We've seen some wild ingredients in cocktails lately, and frankly, we're ready for something a little simpler. Enter: a cocktail from Harlowe MXM's cocktail bar, Trick Pony, that only has three ingredients but has a flavor that is anything but simple.
Simple syrup (1:1 water to sugar) is used in quite a few cocktails to add a little extra sweetness. To up the depth of the sweetness, some bartenders use demerara sugar (basically Sugar in the Raw) to make their syrup. Trick Pony went a little further and made a mushroom demerara, and we kind of love the offbeat complexity it brings to this trifecta.
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Hurry in for this goody, though, because it's on Trick Pony's current cocktail menu, which is Bill Murray-themed (yes, really). It'll change without notice, so better to check it out early and often.
Lost in Translation ($12): Japanese whiskey, fortified wine, mushroom demerara
Harlowe MXM, 2823 Main St. (Deep Ellum)