As the birthplace of the frozen margarita, Dallas knows how to serve up a delicious cocktail! Though there are many amazing ones to try around town, but we’ve rounded up the best of the best to create the ultimate list of bucket-list cocktails. From unique martinis to crazy marg flavors, explore some of the most iconic cocktails in Dallas! How many have you tried?! 

Updated June 2024



Head to this massive patio filled with greenery to cool off with a Sauv Blanc Slushie! This refreshing sip tastes like summer in a glass, made with Sauvignon Blanc, apple, lemon, and agave, all blended together to an icy mix. Stop by after 9pm to try one for just $6, during their late night happy hour!

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Beto & Son Liquid Nitrogen Margarita

Enjoy a dinner and a show with tableside liquid nitrogen margaritas! Their Liquid Nitrogen Margarita is made with Avion Reposado tequila, fresh lime juice, agave, orange liqueur, and fruit-encapsulated pearls, and comes in original, frosé, and Pina colada. Be sure to get a video as the servers make your marg, liquid nitrogen fog surrounds the table which looks so cool! 

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Enjoy a delicious childhood fave turned boozy at either of these sister dive bars! Their iconic YooHoo YeeHaw is similar to a frozen White Russian, made with the classic YooHoo chocolate milk, vanilla vodka, and coffee liqueur, all blended into a heavenly frozen drink, topped with a maraschino cherry.

Deep Ellum (Double Wide) | Directions

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This black and gold margarita is like nothing you've seen before! El Bolero's famous Oilman Margarita is jet black, with sparkling gold flecks blended throughout, making it the perfect Insta-worthy sip to pair with your upscale Mexican dinner. It's made with Herradura silver tequila, Cointreau orange liqueur, activated charcoal, agave, rock candy, gold stars, and a gold salt rim!

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Hudson House Martini

Transport to the East Coast via raw oysters and an Ice Cold Martini! Hudson House calls their martinis "the world's coldest", served in flavors like classic vodka or gin, bleu and gold, French 75, lemon drop, stone fruit, and espresso. No matter what flavor you try, this chilly drink is worth adding to your Dallas bucket list, and they even have a martini happy hour!

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Known as a staple for upscale Mexican in Dallas, Javier's is known to be over-the-top in all the best ways. Their Cafe Pierre is no different -- this dessert meets cocktail is made tableside and lit on fire! It's the perfect show-stopping end to your meal, made with brandy, Kahlúa, Bacardi 151, coffee, and amaretto, topped with whipped cream and a cinnamon rim.

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There are two words that just about any Dallasite knows: Summer Beer! Perhaps the most famous cocktail on this list, Katy Trail Ice House's giant Summer Beers have gained a cult following around town. They're made with Blue Moon and Deep Eddy's vodka and served in a goblet-style glass with an orange slice. Stop by after walking the trail, it's worth the long wait that can happen on weekends! (Featured header image)

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Despite being a wine bar, Leela's Espresso Martini is their most talked about drink! The classic one is made with espresso-infused Townes Vodka, Mr. Black coffee liqueur, Frangelico, cream, and torched cinnamon. They also have fun seasonal flavors during their beloved holiday pop-ups, like strawberry for Valentine's Day, peppermint for Christmas, and more!

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Mariano's Hacienda

Did you know Dallas is where the frozen margarita was invented?! That's right, the World’s First Frozen Margarita was founded right here in the Big D, by Mariano Martinez, who created the drink and the frozen margarita machine using a modified slurpee maker! Stop by to try The Original Frozen Margarita, enjoy some Tex-Mex, and take some pics in front of the plaque!

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We can't get enough of avocado, whether it's on toast, in guac...and even in margs! Meso Maya's Avocado Margarita was one of the first of its kind in Dallas, and truly tastes like heaven in a glass! It's a unique blend of fresh muddled avocado, freshly squeezed, pineapple and lime juices, Cointreau, and Casa Noble tequila blanco, best paired with their enchiladas!

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Mi Cocina Mambo Taxi

Most margarita fans in DFW know of MiCo's famous (or infamous, depending on who you ask) Mambo Taxi! This refreshing sip is the best of both worlds -- a blend of frozen marg and sangria swirl. It's a go-to if you're sitting on the patio, and packs a serious punch as they're stronger than they look and taste!

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This Parisian-inspired neighborhood bistro serves up one of the best dirty martinis in Dallas! Their Sporko Sporko Sporko Martini is the perfect blend of Aviation Gin, extra dirty, bleu cheese olives. This spot has been around for almost 40 years, so if you haven't tried it yet, add it to your list!

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A margarita made by a James Beard Award Winner?! Say less! Chef Dean Fearing has earned celebrity status in Dallas, for his amazing food and drinks at the Ritz. His best drink on the menu is Dean’s Signature Margarita, featuring Cabo Wabo Blanco Tequila, fresh squeezed lime juice, Damiana Liqueur, and organic agave nectar, shaken twenty times! Find it at the Rattlesnake Bar or Fearing's!

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Terry Black's Margarita

Famous for their barbecue, Terry Black's is a must-try in Dallas all around, from the melt-in-your-mouth brisket to the mysterious Black’s Margarita! We don't know much about the recipe or what gives it its pitch-black color, but we do know it has tequila, mezcal, and triple sec, and that it's absolutely delicious. Try it with a plate of smoked meat for the full experience!

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This Texan-centric spot is known for its happy hour, live music, and the Legendary Rustic Rita! Made with Socorro Blanco and Jalisco 1562, this tropical tequila drink is topped with a house-made mango popsicle. It's perfect for hot summer days and best enjoyed on their patio with a side of chips and queso!

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