Drinks Over Dallas
The City of Dallas has been on the rise. Whether it be their world-class arts scene, or must dine restaurants, the city has plenty to offer any crowd. But beyond the culture and cuisine, there has always been something special about this city that made it stand out amongst others across Texas or even America for that matter – its cocktails! In celebration around the opening of our DFW PXG store, I decided to share some of my favorites inspired by the Metroplex.
The signature drink at our PXG Dallas opening event, the Paper Plane is a great cocktail for those that are just being introduced to bourbon or just love to drink on the citrus side, made with a line up of three classy spirits and lemon juice it is a sure pleaser that can go with any season.
.75 oz Nine Branded Bourbon (TX Based!)
.75 oz Lemon Juice
.5 oz Aperol
.5 oz Amaro Nonino
Martini or Coupe Glass
Add all ingredients to shaker tin, shake with ice and double strain onto a coupe/Martini glass. Garnish with Lemon Peel.
Watch the video recipe below!
Blood Orange Sparkler
This play on the paloma is absolutely delicious, sweet and sparkling, it is a great option for those warmer fall days as we transition into cozier weather, try it with a reposado tequila for more depth of flavor.
2 oz Tequila
1.25 oz Lemon Juice
.25 oz Creme de Pêche
San Pellegrino Blood Orange Soda
Add tequila, lemon juice and creme de peche into shaker tin. Shake until well chilled. Strain into highball glass add ice. Top with blood orange soda.
à l’automne (In Autumn)
There is nothing like a French 75, it’s a delicious drink that blends Gin and Champagne, two of the classiest beverages. à l’automne is a play on the French 75, bringing some more warmth to the classic cocktail, this is a great beginning to a night in town.
2 oz Botanist Gin
1 oz Lemon Juice
.5 oz St. Germain
.25 oz Cinnamon Syrup (25g Cinnamon Sticks, 150g Sugar, 150g Water)
Add all ingredients to shaker tin, shake with ice and double strain onto a coupe/Martini glass. Top off with sparkling wine and express lemon peel over it. Twist and use as garnish.
Martinis are a must, they are elegant, sophisticated, and fun! The Fall Martini brings together elements not commonly found in one, but when brought together, create a unique experience, enjoy this over dinner on a heated patio, under the light of the stars.
2 oz Gin or Vodka
.25 oz Lillet Rose
2 Dashes Lemon Bitters
Anise & Orange Peel
Orange Peel for Garnish
Add gin or vodka, Lillet Rose, 2 star anise, 3 orange peels to stirring glass. Fill with ice. Stir until well chilled, strain over martini glass. Garnish with orange peel.
Lemon Cardamon G&T
This Tanqueray N10 G&T is to die for, the beautiful botanicals of this gin fuse incredibly well with the flavors of cardamon and lemon, the fever tree Indian tonic brings all the ingredients to a beautiful balance. Sophisticated, simple and delicious this cocktail should appeal even to those who are not G&T drinkers.
1.5 oz Tanqueray N10
2 Dashes Lemon Bitters
1 Dash Cardamom Bitters
Fever Tree Indian Tonic
Orange Twist for Garnish
Add gin and bitters to highball glass, top with ice, add Indian Tonic Water slowly over ice, express orange peel, twist and use as garnish.
Mocha Espresso Martini
This would not be a Dallas cocktails post without an Espresso Martini! This drink features sourced, local ingredients from an amazing coffee shop and bar in the Bishop Arts area. They are called La Reunion and make their own Dark Chocolate Sauce and Vanilla Extract, from scratch. This mocha espresso martini is absolutely delicious and who says you can only have them for dessert.
2 oz Vodka
1.5 oz Espresso
1 oz Bailey’s Irish Cream
.5 oz Kahlua
.5 oz Dark Chocolate Sauce
2 Dashes Vanilla Extract
Add all ingredients to shaker tin. Shake with ice and double strain onto a coupe/Martini glass.