8 Warm Cocktails for the Holiday Season

By Farah Fleurima  |  November 26, 2013
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With the blast of winter that has powered through North Texas in the last week, it finally feels like it’s time to cozy up to comforting food and all things hot and sippable. It’s time for Dallas bars and lounges to bust out seasonal warm cocktails, and we’ve come a long way from your typical toddy.

Whiskey and rum have long been the go-to liquors that spiked our favorite cold-weather beverages, but now you can also find coffee- and caramel-flavored liqueurs, as well as unique touches like housemade ciders, tea and bitters. From clear to creamy, the list of hot cocktails runs the gamut. Here’s a taste of what Dallas bartenders are stirring up right now.

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    The Londoner

    Hot Tully: Tullamore D.E.W, simple syrup, lemon juice and hot water.

    2817 Greenville Ave.; 214-823-8580

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    Kitchen LTO

    Rum of the Mill: Chamomile tea, Don Q Anejo Rum, bitters, orange liqueur with a cinnamon-sugar rim.

    3011 Gulden Ln.; 214-377-0757

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    The People’s Last Stand

    Ginger Snap Toddy: Art in the Age SNAP liqueur, whiskey, allspice dram, lemon, orange, brown sugar and hot water.

    5319 E. Mockingbird Ln.; 214-370-8755

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    The Old Monk

    Dude Caramel Mocha, cocoa from Dude, Sweet Chocolate, Illy espresso liqueur, Bailey's Caramel and coffee.

    2847 N. Henderson Ave.; 214-821-1880

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    Victor Tangos

    Cider House Rules: House-made apple cider, Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum, allspice, lemon juice, house whipped cream and nutmeg.

    3001 N. Henderson Ave.; 214-252-8595

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    Cedars Social

    Irish Coffee: House-brewed coffee and whiskey.

    1326 S. Lamar St.; 214-928-7700

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    Campfire Coffee: Irish coffee with 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey, brown sugar and cayenne whipped cream.

    614 W. Davis St., 214-367-9367

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    Bourbon Buttered Cider: Buffalo Trace Bourbon, house-made spiced butter compound, hot apple cider, cinnamon, house-made chocolate toffee and vanilla whipped cream.

    4511 McKinney Ave.; 214-559-3111