The Summer Drinks of Dallas (Photos)

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Indecent Proposal: 1 1/2 ounces Ford's gin 1/2 ounce Aperol Dash of Orchard Apricot 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice Three dashes of bitters

"I like this drink because it's light and refreshing. ... It turns people on to gin. It's a threshold beverage." -- Scott Melton, The Standard Pour


Ti Punch: 2 ounces Rhum JM Blanc Two bar spoons of JM Sirop Three lime coins Stir with ice and serve

"This is what I drink at the house." -- Michael Martense, Smyth


Ten Gallon: 1 1/2 ounces Genever Muddled Texas peaches 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice 3/4 ounce simple syrup 3/4 ounce apricot liqueur Served with a strawberry, peach and mint garnish

"I wanted to showcase Texas' bounty. We were holding up [on this drink] until the peaches were ripe." -- Emily Perkins, Victor Tangos

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