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Jameson Irish Whiskey Cocktails in Dallas

So … I’m a whiskey fan.  If you’ve read a lick of anything I’ve written, you’ll know that.  I like most (good) whiskies, but one of my absolute favorites is Jameson Irish Whiskey.  I mean … for starters, it’s Irish. (And who doesn’t love Irishmen … err Irish things?!)  But for real … it’s some damn good stuff.  Jameson is a traditional Irish whiskey with a peppery but sweet nose and a smooth taste with a nice balance of spicy, nutty, and vanilla notes thanks to the sherry casks used for aging.

If the extent of your enjoyment of Jameson is a shot with a pickle back, shame on you.  (Kind of.  Ok, not really … I’m not mad at it.  You just have a lot more to enjoy from this spirit.)  I was given the chance recently to spend an evening with Dallas’ Jameson ambassador, Darren, at Henry’s Majestic trying some of the amazing things that their bartenders are doing with Jameson beyond traditional whiskey treatments.  The pictures below pale in comparison to how they actually tasted.  From sweet cocktails with fresh fruit to more traditional whiskey cocktails with bitters, they were all amazing.  (Well … except one, but it was totally the grapefruit’s fault.  Damn that icky grapefruit.)

Stop in to Henry’s Majestic and see them and challenge them to wow you with Jameson … you won’t be disappointed.

(Another note: go see Stephen H. at Parliament and ask him for a Jameson Black Barrel Manhattan or let him go crazy and do his own thing.  He knows how to make Jameson sing.  Example: the unreal cocktail he made me where he SMOKED Jameson.  I kid you not.  Proof below.)

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Thanks again to Darren for the fun night and the badass swag!

Dallas #BoozeNews: February 23, 2015

BOWLED OVER
Stop in and try some of the new menu items from Bowl & Barrel!  Enjoy dishes like Jumbo Crab Cakes, Green Chili Grilled Cheese, and new cocktails (pictured in image featured above)! Read more about the new items in Rico’s recap!

'Til Morning Cocktail
’Til Morning Cocktail from The Library

CHECK THIS OUT
New year, new cocktail and wine lists at The Library!  The cocktail list will feature classics along with new creations, and the wine list will have domestics and international selections. “Highlights include: ‘Til Morning, blending Woodford Reserve Bourbon, maple syrup, lemon juice, Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth, egg white and a Laphroaig Rinse and Warwick International, featuring Japanese whiskey, fresh ginger, honey syrup, Cointreau, lemon juice.”

BOOK IT
Bad boy Dallas chef, John Tesar, will be releasing a book this spring, Knife: Modern Steak and All American Meats, written with Josh Ozersky.  The book will feature “full-color photography by Dallas photographer Kevin Marple throughout, KNIFE will be a celebration of American steak; an exploration into modern, self-sustaining Texas ranching; and a trip inside the mind of one of the most distinctive and acclaimed meat chefs in the world.”

WOOD IS GOOD
Woodford Reserve will release their Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, a 100% rye this week!  Rico spent some time with the brand ambassador at their event in Dallas and said it’s some good s**t.  Check out the full experience here.

GET FLIGHTY
Malai Kitchen will now serve beer flights featuring their three house brews.  Flight will be “$8 and include a 5 ounce pour of Bia Hoi (light Vietnamese lager), Thai-P-A (medium bodied and brewed with Thai herbs), and the Thai 1 On seasonal rotator (this month’s rotator is a Belgian Tripel).”

Dallas #BoozeNews: February 18, 2015

Sunday is NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY and the Oscars.  Just sayin’.

TI ESREVER DNA TI PILF NWOD GNIHT YM TUP I
SĒR Steak + Spirits is going to get all Missy Elliott on happy hour and  … well … reverse it.  They’ll offer 15% off cocktails and beer along with $7-9 select wines by the glass and specialty shared plates and sweets every Thursday through Sunday, 10pm to close.

Honey Can Hi ContrastCIDER LOVERS, REJOICE
Austin Eastciders has released a  new hard cider, Texas Honey, that you can find in stores this week, and its Small Batch No. 2 will be out next week!  The Small Batch No. 2 is made with BLACK apples.  I’m not sure how I feel about that yet … but I know I’m intrigued.

MAKE ME BLUSH
The newest offering from the house of Francis Ford Coppola is the 2013 Sofia Red, a Rhône blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre grapes all grown in California’s Paso Robles appellation, the Sofia Red is the first red wine to join the Sofia family of wines, which originated with the introduction of the Sofia Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine sixteen years ago.

NEW OPENINGS

TACO TIME
Addison and the Dallas Farmer’s Market will get La Ventana Taqueria outposts this year!  The Dallas Farmer’s Market in the Market can expect its taco shop to open early summer, complete with indoor seating and a patio.  The Addison location will feature a 2,344 square foot restaurant and bar, 945 of it will be patio!

S’NUFF SAID
Legendary burger and Cheddar Fry hot spot, Snuffer’s Burgers, will open two new restaurants in 2015–Addison (4180 Beltline Road) and Red Oak (132 E Ovilla Road)!

CHIN CHIN, KIN KIN
Kin Kin Urban Thai will open February 27 at 2801 West 7th Street in Fort Worth!  The coolest part? “February 27March 1, guests can enjoy all food at 50 percent off of normal menu pricing simply by checking in on their social media accounts, including Facebook and Instagram.”

IN VINO VERITAS
Vivo 53 is now open in Downtown Fort Worth!  Stop in for Italian-style artisans pizzas, handmade pastas, and a pizza-flinging show.

Pizze (Sunny side up egg, bacon, Yukon gold potato & Bermuda onions)
Pizze (Sunny side up egg, bacon, Yukon gold potato & Bermuda onions)

 

 

Dallas #BoozeNews: February 13, 2015

GOSSIP

DUGG THIS
Dugg Burger, a kind of Bread Zeppelin for burgers, is set to open in Casa Linda Plaza.  Get this … they start with a hollowed-out burger bun, add the toppings, then top it with a fresh burger patty.  We’ll see if we digg it once it opens.

Henry's Majestic - Henry's Marrow Spiked Burger
Henry’s Majestic – Henry’s Marrow Spiked Burger

TUESDAYS WITH HENRY
Henry’s Majestic
opens for lunch starting February 17!  Stop in 11am-4pm to enjoy new lunch options from Chef Adam Kovac and Roe DiLeo like the Red and Golden Beet Salad, Pork Belly Salad, and Grilled Kale & Ahi Tuna.  Oh … and ​Alex Fletcher giving you some new cocktails to up your lunch drinking game like the Black Tea Cardamon Collins and the Never Let The Boss Know.

GET PINNED
Another badass bowling alley, PINSTACK, opened its doors on January 30 up in the great white north … err, well, in Plano, that is.  PINSTACK offers 28 lanes, a ropes course, laser tag (I’M IN), bumper cars, rock climbing walls, a game room, and a full-service restaurant.  Oh … and a full “Bowl Bar” featuring craft cocktails, 24 beers and 6 wines on tap, and a gelato bar.

THIS VODKA?
You should try this vodka.
Academy Award-winning actor and restaurateur (wait, what?), Robert De Niro, has a new vodka brand, VDKA 6100.  I guess he didn’t want Dan Aykroyd to have all the fun.

The De Niro Martini:
4 ounces of vodka
1 ounce of dry vermouth

Add ice in a cocktail shaker. Stir. (Don’t shake.) Strain into a martini glass, then pour back into the shaker and strain again into the glass. Finish with a lemon twist.

Read more here: http://www.winemag.com/February-2015/A-Drink-with-Robert-De-Niro/


LET’S GET ROMANTIC

CHOCOLATE LOVE
Stop into one of Dallas’ newest restaurants, Eureka!, for Valentine’s Day and order a Raspberry Chocolate Kiss ($11) featuring Prichard’s Double Chocolate Bourbon, raspberry gimme syrup, and red grapefruit juice.

TWISTED ROMANCE
Twisted Root is offering a “Lovers Table” at each of its locations on February 14, complete with tablecloth, rose petals, flowers, candles, and an especially special waiter.  Better wear comfy shoes and be ready to Venmo the sitter some extra cheese, because these table will be first come, first served.

Valentine's Rob


CHECK OUT MY OTHER VALENTINE’S DAY EVENTS

 


NON-BOOZE

During February, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will “share the love” by offering $5 admission through February 27 for tickets purchased at the gate.