34 comments on “What’s Your Favorite Dallas Summer Cocktail?

  1. Summer to me always means Tiki drinks or some variation. The bartenders at Trader Vic’s make some of my favorites. One simple one is Dale DeGroff’s Royal Hawaiian:
    1.5 oz Gin
    1 oz unsweetened pineapple juice
    0.5 oz lemon juice
    0.75 oz orgeat syrup
    Shake over ice and pour in a chilled martini glass

  2. Coast Frozen Hard Lemonade at Coast Seafood in Legacy. It is like a frozen margarita made with Citron Vodka instead of Tequila, and the rim is crusted in salt mixed with crushed up Lemonhead Candies. One will drop your internal temperature by 20 degrees. Two will drop your pants.

  3. From the unlikely source, Dallas’ Rod Dreher, this post last week after he inhaled a few rounds last week. (I stuck to Pyramid Apricot Ale.)

    His review of the various variations he optioned : Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka

    Behold, the perfect summer cocktail

    http://blog.beliefnet.com/crunchycon/2009/07/behold-the-perfect-summer-cock.html&milestoneID=?utm_medium=sendtofriend&utm_content=http%3a%2f%2fblog.beliefnet.com%2fcrunchycon%2f2009%2f07%2fbehold-the-perfect-summer-cock.html%26milestoneID%3d&cid=sendtofriend

  4. is there really not a way to censor the word c*o*c*k by itself without also censoring c*o*c*k*tail? i’ve always thought this wass ridiculous, but this specific post–asking readers to comment on their fave dicktail and then censoring out the word in the comments takes it to a new level. (man i hope dicktail makes it through the filters)

  5. Also, to answer the question, my favorite summer dicktail used to be the frozen mojito’s at cuba libre. they werent the prettiest things–sort of a split pea soup hue of green, but they were great and you could really taste the fresh mint. I think they changed the recipe to make them prettier, and in the process effed up the flavor.

  6. Sorry all, problem corrected on the goofy censorship stuff.

    Thank you, drive through.

  7. I’ve always been a fan of the Dark and Stormy.
    Its just dark rum, ginger beer, and a slice of lime over ice.

  8. My absolute favorite is the Caribbean Caipirinha at the Ritz – it has a jalepeno as the garnish and a great zing to it!

  9. Tropicale Ole’ Splendor a la Rawlins An original drink that will bring your guests to their knees!
    ~~~~~~~~
    Place in a blender: Large can of Peach Nectar and a can of minced clams. Blend on high!

    Add equal parts: Peppermint Schnapps, Ouzo, Blue Curacao, Vermouth, Midor, Wild Turkey. *Optional: Diet Cherry Vanilla Coke.

    Add: Dash of Worstershire and Simple Syrup to taste.

    Top with a dollop of whipped cream (Dream Whip for the time-pressed). Garnish with a few capers atop a green maraschino cherry.

    Proudly serve in festive barware!

  10. A lychee martini from The fish and I get them to make it just with lychee juice, vodka and the lychee fruit.

  11. Moscow Mule

    Vodka
    Stewart’s Ginger Beer
    Lime Juice
    Muddled mint

    Served over ice.

  12. It used to be the Tangerine Gin Rickey at The Porch, but they took it off the menu and it’s not the same when you order it now.

    These days, it’s the Pepper Smash at Victor Tango’s, a yummy concoction of gin, red bell pepper, and mint.

  13. Simple and tart-sweet…my favorite:

    2/3 lemonade mixed with 1/3 Stoli Blueberry Vodka. (3/4 to 1/4 if you’re a lightweight)

    Add semi-frozen blueberries, mint sprigs and crushed ice for pretties.

  14. A classic Tom Collins – made with fresh lemon juice, powdered sugar and gin…no sweet and sour mixers.

    Or maybe the Cucumber gin martini at Five Sixty…that one is awfully tasty!

  15. The Richmond Gimlet, invented by Jeffrey Morganthaler in Portland, OR.

    2 oz Tanqueray No. 10 gin
    1 oz fresh lime juice
    1 oz simple syrup
    large sprig mint

    Shake ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. (I’m not sure the original recipe places the mint in the shaker, but I do. The ice shreds the mint, which ends up as little pieces in the drink.)

  16. Anything with Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka. Usually lemonade or peach or fresh watermelon purée.

    And I thought Dreher was on sabbatical!

  17. @breadwinners: I gotta say, that looks freaking AWESOME. I must come try it.

    Me, personally, I have a poor man’s mojito:

    1 part Smirnoff Mojito vodka
    2 parts Rose’s Mojito Mix
    Fresca soda – fill to preference

    Yum.

  18. I love the Tapatio at Pyramid Bar. So spicy.
    …inspired by Guadalajara with a mix of hot sauce, fresh lime juice, muddled cucumber, Don Julio Anjeo Tequila, and a chef’s garden chili pepper for extra bite. Excellent with Mexican or Southwestern cuisine.

  19. Pineapple Gimlet at Libertine/Meridian (if they’re still making their own pineapple vodka)

    Pimm’s Cup…get it anywhere, but I like Louie’s version the best

    Looking for a good strawberry & basil concoction right now. Anyone know of a place?

  20. @Amy S – Sullivan’s has an awesome pineapple martini too. They infuse pineapples with orange vodka then squeeze them so you get just the juice.. It’s beyond delicious and they pack a little punch! I think they might be the same as they are the same company..
    Also, the mojito’s at Gloria’s are always great on a hot day!
    But when I’m at home, I’m a fan of the Jeremiah Weed sweet tea vodka on the rocks with a splash of water.. takes like sweet tea my mom used to make!

  21. The Cucumber Collins at the Bar Belmont are so refreshing. In fact I’d like to be drinking one now, but don’t think my boss would approve.

  22. @Misty- Pappas Bros Steakhouse has a strawberry basil flip. Vodka, lime juice, simple syrup, strawberries & basil. Yummers.

    As for me, I like Gosling’s Black Seal rum & club soda w/ 2 lime wedges. So refreshing!

  23. The Maximo Heat from Maximo Cocina Mexicana is to DIE for!!! Absolutely love it. So refreshing, with a bit of a kick.