Drinking

The Best Hot Dallas Cocktails to Warm You Up

Rapscallion's Spiced Pear Cider is absolute perfection from first sip to last.
Rapscallion's Spiced Pear Cider is absolute perfection from first sip to last. Susie Oszustowicz

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The Puffy Brew-Stir (drink in background) brings unexpected bedfellows together to make a more unexpected and oddly colored drink with Fernet Branca, Fernet Menta, Godiva liqueur, coffee, and a Green Chartreuse marshmallow. - COURTESY OF THE LIBERTINE BAR
The Puffy Brew-Stir (drink in background) brings unexpected bedfellows together to make a more unexpected and oddly colored drink with Fernet Branca, Fernet Menta, Godiva liqueur, coffee, and a Green Chartreuse marshmallow.
Courtesy of The Libertine Bar
The Puffy Brew-Stir at Libertine Bar
The Libertine Bar, 2101 Greenville Ave. (Lowest Greenville)
This weird-as-it-could-get-and-yet-somehow-still-on-a-drink-menu cocktail brings a motley crew of odd flavors together to create a warm drink that is as tasty as it is unexpected. Fernet Branca, Fernet Menta, Godiva and Green Chartreuse blends all the best parts of mint and creamy chocolate. Sip with caution, and don't let the color of the Green Chartreuse marshmallow put you off.

click to enlarge Trinity Hall's Hot Toddy is as traditional as it can get, and yet is still a delight every time. - SUSIE OSZUSTOWICZ
Trinity Hall's Hot Toddy is as traditional as it can get, and yet is still a delight every time.
Susie Oszustowicz
The Traditional Hot Toddy at Trinity Hall
Trinity Hall, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane (Mockingbird Station)
The hot toddy has been a traditional Irish drink for years, but its roots can be traced all the way back to Britain before America was even a thing. While it is said that one can cure what ails you, it's a delicious drink even when not intended medicinally. Trinity Hall sticks with the basics in this potent potable — "
lemon for vitamin C, clove to solve the throat tickle, Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey to raise your temperature, brown sugar to sweeten the deal and hot water to soak it all in," according to owner Marius Donnelly.

click to enlarge Whiskey Cake's Irish Coffee brings together Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, French-pressed coffee, cinnamon simple, freshly whipped cream, and a dash of Angostura bitters. - COURTESY OF WHISKEY CAKE
Whiskey Cake's Irish Coffee brings together Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, French-pressed coffee, cinnamon simple, freshly whipped cream, and a dash of Angostura bitters.
Courtesy of Whiskey Cake
Irish Coffee at Whiskey Cake
Whiskey Cake, 3601 Dallas Pkwy., Plano
One of the quintessential hot cocktails, the history of this eye-opening treat started at a restaurant at an airbase in Foynes, Ireland, in 1942 when Joe Sheridan first whipped up this grog using whiskey, coffee and cream to help some weary travelers get over their grogginess. The key to a great Irish coffee is good coffee, great whiskey and perfectly whipped cream, but Whiskey Cake adds a twist with a bit of cinnamon simple syrup and a dash of bitters.

click to enlarge Paschall Bar in Denton makes wassail to warm your bones. - ALLISON SIGLER
Paschall Bar in Denton makes wassail to warm your bones.
Allison Sigler
Hot Wassail at Paschall Bar
Paschall Bar, 122 N. Locust St., Denton
In honor of Denton's annual Wassail Fest, Paschall Bar makes a traditional version of the warm punch whose roots reach back to Medieval England. Their version adds a bit of extra boozy umph to the apple cider with nutmeg, anise and orange slices thanks to the whiskey-soaked cinnamon sticks and, of course, the brandy.
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Susie Oszustowicz