Potent Potables: 10 Strong Dallas Cocktails That Give You More Booze For Your Buck

This beauty pairs well with your cabrito ... or just a cigar.
This beauty pairs well with your cabrito ... or just a cigar.
Courtesy of Javier's

Javier's Mexican Martini
4912 Cole Ave.
Austin has its fun with the Mexican Martini (which is, essentially, a margarita served "up"), but Javier's gives you a little more less with their Skinny Mexican Martini. Featuring Hornitos Plata tequila, Cointreau and fresh lime juice, it's a fancy way to enjoy the traditional margaritas they make so well. And it'll put you on your ass if the cigar smoke doesn't get you first.

This cocktail, named after a dog, will get your tail wagging.EXPAND
This cocktail, named after a dog, will get your tail wagging.
Susie Oszustowicz

Kenny's Wood Fired Grill's Homage to Sam, $10
5000 Belt Line Road
Sometimes a strong drink is just what you need to drown your sorrows, and chef-restaurateur Kenny Bowers knows that all too well. After his longtime dog Sam passed, he came up with this cocktail to pay homage. Made with 120-proof Knob Creek bourbon from Kenny's hand-selected barrels and just a touch of lemon, honey and ginger beer, a couple of these will have you howling at the moon. As an added bonus, it's available at all Kenny's concepts, including Kenny's Burger Joint, Italian Kitchen and Smoke House.

... because margaritas aren't flashy enough, they made their Rumba Rita electric blue.
... because margaritas aren't flashy enough, they made their Rumba Rita electric blue.
Courtesy of Mattito's

Mattito's Rumba Rita, $8.49 ($5 during happy hour)
Multiple locations
When we hear that a bar has a drink limit, our ears perk up. How many could we really handle? Mattito's limits diners to two of their "world famous," electric-blue frozen Rumba Ritas (made with Sauza Gold tequila, Blue Curacao and citrus) for a good reason. And yes, it will turn your tongue bright blue. Stop in during happy hour and you can score one for just $5.

The Gator Punch even comes with beads that you can take with you ... because your friends may need something to wrangle you into your Uber.
The Gator Punch even comes with beads that you can take with you ... because your friends may need something to wrangle you into your Uber.
Courtesy of Razzoo's

Razzoo's Gator Punch, $12 two, $22 for four
Multiple locations
You just know any Cajun restaurant will have drinks with the spirit of New Orleans, and Razzoo's six-liquor trash can punch, dubbed Gator Punch, definitely has bite. Meant to be consumed by four people simultaneously, the massive fishbowl of liquor comes garnished with Mardi Gras beads and 2-foot straws.

The Loon's mixed drinks are the gold standard.
The Loon's mixed drinks are the gold standard.
Courtesy of The Loon

Basically anything at The Loon, starting at $6
3403 McKinney Ave.
Because it'd be poor form if we didn't, we're giving an honorary placement to The Loon. The Dallas institution was torn down to make way for a CVS a few years back, but it resurrected just around the corner. The atmosphere is different, but the drinks are just as strong.


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