In 2018 we are LOVING tequila! We have two new cocktails on our Spring Beverage List that features just that and they are both oh, so wonderful!
Our first fave is the Naked and Famous. This martini style beverage is served up in a martini glass and is made with Mezcal, Aperol, Yellow Chartreuse and Lime. The mixture of Aperol and Yellow Chartreuse gives it a vibrant orange color which makes you think you are about sip on some Tang (there’s an early 2000’s reference for ya), but then you are pleasantly surprised by the smokiness of the Mezcal. If you aren’t sure what Mezcal is, it is Tequila but has a bit of a smokiness to it. Sometimes the smoky flavor is very prevalent and strong and sometimes it is subtle. Tequila is made from Blue Agave and must be made with 100% Blue Agave to be considered true tequila. Mezcal on the other hand, can be made from more than 30 varieties of agave, including Blue Agave. However, most mezcals are made from the Agave Espadin, which is the most prevalent agave variety found in Oaxaca. The smoky flavor comes from the hearts of the agave, piñas, being cooked in pits in the ground in a style that is similar to making barbacoa. The mezcal in the Naked and Famous makes this drink perfect for early Spring in Colorado, where it’s warm but sometimes you still get the coolness of the winter air.
Our next new favorite, is the Purple Rain. This cocktail is made with Herradura Silver, Crème de Violette, Grapefruit Bitters and Cucumber. This drink is DEVINE. It’s perfect for warmer weather and sitting on a patio after work while sippin’ cockails with colleagues or friends. You won’t be able to have just one because it is just that good. The cucumber makes it light and refreshing, and its purple hue is just so fun. This is the perfect Spring Sippin’ Cocktail! And trust us, we have noticed that Denverites are ready for Spring!
While we are on the topic of cocktails, we want to remind our friends and fans that every Monday you can enjoy all night happy hour starting at 3pm until close. This includes greats sips and eats! Check out our happy hour menu here.
Until Next Time!