The cocktail has gone through much transition in Dallas over the past few years. The word craft cocktail almost became an evil term for anything over-the-top sweet, $20 and 20 minutes later. But in more recent times we have seen fantastic bartenders honing their craft in North Texas, and we actually have an amazing reputation for some of the very best in this region of the country. Our bartenders compete nationally in competitions, and win. They are asked to host symposiums throughout the country, and revered as tops in their field. We are fortunate that way. Continue reading
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The Sunset Lounge celebrates their grand opening tonight with a few specials that should entice most any thirsty scallywag. Stop in any time tonight and you will be charged just three dollars regardless what you order. That is three bucks for any cocktail, three bucks for any of the food items. Continue reading
Last night Sissy’s hosted an amazing cocktail event that raised considerable cash for the American Cancer Society and featured female bartenders from The Cedars Social, Whiskey Cake, Marquee Grill, The Windmill Lounge, the highly anticipated reservations only bar The Establishment.
The barmen also pitched in behind the stick to provide a completely packed house some amazing cocktails featuring spirits from Kettle One, Bombay Saphire, Caña Brava, Cointreau, Angel’s Envy, Dulce Vida, Glenrothes, St. Germaine, Dolin, Bitterman’s Bitters and beer from Deep Ellum Brewing Company. Continue reading
by Jennifer Thomas photos by Robert Bostick
Some of Dallas’ finest lady bartenders will be mixing drinks at Shake for Second Base on Sunday January 13th to raise money for breast cancer research. Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar, at 2929 N Henderson, Dallas will host the event from 6pm-10pm so come early for drinks and bites. The showcase of strong females in the Service Industry not only places women at the forefront of the burgeoning cocktail culture in Dallas but also, raises money for an issue that will affect one out of eight American women in their lifetime according to the American Cancer Society. Continue reading
The bartending community in North Texas is particularly active with charitable causes and it doesn’t take much prodding for the members of the local bartending guild to step up into action. Look for their latest venture and pop up bar December 18, 2012 from 8pm to 1am. Here you will see a dozen of the best bartenders in action as they band together to benefit Trigger’s Toys which provides toys and therapy items to area hospitalized children. Continue reading
Thought to be the first recipe book about cocktails, the bartender’s guide “How To Mix Drinks or A Bon Vivant’s Companion” was published in 1862, written by Jerry Thomas and read by any bartender worth his flip, fizz or julep. An original copy of this book and dozens of others acquired by Cointreau was on display last night during their French-inspired cocktail party in Dallas.
The setting was the beautiful and historic Aldredge House located on Swiss Avenue. There, guests enjoyed Cointreau cocktails prepared by brand mixer Kyle Ford and later entertainment provided by Lady Rizo who is ringer for a young Rosemary Clooney. Continue reading