Posts Tagged ‘Drinks’

Friday Edition Cocktails: St. Patrick’s Day

Posted by    |    March 16th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

St. Patrick’s Day will be here in T minus seven hours, and so will your loss of ability to operate machinery and/or man your vehicle. Dallas celebrates this holiday the way NOLA natives celebrate Mardis Gras – legendary style. Here’s a very green drink recipe to ensure pinchers vacate your premises on this glorious holiday.


½ part Midori

¾ part golden rum

½ part fresh orange juice

Garnish with a lemon or lime


Pour into a tall glass over ice. (Easy enough.)

Recipe courtesy of

I don’t cook a lot, so I’m not quite sure what a “part” is…just pour enough of everything to make the drink a festive shade of green, and make your buzz last well into the evening. Happy St. Patty’s, y’all.

Front Porch Lemonade Cocktail

Posted by    |    February 24th, 2012 at 12:11 pm

In five hours, I want to be drinking one of these. Well, if I’m being honest, I want a personal bartender to follow me around the city, crafting cocktails just for me each time I feel a pang of dehydration. Which, as the weekend approaches, happens quite frequently.

It has been porch weather all this week in Dallas; as such, I’m craving a bourbon-based drink with splashes of citrus and ginger. Enter the Front Porch Cocktail, born from the insights of a calm summer’s day. Not that it’s summer, but it feels like it is, so, roll with it.

Front Porch Lemonade

Yields: One Cocktail


4-5 mint leaves

1 1/2 oz. bourbon

3 oz. lemonade

1 oz. ginger syrup

Mint sprigs, for garnish (more…)

The Dirty Dusty

Posted by    |    June 24th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

There is a famous drink in Downtown Dallas, at City Tavern, named after one of my closest friends, Dusty. Or at least that is what we tell all of our out-of-town friends that come visit.

The story behind the name is no more interesting than the fib I just told you. In fact, a better-suited name for the Dirty Dusty, would be “No, NO I DO NOT WANT THAT.”

What is a Dirty Dusty? It’s a great way to start your night when downtown. It’s a must to make any friend who visits, or who hasn’t tried one, take one, a ritual if you will. It’s the two words you will hate most the next day. “I don’t remember much after that….Dirty Dusty.”

A Dirty Dusty is simple:


Get a Little Patio Pleasure

Posted by    |    June 24th, 2010 at 6:56 pm

My five favorite patios in Uptown and Knox/Henderson, told with one picture, and one quote. Agree? Disagree? Share your thoughts in the comments section!

My top 5 are:


Umm, Bartender? Five Tips To Getting Served

Posted by    |    June 24th, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Hey, how 'bout me?

Uptown bartenders can be a tricky bunch. If you have ever been that guy at the bar on a busy night, squeezing your way up to order a drink, watching as others (hot girls, kind of hot girls, no-way-she-is-getting-served-before-me girls, and the worst — other guys) get treated as if they are the bartender’s cousin, then you, my little holding your credit card high in the air trying to attract attention friend, need a little etiquette. Read on, and I will get you a drink after the jump.