Welcome to a tongue-in-cheek, but sometimes super serious column documenting adventures with spirits and cocktails when out and about or from the comfort of my own home. Let's discover new things together!
There is a strawberry-peach Popsicle in the white sangria at Del Frisco's Grille and it's only $6 during happy hour. This little Popsicle is just hanging out, soaking up pinot grigio and peach schnapps and making this cocktail the perfect drink for the hot Dallas summer. But wait -- there's more!
This drink is only part of the Del Frisco's Grille "Sip & Share" happy hour menu consisting of select spirits, cocktails, wines and appetizers for $6 Monday to Friday from 4-6:30 p.m. (Draft beer at this time is $5.)
Prior to my white sangria ($9.50 outside of happy hour), I also enjoyed The VIP, a cocktail featuring Svedka Clementine Vodka infused with pineapples, and I generously sampled my happy hour companion's drinks -- the Tennessee Peach, a mix of Jack Daniel's, fresh peaches, local honey, lime juice and peach bitters. And the Malbec-based Red Sangria (no Popsicle in this one, but it was still good).
So, yeah, I was about three drinks in by the time I ordered the white sangria ... maybe that explains my extreme enthusiasm when it arrived with a Popsicle. It was also delicious.
Happy hour also features $6 appetizers like cheesesteak eggrolls, wagyu corndogs and pulled pork nachos. Don't worry, fellow vegetarians -- Del Frisco's Grille thought of us, too (not the case for all happy hour menus at other establishments, just saying). I loved the French onion dip and Parmesan spinach dip, and fully intend on ordering a couple of the personal size flatbreads next time.
Del Frisco's Grille offers excellent food and drink options and the ambiance is fantastic. There are four locations in the DFW area: Uptown Dallas, The Shops at Legacy in Plano and Sundance Square in Fort Worth and Town Square in Southlake.
Booze News Insider Rachel Hart believes in the importance of expanding one's happy hour and nightcap repertoire beyond a glass of wine (although, she'll happily take one). She loves to discover creative quality spirits and cocktails and hopes you'll go on the journey with her.