Dallas Off the Clock: Transition Cocktails

Welcome to Dallas Off the Clock, a weekly column that highlights some of Dallas’ most innovative, exciting, and delicious cocktails.

This week’s guide features transition cocktails. It’s finally starting to cool off in the metroplex. And that means that restaurants and bars all over town will be offering drinks perfect for fall and winter. From whiskey and brandy to rested tequila and pisco, get into the season this weekend with one of those amazing cocktails.

Image Credit: Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill

The Vanilla Old Fashioned, Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill – Plano

This Old Fashioned gets an upgrade with a hint of vanilla. Bulleit rye whiskey with house-made vanilla syrup and Angostura bitters come together giving a different spin on a very classic cocktail. The house-made vanilla syrup is balanced, and the ice ball keeps the drink at the perfect temperature while you sip.


Image Credit: Taverna Ross

The Gold Rush, Taverna Rossa – Plano & Southlake

Loved by both whiskey and non whiskey drinkers, this cocktail has a four grain whiskey base and a hint of citrus. Koval 4 Grain Whiskey (oats, barley, rye, & wheat), fresh squeezed lemon, local honey infused syrup, Rhubarb Bitters (tart fruit, citrus, & spice) and fresh rosemary combine to create a warm but balanced drink with a subtle sweetness and delicious earthy fall flavors.


Image Credit: Eastwood’s Bar

The Immature Mule, Eastwood’s Bar – Uptown

Everyone loves a Mule! In this cocktail, Eastwood’s house-made ginger beer is paired with Copper & Kings Immature Brandy, fresh lime juice, garnished with frozen grapes and a lime twist for new take of the classic Mule. Eastwood’s crafts two different house-made ginger syrups in-house – one sweet and one spicy. The result is two different house-made ginger beers that guests can choose from to customize their mule.


Image Credit: Cantina Laredo

Honeycrisp Reposado, Cantina Laredo – multiple locations

Apple is a great fall flavor. And when paired with cinnamon, the result is amazing. Espolón Reposado Tequila, SKYY infusions Honeycrisp Apple Vodka, green apple purée and fresh lime juice are combined in a glass complete with a cinnamon-sugar rim and is topped with red and green apple stars creating a beautiful taste of fall in a glass.


Image Credit: Victor Tangos

Flight Over Nazca, Victor Tangos – Dallas

Ease into the new season with a cocktail that has the lightness of spring and the richness of fall all rolled into one. Lychee water, honey syrup, fresh lime juice, pisco, dry still rose, Suze orange bitters, Angostura bitters, club soda and star anise create a light cocktail that has a unique combination of fresh and spicy flavors.