With Brian McCullough, The Standard Pour
Photography by Danny Fulgencio
Behind The Standard Pour’s wooden, elbow-worn bartop, mixologist Brian McCullough muses about the weather as he whips up two crafty cocktails using local ingredients. We agree that Texas has two dominant seasons— a Dante-esque ninth ring of summer and polar vortex winters. “And in between, we pray for a great fall and spring,” says McCullough with a laugh, before reiterating what should be our state motto: “That’s Texas weather: If you don’t like it, just wait 10 minutes.” If ever there was a way to truly savor our short reprieve between scraping ice and sweating buckets, these drinks might just do the trick.
A bartender and commercial fisherman in former lives, DANNY FULGENCIO is now a Texas-based freelance photojournalist. He regularly contributes to the Dallas Observer, Edible Dallas & Fort Worth and Advocate Magazine. Among others, his photography has been published on the Web and in print for the Fort Worth Weekly, Houston Press, Texas Observer, New Individualist, Lens and International Herald Tribune. He lives in Dallas with his wife, new son, two cats and the sweetest dog to ever grace the Earth. dannyfulgencio.com