The Dublin Toddy from Smoke restaurant.

The Dublin Toddy from Smoke restaurant.

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Shorter days and cooler temperatures call for hotter cocktails. Our suggestion: Duck into these 11 bars in Dallas-Fort Worth and grab something that warms from the inside out.

Meddlesome Moth

Caskmates Toddy

Caskmates Toddy

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Most know this Dallas restaurant as a craft beer destination, but it also has a commendable cocktail program. This season, the Moth adds an original twist on the classic Hot Toddy. Bartenders combine house-made apple butter, lemon, mint and a shot of Jameson's Caskmates Irish Whiskey, unique because it's aged in barrels previously used to age stout beer. The cocktail is served with a teapot of hot water so patrons can dilute to their personal taste.

More info about Meddlesome Moth.

The Old Monk

Irish Coffee, Hot Toddy, Mulled Wine, Abuela, and Hot Buttered Rum

Irish Coffee, Hot Toddy, Mulled Wine, Abuela, and Hot Buttered Rum

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The Old Monk in Dallas is known for its bevy of delicious hot beverages. The Irish Coffee, Hot Buttered Rum and Mulled Wine are common favorites. More inventive recipes include the Dude, Caramel Mocha (coffee, cocoa powder form the local Dude, Sweet Chocolate shop, coffee liqueur and a float of cream), and the Abuela (hot chocolate, tequila liqueur, whipped cream and cinnamon).

More info about The Old Monk.

Bird Cafe

Grammy's Cider

Grammy's Cider

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Get in the holiday spirit with two steaming cocktails at this Fort Worth restaurant. The first is Grammy's Cider, made with Redbreast 12 whiskey, walnut maple syrup, walnut bitters and topped with house-made cider. The second is Eggnog Waldorf, which includes egg whites, spiced rum, cream, sugar and a dash of nutmeg.

More info about Bird Cafe.

The Foundry

Hot Toddy and Irish Coffee

Hot Toddy and Irish Coffee

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This Dallas backyard bar specializes in nothing too fancy, and that's a good thing. Take the Hot Apple Toddy, for instance, made with Jim Beam apple whiskey, honey, lemon juice and cinnamon. The Irish Coffee mixes coffee with Jameson whiskey and Bailey's Irish Cream before it's topped with a dollop of whipped cream. Bonus: The patio here is enclosed and heated during the winter.

More info about The Foundry.

Libertine Bar

Bevin's Drink (left), Jolly Capt. Richard (right), Mexican Teabag (center)

Bevin's Drink (left), Jolly Capt. Richard (right), Mexican Teabag (center)

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Cold weather is no match for the Libertine's trio of hot cocktails. Choose between Bevin's Drink, created with Borghetti Espresso Liqueur, Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur and hot chocolate; Jolly Captain Richard, made with infused hot buttered rum, citrus and spices; or the Mexican Teabag, a pomegranate tea with tequila, agave, and lime.

More info about Libertine Bar.

LARK on the Park

Elevated Irish Coffee

Elevated Irish Coffee

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Take in the holiday action at Dallas' Klyde Warren Park while imbibing this spot's fancy-sounding Elevated Irish Coffee. Tullamore D.E.W. 10-year provides the backbone of the cocktail while Cardamaro adds herbal, spicey notes. The foam is made in-house, too.

More info about LARK on the Park.

People's Last Stand

Blueberry Yum Yum

Blueberry Yum Yum

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This cozy spot in Mockingbird Station is ideal for bellying up with a hot beverage. This season's treat: the Blueberry Yum Yum, a mix of house-infused blueberry Jameson Irish whiskey, Godiva white chocolate liqueur, creme de cacao liqueur and hot chocolate. And yes, those are toasted marshmallows as garnish.

More info about People's Last Stand.

Bolsa

Butter Me Up

Butter Me Up

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Farm-to-table restaurant Bolsa offers its spin on hot buttered rum this season. The Butter Me Up cocktail is a combination of rum, vanilla, butter, nutmeg and two different types of bitters.

More info about Bolsa.

The Dubliner

Hot Toddy

Hot Toddy

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Looking to keep it classic? Dip into this Irish tavern for a Hot Toddy (whiskey, brown sugar and a clove-studded lemon). Basic can be beautiful.

More info about Dubliner.

Armoury D.E.

Nightcall

Nightcall

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If you haven't tried this new tavern in Deep Ellum, the Nightcall hot drink is a good reason to do so. It's a spiked almond latte featuring cognac, Amaro Nonino liqueur, and Carpano Antica sweet vermouth. Consider it a comfort cocktail to pair with one of the bar's many comfort foods.

More info about Armoury D.E.

Smoke

Dublin Toddy

Dublin Toddy

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Smoke's Dublin Toddy starts with Jameson Black Barrel whiskey that's infused at the restaurant with coffee beans from the local Ascension coffee shop. Combine that with brown sugar, a heavy cream topper and absinthe-soaked nutmeg and cinnamon garnish, and you have a sultry take on the toddy sure to warm from the inside out.

More info about Smoke Dallas and Smoke Plano.

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