For this list, we opted to share options outside of booze-heavy classics like traditional martinis and sazeracs, and we omitted anything that tastes like straight jet fuel. We're looking for the more artful
roundhouse-kick-to-the-face-before-knowing-you-were-in-a-fight kind of cocktails. So good luck exploring this list, and make sure your Lyft app is up to date for a quick trip to your couch. Pizza may also be important.
Atwater Alley's Deadly Angel, $13
4900 McKinney Ave.
We all have a little angel in us, but The Deadly Angel at Atwater Alley has a lotta devil in it. With 2 ounces of Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky and five of the six ingredients with a potent level of alcohol, it's sinful in the best possible way.
If you've been in Dallas for more than a month, you've no doubt heard about the famed Mambo Limousine, a frozen margarita made with Mi Cocina's famous margarita (Sauza Silver Tequila and lime juice) swirled with house-made sangria — and for good measure, topped with Chambord. The trick is to drink these quickly to avoid ingredient separation, and that only adds to the danger.
2714 Elm St.
Most tiki drinks give you a
3902 Maple Ave.
The Grapevine Bar is a Dallas mainstay — not too fancy, but always a good time, thanks to their sprawling patio, rooftop and basketball court. And what kind of patio-goer would you be in 90-plus-degree weather without a frozen drink in your hand? So grab one of their killer "signature" frozen cocktails — a bellini, Tangarita or Pom Pom — and let the games begin.
2023 Greenville Ave.
Another tiki option to get you feelin' festive is Rapscallion's Have You Seen My Keys? Made with some of the best things behind the bar (rhum, pineapple juice, cream of coconut, a Peruvian syrup and more), it's no wonder it's incredible easy to down. It's on Rapscallion's Tiki Tuesday lineup, but the nice gents behind the bar will make it for you anytime if you ask nicely.