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Cheers: The Proper Daiquiri

Daiquiris are not hard to make well, provided you can adhere to a couple easy-to-follow rules. That’s why they’re so useful for diagnosing the state of a bar’s cocktail-making ability—there’s nowhere to hide. If you’re using bad rum, or if your juice isn’t fresh, or if you lack the precision to get the ratios right, or if you don’t shake hard and long enough… the cocktail knows, and it can’t keep a secret.

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Cocktails 101+Recipes

What is a Cocktail?

While there are many methods and mixology techniques, a cocktail is defined as any mixed alcoholic drink of one or more spirits combined with other ingredients such as fruit juice, flavored syrup, or cream.

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Review: Shell Shack For Crabs, Shrimp, Crawfish and More

by Steven Doyle

After a short wait you are approached table-side by a perky member of the waitstaff who scribbles their name on the white butcher paper clad table and asks for your favorite beverage. There is plenty to choose from at Shell Shack, now with locations spread across Dallas and Fort Worth, no doubt with more on the way. We order, we drink. Then the decision time arrives, what to order from this seemingly vast menu.

Without a doubt, crab is to be on the short list of what to order. But it is nearing crawfish season, and even though we are told they are not the largest we will find, those are coming once the weather stabilizes and they are large enough now to enjoy. There are no conspiracies to keep large crawfish from the mitts of Dallasites as your Houston friends might try to tell you. Shell Shack procures the best graded crawfish available. Think mid-March, around St. Pat’s Day for the best crop. Consider that the luck of the Irish. Continue reading

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The French Room Bar Returns With a Provisional Spring Experience

After a 2 year hiatus, The Adolphus announces the long-awaited return of The French Room Bar with a provisionary experience, Bar Lilly

The French Room Bar is now adorned in an abundance of flowers and whimsical décor, and is open now through the end of July. 

The Bar Lilly experience was inspired by the beer baroness herself, Lilly Anheuser, who was the wife of Adolphus Busch, the co-founder of The Adolphus who built the hotel as a passion project in the early 20th century. 

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Springtime Cocktails with HIRSCH Selected Whiskeys and Nikka Distilling Co

Spring has sprung and we know everyone is ready for some refreshing cocktails to help usher in the warmer weather. Whether you enjoy whiskey with a splash of citrus or a gin cocktail with some sweet honey, there is something for everyone with these cocktails from HIRSCH Selected Whiskeys and Nikka Distilling Co. from the Hotaling & Co. portfolio.

The distiller was kind enough to share some favorite recipes:

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Hop On Over to Truluck’s This Easter

In addition to Truluck’s usual amazing menu of seafood and steak selections, all locations will showcase some special offerings for the Easter holiday served Friday, April 14 through Sunday, April 16. Reservations are not required, but are highly recommended, and can be made via Open Table or by calling the location of your choosing. Check out this special served with the regular menu as well.

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