A handful of people were scattered throughout Uptown's newest watering hole, Tate's, on Tuesday night. Bartender, JW was busy whipping up Sazeracs (he puts on an impressive show, misting each glass with absinthe, then torching it with his handheld blow torch). The bar was, and still is, celebrating Yelp's drink week with half priced Sazeracs, Eternal Flames (a strawberry-jalapeno-infused tequila and ginger beer concoction) and an off-the-menu item, called the "Spiced 75."
The drink is made up of lemon juice, simple syrup, Orchard Apricot liqueur, Hangar One Spiced Pear Vodka, and a dash of champagne. "Any kind of champagne will work" he explained, as he topped the drink off with a splash of Lunetta prosecco. The off-the-menu item will soon be on-the-menu, along with a handful of other additions. "We're adding some stronger drinks to the menu" he explained, "turns out people in Dallas enjoy their drinks robust, as opposed to sweet."
One of the additions is a drink made up of the bar's homemade cola, 100-proof whiskey and Amaro Nonino. They're also adding a new selection of wine and beer, and a few new food additions, like chile verde, jambalaya, and a grilled cheese sandwich with gruyere, smoked gouda, and cheddar.
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The menu should be ready by the weekend.