Dallas Off the Clock: Five Unique Must-Try 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 is all about cocktails that feature one-of-a kind flavor mixes and a little drama. From pineapple elote to bubbles with flair and bacon fat infused Rye whiskey to peppery mango, these cocktails show off unique flavor profiles and some typical Dallas drama.

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Pineapple Elote, Victor Tangos – Dallas

Fruity and fresh, this cocktail blends a house-made sweet corn stock syrup with pineapple extract, fresh lemon, sea salt, Angostura bitters, blanco tequila and espadín mezcal. The glass is garnished with a blend of smoked hot paprika, sugar, sea salt and black pepper for added flavor. Isn’t this the most beautiful drink you have ever seen?! It looks just like a sunset.


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The Jack Flash, HG Sply Co. – Dallas

Refreshing, delightful and perfect for the season, this cocktail combines Laird’s applejack, fresh lemon juice and maple syrup, topped with brut bubbles and Angostura and Peychaud’s bitters. Adding the bitters to the top of the cocktail creates a beautiful layered effect.


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The Dallas, Remedy – Dallas

Inspired by the many variations of the Manhattan in New York City Burroughs, Jonathan Lind of Remedy wanted to bring that type mixology to the city of Dallas.

This version is a lighter approach to the traditional Manhattan, featuring Buffalo Trace bourbon with Suze (a bitter orange and gentian dominant liqueur), Cocchi americano (a sort of cousin of dry vermouth), Luxardo maraschino liqueur and Angostura bitters – stirred and served up. This cocktail accurately reflects the reason why we love our city so much. Dallas is an amazing place to live…and drink!


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Babe’s Old Fashioned, STIRR – Dallas

If you didn’t already know, STIRR in Deep Ellum is now open and they are mixing up some truly unique cocktails – like this unique twist on the old-fashioned. Bacon fat infused Rittenhouse Rye, chocolate liqueur, Angostura bitters, orange bitters and a sugar cube come together creating a richly flavored slow sipper.


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Withering Sunshine, IVY Kitchen – Addison

Bourbon and beer collide, creating a delicious cocktail made with Witherspoon’s Bourbon, Deep Ellum IPA, mango agave, bitters and lemon. For a little drama, the glass is garnished with a slice of mango.