8. Mint Julep Snowcones

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Address: 2704 Elm St., Dallas

Leave it to the Texans to pull a crazy move like this. Take a classic Southern cocktail as synonymous with the Kentucky Derby as oversized hats, and a dessert that inspires technicolor visions of carnivals and bring it back with a kick. That's what the clever folks at LaGrange did, and boy, are we thankful. 

LaGrange's Mint Julep snowcone is made with freshly shaved ice and homemade simple syrup infused with Maker's Mark, which makes for the perfect track-side treat. Not a bourbon fan? Fret not, LaGrange has got you covered with Margarita (read: tequila) and Piña Colada (read: rum) varieties.