#DallasBoozeNews: December 14, 2014

Opened December 8 in West Village, Eureka! offers “food elevated”, 40+ craft beers on tap, 35+ small-batch whiskeys, live music, a daily happy hour, a killer patio, and occasional events.
Daily “Hoppy” Hour: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close

Their Pudding on the Nog cocktail (recipe below) will be available at Knife’s bar through the holidays!

Pudding on the Nog (Created by Charlie Moore, Knife, Dallas, TX)
1 ½ parts Maker’s Mark® Bourbon
½ part amaro
1 part simple syrup
1 part heavy cream
2 parts whole milk
2 bar spoons sugar-free, low-fat vanilla pudding mix

Add all ingredients into a shaker tin and shake without ice until all ingredients are mixed thoroughly and pour into a rocks glass; freshly grate nutmeg and cinnamon stick over the top, and enjoy!

Frozen Banana Shake_HopdoddyHOPDODDY
If you can’t beat the freeze, join it! The Frozen Banana shake  features our honey roasted bananas, rich chocolate sauce and a chocolate dipped banana chip! One sip will remind you that sunnier days are ahead after the winter freezes. This classic summer treat in shake form is the perfect way to celebrate December.
AVAILABLE: Monday, December 8 through Sunday, December 21
COST: $6

The new event space at the Renaissance Dallas is NOW OPEN and offers 50,000 square feet of meeting and event space.  And the space is sexy as hell and the food is out of the world.  (After all … Asador is in charge of their banquet catering!)

Crown is releasing its first single barrel whisky exclusively in Texas!
COST: 750 mL, $55

For the first time in its 75-year history, legendary Canadian Whisky brand Crown Royal will offer only Texas consumers the opportunity to savor the root of Crown Royal’s signature smoothness, the unique Coffey Rye whisky, bottled straight from the barrel.

An exceptionally smooth blend balanced by creamy and fruity notes of banana and rich oak undertones from maturing in new American wood resulting in a long lasting and expansive finish.  The aromas are rich and robust on the nose with slight hints of vanilla and fruit.

Founders Brewing Co. will re-release Blushing Monk, a decadent Belgian raspberry ale, in March 2015 to mark the twelfth installment in the brewery’s popular Backstage Series.

Blushing Monk (9.2% ABV) will be sold in 750mL bottles, with a suggested retail price of $16.99 per bottle.

Laphroaig Scotch put together a hilarious video that set drinker reviews to holiday songs.  Kind of hilarious.

Laphroaig® Scot’s Cider

1 part Laphroaig® 10-Year-Old Scotch Whisky
½ part DeKuyper® Mixologist Series Ginger Liqueur
3 parts Hot Apple Cider

Build in a pre-heated coffee mug.
Garnish with a lemon wedge studded with cloves and a dash of fresh ground cinnamon.