Near South Side bar Proper rolls out new drinks menu

Spanish G&T, a variation on a gin and tonic, is one of the new drinks coming to Magnolia Avenue cocktail bar Proper in November. Ross Hailey - rhailey@star-telegram.com

Proper, a Near South Side neighborhood bar, will roll out a brand-new drinks menu this month.

It’s been a long time coming, says owner Lisa Adams – four years to be exact. “I don’t want Proper to be one of those places that you go to and look at the menu and see the same thing, day after day,” she says. “It’s been four years since we’ve changed our menu. It’s time.” The menu launches mid-November and will feature dozens of new artisan cocktails.

Spanish G&T, a variation on a gin and tonic, is one of the new drinks coming to Magnolia Avenue cocktail bar Proper in November.
Spanish G&T, a variation on a gin and tonic, is one of the new drinks coming to Magnolia Avenue cocktail bar Proper in November.Ross Hailey - rhailey@star-telegram.com

Leading the Signature Cocktail list will be The Lady of the West, whose worldly contents (Diplomatico Blanco rum, chamomile tea, Dolin Blanc Vermouth, Cointreau Noir, Scrappy’s Cardamom and Angostura bitters) were inspired by a family member. “It was inspired by my great-aunt — a vaudeville singer and entertainer.”

Another drink, Spanish G&T, is a gin-based twist on a popular drink in Spain. Its star components are dehydrated seasonal fruits and spices or citrus peels. “We can convert non-gin drinkers to gin-drinkers with this because it’s just so good,” Adams says. “We build this in a wine glass like they do in Spain. The aromatics are lovely when you drink it out of a wine glass.” 409 W. Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth, 817-984-1133, .

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