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Tricky Fish Named Best Happy Hour & Best Cocktails in Richardson, Texas!

The results are in, and we are excited to announce that Tricky Fish has won not 1 – but 2! – awards from Richardson Living’s Best Bites 2018 Awards:


Tricky Fish: Best Cocktails in Richardson, Texas


Tricky Fish: Best Happy Hour in Richardson, Texas


These are both huge honors, and we can’t thank you enough to all those who voted, dined with us, and told your friends about the great food and drinks we have to offer here at Tricky Fish. We’re so proud to be a part of the Richardson community, and it’s so validating to know that our hard work is paying off and you are loving what we’re doing!


Handcrafted Cocktails – Truly the Best Cocktails in Richardson


We have made it our mission to perfect the art of handcrafted cocktails, providing interesting and delicious flavor combinations that will tantalize the senses each and every time. The menu rotates seasonally, reflecting the best each season has to offer. Currently, a few house favorites include the Lemon Wedge, Fire & Ice, and Raspberry Smash. Oh, let’s not forget the Mega Mule – a mule that’s built for 2! Choose between the Filthy Pineapple Mule or Strawberry Mule, both delicious twists on the old favorite.


The Best Happy Hour is at Tricky Fish!


Part of what makes Happy Hour at Tricky Fish so great is our selection. In addition to craft cocktails, we offer a wide selection of craft beer, sipping whiskey, wine, and more. And to sweeten the deal, each weekday from 2-7pm, each of our seasonal cocktails, beer, and wines is $2 off. Pair this great deal with munchies off the Bar Bites Menu and you’re set!

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Thanks again for making Tricky Fish the location for Best Cocktails and Best Happy Hour in Richardson, Texas! Join us this week to celebrate with us!


Specials and menu items subject to change. Ask your server for details. 

Accidental Success: The Rise of the Moscow Mule

Wouldn’t it be great if we could just stumble across a cocktail – coin a name for it – and then it catch on like wildfire?

So many of the popular cocktails we enjoy today started this way – including the Moscow Mule.

Let’s just say the Moscow Mule started as a cross between good ole fashioned American ingenuity and a complete accident.

In the late 1930s, a company called Heublein bought the rights to Smirnoff vodka, the delicious, smooth vodka we love today. But back in the 1930s, no one was drinking vodka and Americans snubbed it. Here’s where the facts get fuzzy. One story is that Heublein executive John Martin paired up with his buddy Jack Morgan – owner of the Cock n Bull bar in LA – and created the drink to clear an abundance of ginger beer inventory and spark interest in the newly acquired Smirnoff vodka. However, Wes Price, the head bartender at Cock n Bull at the time, also claims that he invented the drink. So who knows?! All we know is that we’re glad someone came up with it!

And as for the copper mugs? Well, it seems they might have come on the scene because Morgan was dating a woman who owned a copper company – seriously. But at the end of the day, it was actually Martin who popularized the Moscow Mule in the copper mug, taking polaroids of bartenders holding the copper-clad drinks in hand and then showing them to the next bar he was trying to persuade to buy Smirnoff vodka/ginger beer. Apparently, it worked.

Cheers to you, John Martin, for bringing us such a tasty cocktail! Ready to take on the best Moscow Mule in Richardson? Visit Tricky Fish today to get one of our delicious mules, an Old Fashioned, or any of our other handcrafted cocktails.