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Dallas bar the Tipsy Alchemist comes to Rainey Street this summer

Arianna Auber
aauber@statesman.com
At the upcoming Rainey Street bar the Tipsy Alchemist, the Edison is a rum and mint cocktail that comes served in a light bulb that is chilling in a bowl of ice. [Contributed by the Tipsy Alchemist]

Science gets flashy and fun at a Dallas cocktail bar that will open its second location on Rainey Street this summer. The Tipsy Alchemist, to be located on the second floor of the 70 Rainey condominium complex, “creates cocktails with a touch of science, art and technique,” according to a news release.

What that means is mixed drinks that get served in wacky wacky. The cocktail menu, the same as the one in Dallas, has approachable offerings like the Edison — it’s essentially a mojito but gets its new name because of the light bulb on ice that it comes in. Also, the ever-essential mint in the Edison has been frozen with liquid nitrogen and then blended with the rum, giving the drink a Granny Smith apple hue.

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Then there’s the Mad Hatter. According to the news release, it’s “created with vodka, vermouth, lemon, cucumber and watermelon and then placed into a pneumatic tube transport system — similar to the tubes you deposit checks through at the bank — which encircles the bar so the cocktail is mixed via transport and then served at the other end of the bar." Oh, the wonders of science. Or magic.

When it opens later this year, the Tipsy Alchemist will have a 3,271 sq. ft. patio even larger than its interior, an outdoor stage for live music, and a menu of local beer and shareable drinks in addition to the cocktails. The 2,269 sq. ft. bar inside will have lounge seating and an “energetic atmosphere."

Named one of Dallas' best cocktails bars in 2017 by D Magazine, which wrote that it "is not unlike a mad scientist's lair," the Tipsy Alchemist is owned by SBBC Hospitium. For the expansion into Austin, locally based operating partner David Nguyen will oversee the project as well.

“After two years of support and thinking outside the box, we are finally ready to grow,” Dallas-based managing partner Stephen Underhill, Jr., said in the news release. “I can’t think of a better city to open our second location of the Tipsy Alchemist than Austin.”

The Tipsy Alchemist will be located at 70 Rainey St., Ste. 200. For more information, visit thetipsyalchemist.com.