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 a collection of fun cocktails to sip, regardless of the temperature outside. From a grapefruit mule to a hot cinnamon-apple toddy, pick the drink that fits the climate you are feeling and enjoy.
Darjeeling Mule, Nickle & Rye – Dallas
Hophead Hop-Infused Vodka, Paula’s Tx Ruby Red Grapefruit Liqueur, fresh lime juice, house-made green tea tincture and Fever Tree Ginger Beer come together creating a deliciously hoppy concoction with a mellow hint of jasmine. IPA lovers will enjoy this fun cocktail.
The Dark Lady, Street’s Fine Chicken – Dallas
Inspired by the Cher song “Dark Lady”, this cocktail features Equality Vodka – a company which donates a portion of their sales to LGBT organizations that champion equality. To that lime juice, muddled black berries (‘Dark’), a touch of St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur (‘Lady’) and soda water come together rounding out beautiful, perfectly balanced drink.
The Dak, Eastwood’s Bar in Uptown – Dallas
You don’t have to be a fan of the Dallas Cowboys to know that Dak Prescott has become the talk of the town. Why not enjoy a cocktail named after him while you enjoy the game on Sunday. Whiskey, lemon juice, simple syrup and a splash of sprite come together creating a tasty drink that will go down easy while watching The Boys play. BONUS: Eastwood’s Bar will donate $1 to the Salvation Army for each drink sold.
__________________________________Oaxacan Old Fashion, Cantina Laredo – Multiple locations throughout the metroplex
This drink is a Mexican twist on a cocktail classic. Del Maguey VIDA Mezcal, 1800 Añejo Tequila, Monin Agave Nectar and Angostura Bitters are served over a Luxardo Cherry-Orange Ice Cube creating a slow sipping cocktail with evolving flavors as the ice-cube melt. BONUS: Don’t pass on eating the cherry. Once the ice-cube fully melts, fish out the cherry. Luxardo cherries are luxury maraschino cherries. The flavor is divine!
STIRR, STIRR Toddy – Dallas
Hot Toddy, the traditional cocktail for the chiller months of the year gets the STIRR treatment. Over Proof Rye Whiskey, cinnamon-apple syrup, lemon, grated nutmeg, and cinnamon. Are combined in a glass mug, and garnished with fanned apple slices and a charred cinnamon stick. The cinnamon-apple syrup and seasoning give this toddy a truly unique flavor. So unique that you can only find it at STIRR!