Tuesday, January 24, 2012
People’s Last Stand brings craft cocktails to Mockingbird Station
It also has good snacks.
It’s official. Handcrafted cocktails are the fastest growing trend in Dallas ever since it became a cliché to poop on George W. Bush’s lawn.
But that’s perfectly fine with us. If we’re gonna spend eight bucks on a cocktail, it damn sure better not be McCormick Vodka & Tonic. No, we expert more from our bartenders, mixologists, or cocktailors – whatever you choose to call them.
And one of the newer craft cocktail bars on the scene is The People’s Last Stand in Mockingbird Station. This shopping center has needed a serious bar for a long time now. Trinity Hall is great for a pint, but for a superb cocktail, there were no real options.
Now, you can pop in to the upstairs space, right next to Trinity Hall, and grab a seat on the patio or in the cozy interior. (Snag the sofa if you can.)
The menu runs the gamut from classic cocktails like the Sazerac to something decidedly more modern like Sir Drake’s Ghost, an inventive blend of 10 Cane Rum, falernum (a sweet tropical syrup), cinnamon syrup, rhubarb bitters, an absinthe spritz, and flamed orange peel.
Who doesn’t love something flaming? (Just ask our mom.)
Don’t worry if your taste in booze isn’t that adventurous. They also have cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon.
Even the very basic kitchen turns out some delicious food that pairs perfectly with the exciting drink menu. Our favorites? Avocado stuffed with chicken and cheese; maple glazed peanuts with bacon; and the Gandhi, one of the most satisfying vegetarian sandwiches we’ve ever had. It’s the ideal counter to those pork-covered nuts.
Which reminds us. Our ham-flavored underwear is ready to pick up from the dry cleaners. Gotta run.
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