5 cocktail recipes from the best bars in Colorado
Bar: Old Elk, Fort Collins
45 ml of bourbon
Peach Black Tea
Garnish: Fresh mint and sliced peach
Preparation: add the bourbon on ice and add the peach black tea top. Mix everything and decorate with fresh mint and a slice of peach.
House cocktail, an ode to the classic Espresso Martini.
Bar: Allred’s Telluride
45 of ml vanilla vodka
Preparation: combine the ingredients in a shaker for an even mixture and pour into a Martini glass. You can decorate with 3 or 4 coffee beans as in an Espresso Martini.
Breckenridge Distillery Bar
15 ml of premium gin
15 l freshly squeezed lemon juice
22 ml of simple rosemary syrup
Garnish: lemon slice, rosemary stem
Preparation: Shake and strain the ingredients over ice in a Collins glass. Decorate with rosemary and/or lemon.
San Luis Valley Sunset
Bar: The Bar at Almagre, Colorado Springs
52 ml rye whiskey
15 ml of Cynar
15 ml of beet
30 ml lemon
22 ml of honey
1 egg white
Preparation: make the cocktail in a shaker and dry shake (without ice). Then shake with ice and strain twice into a highball glass. Decorate with lemon peel.
The Downhill Snappe
A sophisticated version of the Bloody Mary.
Bar: St. Regis, Aspen
130 ml tomato juice
130 ml V8 juice
15 ml lemon juice
15 ml Bloody Mary Seasoning
7.5 ml of horseradish
15 ml Worcestershire sauce
A few drops of Tabasco sauce
Vodka with Rose Infusion
Garnish: 1 cornichon, 2 olives on a stick, 1 half-slice of lemon, extra salt to frost the rim of the glass
Preparation: infuse vodka by adding 2 sprigs of dill and a sprig of basil in a 750 mo bottle of premium vodka. Close the bottle for 2 or 3 days away from heat.
Combine cocktail ingredients and chill overnight. 6-8 hours minimum.
Rim the glass with salt and fill with ice.
Add 15 ml of the vodka, followed by 326 ml of the cocktail mixture on ice.
Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.