4 Fall Cocktails in Dallas

Fall brings new preferences including your palate for potables--that stands for drinks people. Whether it's cinnamon or maple syrup, these concoctions scream autumn and quench our thirst in the cooler months. Check out these fierce fall cocktails from some of the best bar menus in Big D. (Photo: Dark & Stormy cocktail at Mansion Restaurant and Bar)

Updated: October 21, 2009

Autumn Sips


4900 McKinney, Dallas, TX 75205

Not all the good stuff comes from the food menu at this charming American restaurant and bakery on McKinney Avenue. The bar doles out fresh seasonal drinks such as the oatmeal cookie served in a cold martini glass (butterscotch, Bailey's, whipped cream and more) with a rim garnish of granulated sugar cane, brown sugar and cinnamon.

Mansion On Turtle Creek

2821 Turtle Creek Blvd, Dallas, TX 75219

Dark and Stormy don't define the ambience at this luxurious hotel and restaurant, but it is the name of the new fall cocktail with ginger beer, Ron Zacappa Rum and vanilla syrup. A slice of lime and a fancy swizzle stick makes for a promising forecast in your future.

Hotel Zaza Dallas

2332 Leonard St, Dallas, TX 75201

Exotic textures and colors dominate the decor and menu at Uptown's hip place to see and be seen. This fall, the drink menu spotlights new Za cocktails including the Maple Syrup Manhattan. Basil Hayden Bourbon sets the tone with Sweet Vermouth and the sugary sweet liquid that reminisces of New England forests and changing leaves.

Warwick Melrose Hotel Dallas Dallas Hotels

3015 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219

If you like your drink to be more like dessert, savor the Baked Apple Pie at the Library bar and piano lounge within the Melrose Hotel, where city's intellects and elite gather for conversation and cocktails. The tasty sip marries Cruzan Coconut Rum, apple juice and Apple pucker for a sweet seasonal spirit.