spending time sourcing the freshest fish available. When the dock receives the fish from the boat, it is flown overnight to the Club where Chef Isaac personally fillets the fish in preparation for Friday night. Another item, when seasonally available, is our selection of cold water oysters. Blue Points and Prince Edward Island oysters are very popular and a perfect way to begin your patio experience.
As the sun begins to set, live music sweeps over the patio. During the fall season we will feature musicians with
local roots, beginning with Austin singer/songwriter J Wagner who starts off the season in September. Fans and followers say J Wagner writes songs like the novel you long for after the last page is turned. He has been dubbed “A number one best bet” by the Austin American-Statesman, and The Dallas Morning News has called him “A Texas folk music staple.” The Austin Chronicle gives his album, “The Runaway Kid,” a perfect “Four Stars” and refers to Wagner as “A commander of words and Ideation,” awarding him with their pick for best Local Singer Songwriter for 2014. Wagner’s minimalist approach has been described as a relief, new like spring after a long, hard winter, sublime as the summer sun rising — and add to that, the fall sun setting on the Twin Sisters Patio for a great takeaway.
Every patio has a story and this is ours. Graham House is the Clubhouse and Lodging Manager at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 830.336.9164.