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5 Wines for Sangria

5 Wines for an End-of-Summer Sangria

We’re drowning our summertime sorrows in sangria. This big batch crowd-pleaser is here for your Labor Day barbecue, camping trip, or whatever long weekend shindig you’re looking forward to capping off the summer with. 

So what makes a basic end-of-summer sangria? A sangria is traditionally made up of red wine, chopped fruit and brandy, that has been steeped for 1-2 hours and served over ice. From boxed to bottled, we’re bringing you our five fave sangria-friendly wines and how we’d spin them into a refreshing and unique sangria.

  1. La Nevera Seleccíon Especial Rosado – Aside from the fact that boxed wine is our new best friend, this scrumptious rosé is incredibly well-balanced with notes of cherry and strawberry.
Wanna mix this up?

Throw this in a pitcher for two hours with:

  • Fresh strawberries
  • Green apples
  • Orange liqueur
  • Basil

Serve with charcuterie for an instant fan favorite pairing.

Format: Boxed
Volume: 3L
Price: $18.98

  1. El Cortijillo Tempranillo – This easy-drinking red will give you the confidence you need to pronounce “tempranillo” correctly. At 13% ABV, this cranberry- and currant-forward red is the perfect base for a traditional red sangria

Wanna mix this up?

Steep it in the refrigerator for one to two hours with

  • Chopped apples
  • Fresh orange slices
  • Brandy
  • A few tablespoons of brown sugar

Format: Bottle
Volume: 750 mL
Price: $7.98

  1. Encostas do Lima Vinho Verde – Have you ever taken a sip ofa crisp white wine and thought, “this is what summer tastes like?” This vinho verde is exactly that! With a hint of spritz and a whole lotta freshness, the juicy green apple, pear and lime aromas deliver relief on a hot summer day.

Wanna mix this up?

For the perfect white wine sangria, we’d brew this baby with

  • Fresh lemons and limes
  • Rosemary
  • Orange liqueur
  • A few tablespoons of agave.

Mama mia! 

Format: Bottle
Volume: 750 mL
Price: $10.98

  1. La Nevera Seleccíon Especial Red Blend – Juicy and dark berry flavors marry with the tart cherry to deliver a truly sippable wine.
Wanna mix this up?

Mix this red blend with handfuls of

  • Tangy blueberries, blackberries and raspberries (these will amplify the fruity and succulent flavors in this bad boy).
  • Top it off with brandy and sliced oranges

Voila – you have yourself the perfect sangria to pair with grilled pork chops!

Format: Boxed
Volume: 3L
Price: $18.98

  1. Encostas Vinho Verde Rosé – A few sips of this Iberian rosé and you’ll see why we picked this for our Peach & Strawberry Rosé Sangria. Notes of citrus and fresh strawberries make this the ideal match for Palisade peaches and orange liqueur.

Wanna mix this up?

Follow our full recipe here.

Format: Bottle
Volume: 750 mL
Price: $10.98

 

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Flash Your Pass | Ski Season 2018-19 Kickoff

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Back by popular demand! Molly’s is an excellent first stop for all of your mountain adventures this winter. We’re located right off the highway so you can stock up before you head for the hills. Avoid sticker shock on booze you’ll find in mountain towns, and get wine, beer and liquor specials on over 12,000 products. All Colorado season ski pass holders can receive 10% off all of their purchases from 11/7/18 to 1/10/19!

Here are the details:

  • It must be a full season pass for the 2018-2018 year (no 2-day, 7-day, etc. passes). If you have questions about what passes are accepted beyond this, please reach out. The Epic Local, Ikon Base Pass or a single mountain season pass are examples of acceptable passes.
  • This discount cannot be combined with other discounts. If an item is already over 10% off, you cannot combine the sale price with an additional 10% off.
  • This offer expires end of day on 1/10/2019.
  • Your Season Pass must be present at purchase!
  • You must sign up or be an existing Molly’s Rewards member. (AKA our free loyalty program.)

 

We’re located right off I70 & Sheridan! Easy access when hitting the slopes!

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Drink for a Cause this November

Drinking for a Cause this November

Drink for a Cause this November

 

‘Tis the season for spreading joy and giving back! Join us this November as we #DrinkForACause. You know you’re going to be having a few drinks this holiday season anyway so you might as well do it with purpose. To kick things off, we’ve partnered with three brands and three great nonprofits this month:

  1. Coors Light and Coors Banquet 24pk cans // $1 from every case sold at Molly’s will be donated to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital.  Coors and Molly’s will each match 50¢. Campaign expires 11/19/18.
  2. Tito’s Handmade Vodka (1 liter, 750ml and 1.75L) // $2 from from every bottle of Tito’s Vodka sold will be donated to Colorado Pet Pantry. Tito’s and Molly’s will each match $1. Campaign expires 11/30/18.
  3.  Infinite Monkey Theorem 750ml bottles // $1 from every 750ml of Infinite Monkey Theorem sold at Molly’s will be donated to Food Bank of the Rockies.  IMT and Molly’s will each match 50¢. Campaign expires 11/30/18.
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Denver Winter Passport | Gift Card Giveaway

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denver winter passport mollys giveaway*UPDATE – GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED – Thanks to all who submitted entries!* Denver Passport people! We’ve got something special going on for you. Get 30 or more Denver Winter Passport stamps and enter to win a $350 liquor store gift card to Molly’s Spirits.  A bougie bottle of wine, some amaro, fancy beers or perhaps even a nice bottle of whiskey are some of the things you’ll be able to #TreatYourself to if you win this giveaway.

Pssst…. If you’re reading through this blog post and have yet to purchase your Winter Passport, do it now here. You’ll thank us later!

Once you’ve racked up 2-for-1 deals on Denver’s hippest bars and restaurants, come back to this page and enter for a chance to win the $350 gift card! To enter fill out the form below.

IMPORTANT DETAILS: Must be 21+ to enter the liquor store gift card giveaway and live in the Denver area (locals only, sorry!). Only enter if you have 30 or more stamps. Molly’s will require the winner to show proof that you have 30 or more stamps in your 2018/19 Denver Winter Passport. Fill out the form by 4/19/2019 for a chance to win. We will be selecting a winner by 4/23/2019.

Cheers!

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District 7 wine - august wine of the month

District 7 Wines | August Wine of the Month

Before we dive into District 7 Wines (our August Winery Spotlight) we are excited to announce we have a NEW WINE OF THE MONTH PROGRAM. We’ve had a Wine of the Month program for awhile now, but we are relaunching. New format + new pricing structure = better deals for you.

Our new Wine of the Month format will have wines featured at $12.98/ea. Similarly to how we always have $6.99/6pks for our Beer of the Month program, our Wine(s) of the Month will always be $12.98! Expect to come into our store and get a killer deal on carefully curated, quality wines that rotate monthly for $12.98/ea.


SO….without further adieu, the first winery we’re featuring for our new and improved Wine of the Month initiative is District 7 Wines.

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Vineyard Spotlight – From the Winery:

California has 17 grape crushing districts. Monterey County is number 7. Wine experts recognize our home as one of the most beautiful and diverse wine growing regions in the world. The distinctive geography, climate and soils lead to wines that are complex, elegant and most importantly, delicious. District 7 is Monterey.

Monterey County is a good place to call home. In addition to its stunning scenery, diverse recreation and relaxed lifestyle, it offers a wide range of terroirs to grow both cold- and warm-climate grapes. Incredible properties allow us to produce a range of wines that are true to variety and site. All of our estate vineyards are officially certified by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance(CSWA), a statewide certification program that provides third-party verification of a winery’s commitment to sustainable wine growing practices. Driving our efforts at District 7 is a core belief that the best wines come from vineyards and ecosystems that are in balance. For decades, we have been at the forefront of innovation and applied technology in our vineyards to improve wine quality while reducing water use, shrinking our carbon footprint, and advancing sustainability.

Vineyard Spotlight – From Molly’s Staff:

We are in constant search of wines that are varietally correct, balanced, delicious and still fit into our retirement plan. For the Month of August we are excited to offer you District 7 wines as our Wines of the Month. We have long been fans of the way that the Monterey Bay regulates temperatures in District 7. Morning fog, sunny afternoons and cool nights set up excellent ripeness and freshness as grapes develop in the vineyard.

District 7 Sauvignon Blanc sports a nice bright tropical nose. The palate finds excellent tension between ripe tropical fruit and citrusy freshness. The finish is clean and crisp. Textbook Monterey style.

District 7 Chardonnay is a traditional California Chard which marries oak influence to ripe orchard fruit components. The nose abounds with vanilla and baked apple pie while the palate is rich with flavors of ripe apples, pears and citrus fruit. The wine finishes clean and tempting you to take another sip.

District 7 Pinot Noir offers the balance and elegance that we look for in Pinot Noir. The aromas and flavors are a montage of red & black cherry, ripe raspberries and a zesty pomegranate component. The cooling effect of the Monterey Bay is important in keeping this wine fresh.

District 7 Cabernet Sauvignon is the bruiser of the line-up, but this big guy can still dance with finesse. Ripe black cherry fruit is intertwined with subtle oak components resulting in silky, substantive and complete offering of fruit, mocha and vanilla.

 

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Cocktails Recipes From Eat Denver’s Big Eat 2018

Showcasing Denver’s top independent restaurants organized by neighborhood, The Big Eat marks the opening of Slow Food Nations weekend and a banner year for Denver’s dining scene. Guests enjoy bites and sips from 65+ of Denver’s best restaurants and bars under the canopy of The Galleria at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, and support Eat Denver’s efforts to strengthen our independent restaurant community and continue elevating the dining scene through collaboration.

Molly’s is participating in The Big Eat 2018 as the cocktail bar sponsor! Almost all of the ingredients featured in the six craft cocktails are available at Molly’s! Here are the recipes:

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Press Release: Molly’s Sip of Colorado

molly's sip of colorado - aspen brewing company

 

Molly’s Spirits and Aspen Brewing Company Release Molly’s Sip of Colorado – Your New Beer of Summer

Six-packs will ring in at just $5.99 – making it the perfect affordable complement to the season

Molly’s Spirits and Aspen Brewing Company have released Molly’s Sip of Colorado, a collaboration beer that is available NOW at Molly’s Spirits. This is the third collaboration beer from Molly’s Spirits this year, following I Can’t Believe It’s Butter, created for the 2018 Collaboration Fest, and Better Together – both with New Image Brewing.

We were excited to re-enter the Denver market with a collaboration with an iconic Colorado brand that is well known and respected in its community,” said Aspen Brewing CEO Peter Bassett.  “Molly’s and Aspen Brewing Company have prioritized the outdoors and Colorado lifestyle as key components of their brands. Molly’s Sip of Colorado, which draws inspiration from traditional Colorado flavors  while providing an extremely affordably priced Colorado craft beer perfect for weekend warriors, demonstrates that love and admiration.”

The beer is a spin on the California Common beer, also called a steam beer, using similar brewing techniques with a high-altitude spin. Molly’s Sip of Colorado celebrates the beauty of Colorado from grain to glass. At 4.56 percent ABV, this crisp and refreshing beer has a subtle and sweet malt backbone that is complemented by notes of floral, pine and mountain fruit from the combination of Palisade and Chinook hops.

The team at Molly’s arrived at $5.99 price point for six-packs to provide the marketplace with a value-driven option for craft beer.

“We want Molly’s Sip of Colorado to be a go-to choice for Denver imbibers to enjoy while hanging out on all the best rooftop patios, lakes and 14ers this summer,” said Jaylee Adams, marketing manager at Molly’s Spirits. “It’s sessionable and affordable enough that it’s a superb choice for any Colorado occasion.”

Molly’s Sip of Colorado will be available in six-pack cans at Molly’s Spirits beginning on June 11. Stay tuned for more details about a Denver release party following the store launch.

Aspen Brewing Company:

Aspen Brewing Company was founded in 2008 with one simple goal: Make World-Class Beer, Downstream from Nobody. With a passion for craft beer and the mountain lifestyle, our small and dedicated team strives to make delicious craft beer fit for any and every occasion. Ten years later, Aspen Brewing Company continues to grow to new heights, produce a wide range of award winning craft beer and represent the outdoor lifestyle embodied in Aspen, Colorado.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him

It’s Valentine’s season – do you still need a gift for your significant other? Before you put together another coupon book that you secretly hope he won’t use, here are a few alcohol Valentine’s Day gifts he’ll enjoy and hopefully share (no arts and crafts involved).  We hope you’ll enjoy our list of alcohol gifts for him!

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For The Mixologist

Träkál: The Spirit of Patagonia – $33.99 Find Along Spirits Wall
Nooku Bourbon Cream – $29.99 Find Along Spirits Wall
Ol’ Major Bacon Bloody Mary Gift Set- $37.99 Find In: Aisle B, Lane 2

Wine For The Win

Mancan Wine – $4.98 each Find In: Aisle B, Lane 13
Broc Cellars Love Red Rhone Blend – $24.99 Find In: Aisle B, Lane 4
LO-VE Garnacha – $12.98 Find In: Aisle B, Lane 9

For The Beer Guy

The Larimer Beer Company Regulators Hazy IPA – $10.99/6pk Find In: Cooler Door #23
Bull & Bush Man Beer IPA- $5.49/ea Find In: Bomber Room
Great Divide The Smoothness Barrel Aged Dark Lager – $10.49/ea Find In: Aisle B, Lane 17

Who Doesn’t Love Bourbon?

Maker’s 46 Bourbon Gift Set – $32.99 (Our February Spirit of the Month!) Find In: Spirits #2
Breckenridge Bourbon Whiskey 750ml – $35.99 Find In: Colorado Spirits Section
Bulleit Barrel Strength Bourbon 750ml – $51.99 Find In: Spirits #2

All prices limited to stock on hand. Molly’s Spirits reserves the right to limit quantities. Prices are subject to change.

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2017 mollys donations recap

Molly’s Community Involvement: 2017 Recap

A quick toast to 2017… It’s been a big year at Molly’s Spirits. We’ve grown our team, expanded our offerings and will be rolling out new ways for you to shop in the next few months. We couldn’t have done it without you all, so thank you! One aspect we’re especially proud of from 2017 is our community contributions and involvement, so we thought we would share those milestones:molly's spirits 2017 donations

◼️ 125: The number of charities & nonprofit organizations Molly’s supported this year
◼️ $18,600: Amount donated through silent auction items, gift cards, product, discounts & in-kind donations
◼️ $16,500: Amount raised for Family Tree through Molly’s Annual Rare Whiskey Auction
◼️ 38: The number of local events we sponsored, hosted & were involved with in 2017
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We were fortunate enough to support organizations in Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Golden, Denver, Lakeside, Lakewood, Morrison and Evergreen. We supported everything from animal rescues, to school fundraisers, to cultural assets of our city (i.e. Denver Art Museum) and everything in between. We look forward to serving our local community through wine, spirits & beer on an even bigger level in 2018! Happy New Year everyone!

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Champagne Giveaway for New Years Eve 2017

Congratulations to our winners – Audrey B & Kelsey H! We’ve reached out to you via email. Thanks to everyone who participated!!champagne saber trick nye

We’re giving TWO lucky people the chance to ring in the New Year with a $100 gift card to Molly’s!

To enter for a chance to win:
1) Like @MollysSpirits on Instagram
2) Like our giveaway Instagram post and tag a friend you plan to pop bottles with this NYE!
3) Fill out the form below
4) Must be 21+ and live in the greater Denver area.

Two winners will be emailed and announced here on Molly’s blog at noon on Friday, December 29th!

**Giveaway has been completed and the winners have been notified!**

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