This summer, try these cocktails made with spirits from Colorado companies.
2 ounces Suerte Blanco
3/4 ounce elderflower liqueur
11/2 ounces fresh
Large pinch of salt
Shake ingredients and strain into a collins glass with ice. Top with soda water. Garnish with an edible flower and a long grapefruit peel.
Compliments of Suerte Tequila
2 ounces Woody Creek
Straight Rye Whiskey
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1 ounce blackberry simple
3-4 dashes of Angostura Bitters
Add egg white to shaker; dry shake. Add remainder of ingredients with ice; shake well. Strain into a martini glass. Add Angostura Bitters on top of foam.
Compliments of Woody Creek Distillers
2 ounces 10th Mountain
2 ounces fresh grapefruit juice
11/2 ounces rosemary sage
Pour all ingredients over ice, shake vigorously, pour into a collins glass with a rosemary-infused ice cube.
Compliments of The Fitz Bar & Restaurant at the Manor Vail Lodge
11/2 ounces Whistling Hare
1 slice jalapeno
2 slices of orange
1 ounce of honey simple syrup
1 ounce of fresh lime juice
1 can ginger beer
Combine ingredients over ice and top off with your choice of ginger beer. Garnish with jalapeno and orange slice.
Compliments of Whistling Hare Distillery
5 fresh mint leaves
11/2 ounces Stoneyard rum
1/2 fresh lime
1 can Barritt’s ginger beer
Add mint and ice to glass, muddle until ice is well crushed. Finish with a squeeze of lime, rum and top off with Barritt’s ginger beer.
Compliments of Stoneyard Distillery
2 ounces white whiskey
1/2 ounce sweet corn and Almond grappa cordial
3-4 dashes of Strongwater Golden Ichor bitters
1 lemon twist
Add whiskey, sweet corn/almond grappa cordial and 3-4 dashes of Strongwater bitters to a mixing glass. Add ice and stir. Cut a long strip of lemon rind and squeeze over the top.
Compliments of The Populist and Strongwater Spirits