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Behind Luminaire’s “Smoke & Mirrors” Cocktail

Located on the ground level of the new Hyatt Centric Austin is Luminaire, a full-service restaurant led by Chef Steve McHugh.

Luminaire shares a spotlight on seasonal and local Texas fare and charcuterie, as well as a selection of well-crafted cocktails and new world wines.

Recently joining the carefully curated cocktail menu is the “Smoke & Mirrors” cocktail. The name is a playful nod to Houdini, one of the very first acts to perform at the historic Paramount Theatre located next door! In addition to 400 Conejos Mezcal, Smoke & Mirrors is topped off with a torched sprig of rosemary, adding further aromatic smoke to the magical libation.

Smoke & Mirrors


2 oz. 400 Conejos Mezcal
.75 oz. Lime
.25 oz. Agave Syrup
1.5 oz. Grapefruit
1 Big Ice Cube
1 Serrano Slice
1 Rosemary Sprig, for garnish


Torch rosemary and capture in glass.
Add all Ingredients.
Shake and strain.
Top with soda.
Add a torched rosemary sprig to glass as garnish.

About Luminaire

Led by six-time James Beard Foundation finalist Chef Steve McHugh, Luminaire is the chef’s first Austin restaurant. It offers full-service, all-day dining and occupies the ground floor of the new Hyatt Centric Congress Avenue Austin hotel. Luminaire shines a spotlight on seasonal local Texas fare and charcuterie, much to the delight of fans of McHugh’s San Antonio restaurant Cured at Pearl. The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating as well as a full bar offering a selection of classic, well-crafted cocktails, craft beers, and new world wines. McHugh also has Las Bis, the terrace bar and lounge located on the hotel’s 8th floor specializing in playfully plated conservas, craft cocktails and biodynamic wines.

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