Raise a Glass to the Best Cocktails in Dallas/Fort Worth
Need a festive drink for the holidays? We've got your recipes right here.
Oolong Whiskey Spice (Courtesy Perry's Steakhouse & Grille)
Whether you're toasting the holidays or raising a glass to the New Year, this is the perfect time to step up your bartending game. Some of Dallas and Fort Worth's best restaurants and shops have shared their most festive cocktail recipes below, and if you need to make a few test batches before company arrives, we won't judge.
SLIDESHOW: Best Cocktails in Dallas/Fort Worth
The Second Floor: Chapala Mixologist Seth Brammer created this tequila drink with a bit of sweetness. Ingredients: 2 oz Hornitos black barrel tequila ½ oz grapefruit-infused agave* 5 drops Bittermens mole bitters 1 tsp fresh grated mexican chocolate Directions: In a mixing glass, stir tequila, agave, and bitters over ice Strain on to large ice cube placed in old fashioned style glass Top with freshly grated Mexican chocolate *For grapefruit infused agave nectar: Thinly slice one whole grapefruit, placing into a tall container. Just cover surface of fruit with boiling hot water and let sit for one hour. Add an equal amount of agave as you did water, stirring to combine. Strain and bottle syrup. Store chilled for no more than two weeks.
Perry's Steakhouse & Grill: Oolong Whiskey Spice Tea isn't just for warming your cup in the winter—it also makes an excellent cocktail. Ingredients: 4 mint leaves 1 ½ oz Dickel Sour Mash #8 small batch whiskey ½ oz peach liqueur 1 ½ oz Oolong orange spiced tea (brewed and chilled) ½ oz fresh pressed lemon juice ½ oz simple syrup Directions: Mix all ingredients and shake for 20 seconds; strain Peel thin layer of orange zest, twist and squeeze into drink Slap a large piece of mint and garnish glass with mint leaf
Goop Pop Dallas: The Dallas Mule These pretty pink drinks were served at the opening of Gwyneth Paltrow's pop-up shop in Highland Park Village. Mix: 2 oz. Belvedere vodka 4 oz. ginger beer Fresh lime juice Splash of grapefruit juice Texas jalapeño + lime garnish
Origin Kitchen + Bar: Seasonal Old Fashioned Pumpkin puts a seasonal twist on the classic cocktail. 2 oz. Redemption Rye ½ oz. pumpkin syrup* 2 dashes orange bitters Pour all ingredients into a pint glass filled with ice. Stir and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with an orange peel. *Pumpkin Syrup Recipe: bring one cup water to boil. Add one cup raw sugar and 4 oz. pumpkin spiced butter (available at grocery stores). Stir ingredients until evenly dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool. Once cooled, strain with cheese cloth.
Four Seasons Resort & Club: St. Elmo's Flower Tart and sweet, hibiscus syrup adds a pop of pink to this drink. Ingredients: 1 oz house-infused hibiscus syrup 1 oz fresh lemon juice ¾ oz St. Germain Elderflower liqueur 1 ½ oz Ketel One Citroen Directions: 1. Mix together all ingredients 2. Shake and pour into an old fashioned glass 3. Garnish with a lemon wheel