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Drink Ideas for Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend is a celebration of the achievement of American workers, and is often considered the last hurrah of summertime. This 3 day holiday weekend is the perfect time to party down with friends and family, get one last camping trip or mountain getaway in, take the boat out for a spin or hold a classic backyard BBQ. Whatever your Labor Day plans are, we’ve got you covered with these summer drink ideas. Coming straight from our in-house cicerone, sommelier and spirits specialist, here’s our Labor Day drink ideas.

Wine:

Labor Day Weekend is a great time to sip on those summer whites like a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, pop some bubbly, or opt for a little twist like sangria or a canned wine cocktail! It’s also peak pink drinking season, which means that rosé isn’t going to drink itself.  And cheers to canned and boxed wine – just think of all the places you can go!

Labor Day Weekend Rosé List

2016 Chateau Salettes Bandol Rosé
House Wine Canned Rosé
Infinite Monkey Theorem Canned Rosé
2016 Château Saint-Honoré Côtes de Provence La Londe Rosé
3L Box La Vieille Ferme Rosé
Underwood Canned Rosé
2016 Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare Rosé
3L Box From the Tank Rosé
2016 Mordorée Côtes du Rhône Rosé

Labor Day Weekend Bubbly List

Scarpetta Frico Frizzante 187ML Cans
Casa de Valor Brut Cava
Graham Beck Brut
Caposaldo Prosecco
(All great options for your Aperol Spritz!)

Labor Day Weekend New Zealand Sauv Blanc List

Otto’s Constant Dream Sauvignon Blanc
Babich Sauvignon Blanc
The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc
Jules Taylor Sauvignon Blanc
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc
Sea Pearl Sauvignon Blanc

Labor Day Weekend Canned & Bottled Fruity Wine Goodness List

Sangria for Labor Day

Shania Sangria
Blanc Limé
Ramona Canned Sparkling Wine with Pink Grapefruit 4 Packs
Begonia Canned Sangria 4 Packs
Mija White Sangira
Decadent Saint White Sangria
Mighty Swell Mango, Grapefruit, and Peach 4 Packs
Pampelonne Blood Orange Spritz, Rosé Lime, and French 75 4 Packs

Spirits:

While cocktail options are always endless, we’re focusing on a few easy, refreshing drinks for Labor Day. Such as the margarita, not only is this a party pleaser, but margaritas have short ingredient lists and even shorter preparation times. Check out our list of 7 margarita recipes you have to try here.

Labor Day Weekend Spirits List

Don Julio Blanco Tequila
Humboldt’s Finest Vodka – Check out the recipe for a Humboldt’s Finest Hemp Highball here!
CapRock Colorado Organic Vodka
Tanqueray Gin

Beer & Other:

This could be your last chance to drink up those summer seasonals such as Upslope Thai Style White IPA and Wibby Brewing Lightshine Radler. If you’re hitting I-70 and heading for the mountains, any of the 9 beers to take on a summer hike we posted about would be excellent choices. And we can’t leave out our love for hard seltzers. Read all about our hard seltzer obsession here.

Labor Day Weekend Beer List

Seasonal Beers for Labor Day

Three Barrel Brewing Seven Bees Honey Kolsch
Station 26 Lemondrop Wheat
Great Divide Roadie Grapefruit Radler
Denver Beer Co. Maui Express Coconut IPA
14er Brewing Sunshine Peak Coffee IPA
Upslope Craft Lager
Liquid Mechanics Hop Nectar
14er Brewing Double Mt Massive IPA
4 Noses Brewing Tart Mango Wheat
Wibby Brewing Lightshine Radler
Montucky Cold Snacks
Upslope Thai Style White IPA
Crystal Springs Brewing Summertime Anytime

Labor Day Weekend Hard Seltzer List

Truly Canned Variety 12 Packs – Includes 3 Grapefruit & Pomelo, 3, Colima Lime, 3 Lemon & Yuzu, and 3 Sicilian Blood Orange
White Claw Variety 12 Packs – Includes 3 Natural Lime, 3 Raspberry, 3 Ruby Grapefruit, and 3 Black Cherry

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7 Margarita Recipes You Need To Try

We’re prepping for National Margarita Day (February 22nd), and while there’s nothing wrong with a classic margarita, we’ve gathered a few unique and creative margarita recipes to spice (or sweeten) things up a bit. Having trouble choosing between a glass of bubbly and a margarita? We found a recipe that brings them both together! Vanilla bean ice in a margarita?! Yep, it’s a thing. Molly’s has an entire aisle dedicated to tequila and a growing mezcal section. Our team will be happy to help you find the perfect spirit for next batch of margaritas. If you’re new to the world of tequila and want to read up on the basics, check out our previous blog post Getting to know our friend, Tequila.

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The Original Margarita Recipe

1 1/2 oz tequila, silver or reposado
1 oz Cointreau (orange liqueur)
3/4 oz freshly-squeezed lime juice
Optional: 1/2 tsp agave nectar or simple syrup for sweetening, if desired
Ice
Optional: a wedge of lime for garnish and salt for the rim

Directions:
If you’d like a salt-rimmed glass, start by running the juicy part of a lime slice around the top rim of a glass. Fill a shallow bowl with salt and dip the rim in the salt until it’s covered with your desired amount of salt. Set aside.

Add tequila, lime juice and Cointreau to a cocktail shaker and shake or stir until combined. If you’d like you’re sips to be a bit sweeter, stir in half a teaspoon of agave or simple syrup until the mix reached your desired level of sweetness.

Fill glass with ice. Pour margarita mixture over the rocks. Garnish with a lime wedge if desired.

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Coconut Margarita Recipe

1 1/2 oz reposado tequila
1/2 oz Cointreau
1 oz coconut cream
1 oz coconut milk
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz half and half
Ice
Optional: a wedge of lime for garnish

Directions:
Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a glass. Serve on the rocks and garnish with a lime wedge if desired. Find the original recipe here.

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Watermelon & Basil Margarita

1 1/2 oz of tequila
1 oz lime juice
2 oz watermelon juice
1/2 oz basil simple syrup *Combine 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, and 1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaves in a sauce pan. Heat mixture until sugar is dissolved. Cool mixture then strain into a jar, cover and refrigerate up to two weeks.*
Ice
Optional: a sprig of basil for garnish and salt for the rim

Directions:
Rim the glass with salt and set aside. Fill a shaker with tequila, lime juice, watermelon juice, basil simple syrup, and ice. Shake mixture and pour into a glass over ice. Garnish with a sprig of basil. Find the original recipe here.

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Cucumber Mezcal Margarita

1/2 cucumber
1 1/2 oz mezcal
1 oz Grand Marnier
Ice
Optional: a wedge of lime for garnish and salt for the rim

Directions:
Put cucumber through a juicer or puree in a blender and then strain out the juice. Rim glass with salt and set aside. Combine remaining ingredients, cucumber juice, and ice in a shaker. Shake and pour into a glass over ice.  Garnish with a lime wedge. Find the original recipe here.

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Pineapple Mezcal Margarita with Vanilla Bean Ice (Optional)

2 oz mezcal
3 oz pineapple juice
1 1/2 oz lime juice
1 oz triple sec
Optional: a pineapple wedge for garnish

For the Vanilla Bean Ice (Optional)

1 vanilla bean, split and seeded
2 cups water

Vanilla Bean Ice Directions:
For the vanilla bean ice: slice a vanilla bean lengthwise and remove its beans with the back of a knife. Place the pod and beans into a jar or glass with 2 cups of water. Allow the vanilla and water to infuse at room temperature over night or at least 6 hours prior to freezing. Transfer the vanilla water to an ice cube tray and freeze.

Pineapple Mezcal Margarita Directions:
Combine the mezcal, pineapple juice, lime juice, triple sec into a cocktail shaker with vanilla bean ice. Shake and pour into glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge. Find the original recipe here.

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Raspberry Lemonade Champagne Margarita

1 oz silver tequila
1/2 oz Cointreau (orange liqueur)
3 oz raspberry lemonade
Brut champagne
Ice
Optional: a lemon wedge for garnish and pink Himalayan salt for the rim

Directions:
Rim the glass with pink Himalayan salt and set aside. Fill a shaker with tequila, Cointreau, raspberry lemonade and ice. Shake mixture and pour into a glass over ice. Top off with bubbly. Garnish with a lemon wedge. Find the original recipe here (we swapped pink lemonade for raspberry lemonade).

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Grapefruit Mezcal-rita

2 oz mezcal
1 oz fresh grapefruit juice
1/2 oz lime juice
3/4 oz agave syrup
Ice
Optional: a grapefruit wedge for garnish

Directions:
Combine mezcal, grapefruit juice, lime juice and agave syrup in a shaker. Shake and strain into a glass over ice. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge. Find the original recipe here.

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Craft Cocktail Recipes from The Big Eat 2017

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 enjoyed 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 EatDenver’s efforts to strengthen our independent restaurant community and continue elevating the dining scene through collaboration.

Molly’s participated in The Big Eat 2017 as the cocktail bar sponsor! Almost all of the ingredients featured in the six craft cocktails recipes are available at Molly’s! Here are the 2017 Big Eat Colorado cocktail recipes:

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*The only ingredient we don’t offer at Molly’s is the Cocktail Punk cherry bitters. We have alternative cherry bitters available.

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Denver Summer Passport Giveaway

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The Denver Summer Passport is a boozy field guide aimed at helping you discover the city’s best bars, restaurants, breweries, distilleries and more! This pocket-sized book features over sixty 2-for-1 craft beverage specials valid Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. This field guide is sure to become your go-to drinking buddy when it comes to navigating Denver’s food and beverage scene.

The Details:

  • 68 establishments
  • 2-for-1 drinks at every location
  • Over $350 in booze savings
  • Valid all summer (May 26—Sept 4)

Molly’s has TEN Summer Passports to giveaway to TEN lucky people!

Here are the rules to win:

  1. Like us on Facebook (although not required, bonus points if you follow us on Instagram too)
  2. Fill out the entry form below. One entry per person. (Update: Entry form has been removed because giveaway has ended.)
  3. That’s it! Giveaway ends at 9am on 6/8/17.

Winners will be announced 6/8/2017 on this blog post and will also be notified via email/phone.

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**6/8/17 Update! Winners announced!**

1. James (Eddie) M.
2. Jay N.
3. Bri C.
4. Erin U.
5. Robert H.
6. Daniel V.
7. Kelsey W.
8. Benjamin B.
9. Kaitlin H.
10. Amber R.

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in our Denver Passport giveaway!

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Flash your Ski Pass for 10% Off purchases until March 14th!

flash your season pass dealBack by popular demand! That’s right, we have extended our Colorado ski season pass holder deal. All Colorado ski season pass holders can receive 10% off all of their purchases until March 14th!

Here are the details:

  • It must be a full season pass for the 2016-2017 year (no 2-day, 7-day, etc. passes). If you have questions about what passes are accepted beyond this, please reach out.
  • This discount cannot be combined with other discounts.
  • This offer expires end of day on 3/14/2017.
  • Pass must be present at purchase!

 

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

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Denver Westword Social Media Giveaway

Molly’s is giving TEN lucky people a chance to win a $30 gift card to use for their New Years Eve celebrations via Westword’s Instagram and Twitter! Check out the posts on their social media for the full details.

How to win:

1) Like @MollysSpirits

2) Comment and tag the friend(s) on Westword’s social media post that you’ll be popping bottles with on NYE.

3) That’s all! TEN Winners announced on HERE, on this blog post tomorrow, December 28th @ 5:30p! UPDATE: WINNERS ANNOUNCED BELOW!

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$30 Molly’s Gift Card Winners:

1) @ashley._.rae
2) @acliffordzoom
3) @andreac_19
4) @sovietnoodle
5) @dand123
6) @nataliegrillo
7) @kellycperry
8) @adam88winter
9) @willsnobel
10) @veronferg

Each of the 8 winners from Instagram have been notified on the original post! Our 2 winners from Twitter we have tweeted at! Each of the $30 gift cards have been left under your first and last names from your social media accounts, have your ID ready to be checked for name matching from one of our front end associates. You can pick up your gift card at our customer service desk at your earliest convenience! We hope it makes your NYE celebration just that much better! Cheers!

If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected] or DM us on Instagram or Twitter!

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Molly’s 2016 Boozy Holiday Gift Guide

Have you been searching for the perfect gift to get your friends and family? Look no further than our 2016 Boozy Gift Guide where you’ll find something for everyone! We here at Molly’s are all about making your shopping experience easy and fun so you can get back to celebrating the holidays with friends and family!

For The Whisk(e)y Lover

Whether you’re shopping for the whisky lover or whiskEy lover, Molly’s has options! And if you’re shopping for the aspiring whiskey distiller with dreams of aging their own, check out Denver’s Bear Creek Distillery’s Age Your Own Bourbon Kit. These kits contain everything you need to age your own Bear Creek Distillery Bourbon: 2 bottles of Bear Creek’s White Whiskey, 2 liter barrel, funnel, and instructions.

Whiskey Lover Gift Ideas

Bear Creek Kit: $149.99 (Denver Distillery) – SOLD OUT
Templeton Rye Gift Set 750ml  $37.99 – SOLD OUT
Gentleman’s Jack: $32.99 – SOLD OUT
A.D. Laws Bourbon & Rye Gift Set: $69.99 (Denver Distillery) – SOLD OUT
Knob Creek Bourbon: $32.99 – SOLD OUT
Woodford Reserve: $35.99
Jack Daniels Black Label Gift Set: $23.99
Crown Royal Gift Set: $25.99
Jim Beam Gift Set: $15.99
Forty Creek Whisky Gift Set: $19.99

For The Outdoorsy Wine-O

Shopping for a wine lover always on the go? Molly’s has a solution that CAN keep up with their active lifestyle and drinking habits. Boxed and canned wine have come a lonnnggg way from the early days of boxed wine (shoutout to our Franzia friends) and you can now find some pretty damn good juice in those eco-friendly packages. Not only is it a more sustainable option, but boxed wine provides flexibility for all of life’s adventures, from backcountry snowshoe hikes to party hopping and everything in between! With more and more bottled wine switching over to the dark side, you’re not limited to only a few varieties. Molly’s has an entire lane (Lane 12) dedicated to boxed wines!

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 Wine On The Go Gift Ideas

Lila Rosé Can: $4.48 | Sale $3.48
Underwood Pinot Gris Cans : $6.98 | Sale $5.98
Underwood Pinot Noir Cans: $6.98 | Sale $5.98
Infinite Monkey Back Alley Cans: $4.98 | Sale $3.98 (Denver Winery)
Ciconia Tinto 3L Box: 23.99
La Vieille Ferme 3L Box: 24.98 | Sale $19.98
La Petite Frog 3L Box: $32.99
El Libre Malbec 3L Box: $22.99

For The Rosé All Day-er

It’s no secret that #RoseAllDay is every twentysomething’s life motto. Fill your friends fridge with that sweet (or dry) pink stuff to celebrate all of their rosé needs into 2017. Molly’s has an entire section of rosés on Lane 2!

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 Rose Gift Ideas

Lab Rosé 3L Box: $22.99
Secret Identity: $17.98 | Sale $14.98
Infinite Monkey Rosé Cans: $4.98 | Sale $3.98 (Denver Winery)

For The Perpetual Bruncher

We all have that friend who texts you and asks, “Brunch this weekend?” If you know what we’re talking about, this gift idea is for them! Whether they’re into a build-your-own bloody bar or bottomless mimosas, Molly’s can help you create a brunch experience in the comfort of your own yoga pants. Kick your brunch up a notch, because as the saying goes… brunch without booze is just a sad, late breakfast.

Boozy Brunch Enthusiast Gift Ideas:

Bolder Beans: $7.99
The Real Dill 32 oz Bloody Mary Mix: $9.99 (Denver Brand)
Mile High Spirits Elevate Vodka 750ml: $21.99 | Sale $18.99 (Denver Distillery)
Salty Iguana Green Bloody Mary Mix: $8.99 | Sale $7.99 (Denver Brand)
Santa Barb Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives: $6.99
Blank & Booth Booze 750ml: $24.99 (Denver Distillery)
Everfresh Orange juice: $2.49
Graham Beck Brut $17.98 | Sale $14.98
Caposaldo Prosecco Brut: $13.98 | Sale $10.98
Avinyo Cava: $19.98
Everfresh Pineapple juice: $2.49
Campo Viejo Brut Cava: $12.98

For The Sports Fan

Molly’s has the gear your sports fan needs for tailgates outside the stadium to cheering on his or her favorite team in front of the tv screen. Fun fact: koozies make great stocking stuffers!

Boozy Sports Fan Gift Ideas

Colorado Avalanche Kolder Kaddy $3.99
Colorado Rockies Kolder Kaddy $3.99
Denver Broncos Hot Pink & Silver Kolder Kaddy $3.99
Denver Nuggets Kolder Kaddy $3.99
Colorado State University Bottle Suit: $5.99
Denver Broncos Orange Bottle Suit: $5.99
University of Colorado Bottle Suit: $5.99
Denver Broncos Stemless Wine Glass: $10.99
25oz Elite Broncos Mega Mug: $25.99
Denver Broncos Game Day Pilsner Glass: $12.99
Denver Broncos Plastic 16 oz Tumbler 4 Pack: $8.99
Denver Broncos Bottle Opener: $7.99
Denver Broncos Rocks Glass: $12.99
Denver Broncos 12 Pack, 12oz Cans: $12.99
Denver Broncos 2 oz Shot Glass: $4.99
Denver Broncos 2 oz Game Day Shot Glass: $4.99
Denver Broncos 2 oz Satin Etch Shot Glass: $5.99
Denver Broncos Wine Tote: $10.99
Golf Ball Ice Mold: $6.99

For Your Crafty Mixologist Friend

Shopping for the Walter White of cocktail concoctions or for someone who tries really hard to be a smooth as Tom Cruise in Cocktail? Dress their bar to impress! Molly’s has the tools he or she needs to dish out deliciousness in no time and look great while doing it!

Mixologist Gift Ideas

Strongwater Botanicals Whiskey Cocktail Kit: $75.99
Modern 4-Bottle Ice Bucket: $24.99
Ice Spheres 4 Pack: $11.49
Stainless Steel Double Jigger: $4.29
Diamond Ice Cube Tray: $7.99
Wood Muddler: $3.99
Stainless Steel 34oz Cocktail Shaker: $17.99
Bar Spoon with Fork Stirrer: $4.99
Grey Goose Gift Set: $27.99
Belvedere Vodka & Shaker Kit: $27.99

For The Last Minute Grab n’ Go

Forgot about the office party secret Santa gift exchange or tonight’s holiday get together with the in-laws? Molly’s can fix that. Check out Aisle B, Lane 2 for an entire selection of pre-made gift baskets – complete with a few treats too!

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Gift Baskets

Porto Kopke Gift Basket: $72.99
Frico Gift Basket: $62.99
Breckenridge Bourbon Gift Basket: $89.99

For The Beer Snob

And we mean that in the most endearing way. Molly’s loves beer snobs! Everyone knows one, shop for yours with us. Whether you’re on the search for a funky, tart sour or a barrel-aged bomber, we’ve got you covered with our 65+ cooler doors of craft beer, 6 doors of build-your-own 6 pack options and a walk-in bomber room. We pride ourselves at Molly’s as having one of the best craft beer selections in the state.

Beer Snob Gift Ideas

Colorado Bombers, ALL LOCAL
Ursula Brewing Aurora Strong: $13.49
De Steeg Brewing French Saison: $11.99
Liquid Mechanics Peanut Butter Porter: $11.49
Breckenridge Brewery Holidale: $11.99
Copper Kettle Brewing Mexican Style Chocolate Stout: $10.99
Epic Brewing Big Bad Baptist: $13.49

The Funky Stuff
Duchesse De Bourgogne 750ml: $13.99
Almanac Farm to Barrel Blueberry Sour: $10.49
Del Borgo Prunus Sour: $8.99
Crooked Stave Petite Sour Rosé: $8.49

Beer Gift Sets
Kazematten Brouwerij Gift Set: $21.99
Kazematten Brouwerij Gift Set $21.99
St. Bernardus Deluxe Tasting Set: $37.99
St. Bernardus Gift Set: $24.99
Duvel Collection Gift Set: $17.99 – SOLD OUT

For The Scotch Aficionado

“I love scotch. Scotchy scotch scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly.” Ron Burgundy, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Scotch lovers sure do love their scotch! What do they love more than scotch – trying new scotch! Check out a few of the taster packs Molly’s has to offer, like the almost-too-cute-to-handle Glenmorangie Pioneering Collection 4 Pack.

Scotch Lovers Gift Ideas

Glenmorangie Pioneering Collection 4 Pack: $29.99
Johnnie Walker Black Gift Set: $43.99 – SOLD OUT
Johnnie Walker Collection Sampler Pack: $89.99
Chivas Regal Gift Set: $32.99
Kilchoman Islay Single Malt Scotch: $57.99
Glenlivet 15YR: $60.99
Laphroaig Select: $52.99
Macallan 12YR: $62.99 | Sale $59.99

For The Cider Connoisseur

Struggling to find a gift for the friend who’s always into the latest trends? Then Molly’s cider section is where you need to be! Yep, believe it or not, cider has proven to be the world’s fastest growing beverage category over the last 10 years, and Molly’s is known to have THE best cider selection in Colorado – with a huge focus on local cideries like Stem Ciders, Snow Capped Ciders and more.

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Craft Cider Gift Ideas

Stem Branch & Bramble 4 Pack: $8.99 (Denver Cidery)
C Squared Alma: $6.49 (Denver Cidery)
C Squared Lila: $6.49 (Denver Cidery)
Snow Capped Cider Makers Reserve: $14.99 (Colorado Cidery)
Stainless Steel Wine Key: $4.49

For The Tequila Devotee

A shot of tequila a day keeps the doctor away, right? Molly’s has gift sets to delight all tequila fanatics! From tasting flights for the tequila sipper to margarita kits for the margarita lovers, Molly’s has what the tequila lover wants!

Tequila Gift Ideas

Sangre de Vida Tasting Flight: $27.99
Corralejo Tequila Reposado Gift Set: $23.99 – SOLD OUT
Jose Cuervo Especial Silver & Gold Tequila Gift Packs: $15.99/ea
1800 Tequila Silver Gift Set: $25.99

For Winter Cocktails

A wise elf once said, “The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.” And while that may be true, there’s nothing quite like sipping on a warm cocktail shared with loved ones during the holiday season. These liqueur gift sets make spreading (and drinking) holiday cheer easy and fun.

Winter Cocktail Gift Sets

Baileys Irish Cream Gift Set: $22.99
RumChata Gift Set: $17.99
Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur Gift Set: $30.99 – SOLD OUT
Courvoisier Cognac Gift Set: $29.99
Disaronno Amaretto Liqueur Gift Set: $22.99
Kamora Coffee Liqueur Gift Set: $10.99

For Stocking Stuffers

Don’t forget about the stocking stuffers! Mini liquor bottles, bar keys, koozies, etc. make great stocking stuffers and are a great way to top off any gift. (One can never have enough wine openers!)

Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Shooters
New Amsterdam (and all New Amsterdam shooters): $0.99
Baileys Irish Cream: $2.49
Bacardi Rum Limon: $0.99
Titos Vodka: $1.99
Jim Beam Bourbon Apple: $0.99
Jack Daniels Tennessee Fire: $1.99
Smithworks Vodka: $0.99
Crown Royal Vanilla: $1.99
Smirnoff (and all Smirnoff shooters): $0.99
Absolut Peach (and all Absolut shooters): $1.99
Rum Chata: $0.99
Deep Eddy Grapefruit & Sweet Tea Vodka (and all Deep Eddy shooters): $0.99
Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey (100ml): $1.99
Baileys Almande Almond Milk Liqueur: $0.99

And Now That You’ve Found The Perfect Gift…

Don’t forget about the presentation! Molly’s has gift bags in all shapes and sizes to choose from!

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Gift Bag Ideas

Pricing from left to right: $2.99, $1.99, $3.99, $4.99, $1.99, $1.99 & $2.99

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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Pre-Order Your Holiday Treats From The Bumblebee

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The holidays can be stressful! Let The Bumblebee make your life sweeter with their handcrafted, holiday pies. You can pick up your goodies from the truck at Molly’s Spirits (with no minimum purchase required) on Wednesday, November 23rd.

Holiday Pies Available

Pumpkin Pie $30
made with organic homegrown heirloom pumpkins
pairs well with: Villa Pillo Vin Santo Chianti $29.99

Cranberry Pie $30
tart cranberry pie with a butter crust bottom and crisp topping
pairs well with: Banfi Rosa Regale, Sparkling Red $17.98

Apple Pie $30
classic apple topped with your choice of butter crust or crisp topping
pairs well with: Saracco Moscato D’Asti $17.98

Pecan Pie $35
classic pecan pie
pairs well with: Warre’s Otima 10 Year $25.99

Hazelnut Pecan Pie $35
classic pecan pie with toasted hazelnuts
pairs well with: Warre’s Otima 20 Year $39.99

Honey Pine Nut Pie $45
like a classic pecan pie but made with Colorado honey and toasted pine nuts
pairs well with: Tokaji Oremus $34.99

Click here to pre-order you Thanksgiving pies!

 

**If you’re unsure about pre-ordering, no worries! The Bumblebee will be at Molly’s all day November 23rd selling pies onsite until they sell out!

 

 

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Molly’s Spirits 2nd Anniversary Celebration

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Friends of Molly’s! Come help us celebrate as we turn 2!
 
Time sure flies when you’re having fun, we are so grateful for our customers continued love, support and opportunity to be a part of this amazing Greater Denver area community. We are having a 2 day celebration for our customers in honor of our store turning 2!
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The celebration dates and times are as follows:
Friday, December 2nd – 4pm-7pm
Saturday, December 3rd – 11am-4pm
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Fun happenings going on for the duration of our party:
 
  • Live chalk artist painting by Mythica! Mythica recently competed on Skin Wars (now on Netflix) and is the same amazing local artist who did the first chalk art installation of Molly during our first anniversary! She will be back doing another Molly rendition in our Spirits section.
  • Free food trucks! What’s a party without free food?? Come grab a bite to enjoy while hanging and shopping at Molly’s.
  • Free special tastings! Friday, from 5-7pm (usual time) taste through the Campo Viejo wines from Spain. Saturday, from 3-5pm taste through Left Hand Brewing beers from Colorado.
  • Photobooth + Photo Contest! We will have a 1920’s themed photobooth setup on Saturday, bringing you back to prohibition era when drinking with friends and family was even more celebrated than it is today. Snap a photo as you enter the store, choosing from a myriad of props such as feather fans and boas, 20’s mobster hats, pearls and big faux fur coats! We will be randomly selecting ONE photo after our celebration each day to win a $50 giftcard to Molly’s!
  • Games! From guess the bottle to scavenger hunts, we have a few fun party games you’ll be able to partake in and win prizes from.
  • Giveaways! Stay tuned and check back soon! We will be hosting at least one giveaway per day. (Think snowboard giveaways, cocktail packages, etc.)
  • Anniversary Sales! We will of course be having special in store sales for our Anniversary! Curious what they are?! You’ll have to come to find out! Trust us, they are worth it!
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Questions or comments? Please reach out to [email protected]://www.mollysspirits.com and we would be happy to help!
 
WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU ALL HERE!
 
Cheers,
Molly’s Spirits
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Top 16 Wines To Drink This Fall

Our 2016 Top Fall Wine Picks

Whether you’re looking for the perfect fall wine to enjoy after work or to impress your Thanksgiving holiday guests, your wine guide for the fall season is here. Take an in-depth look at our top choices for this fall, starting at the top left of the guide and traveling right. (Don’t worry about printing this out, we have copies at the front of the store to take with you while you shop!)

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Steltzner Napa Valley Claret

“Classic Bordeaux blend with just enough Merlot and Petit Verdot to give the underlying Cabernet Sauvignon finesse and grace. Aromas of rich ripe fruit, raspberry jam, hints of cedar box on the finish.” – steltzner.com

Region/Appellation: Napa Valley
Country Hierarchy: Napa County, North Coast, California, USA
Grape/Blend: Bordeaux Blend Red
Food Suggestion: Beef and Venison

Pago de Los Capellanes Tinto Crianza

“It has a very marked aroma with a good balance of fruit and wood, where tones of vanilla intermingle with well-ripened fruit, black berries and wild fruits. There are also noticeable hints of leather and liquorice, resulting from the mingling of the French oak and the aromas inherent in this variety of grape. In the mouth, the wine has a smooth texture but fills the palate with balanced flavours, including fine tannins, which help extend the life of the wine. The finish and aftertaste are both long and elegant.” – pagodeloscapellanes.com

Region/Appellation: Ribera del Duero
Country Hierarchy: Castilla y Leon, Spain
Grape/Blend: Tempranillo
Food Suggestion: Lamb

Kings Ridge Oregon Pinot Noir

“A combination of rich red fruit flavors with freshness and vibrancy unique to Pinot Noir grapes grown in our beloved Willamette Valley, this wine truly reflects the character of this region. We think the best vintage is pretty much right now, so start sharing with some with your favorite people. Tasting Notes: Blackberry, cherry and cola.” – unionwinecompany.com

Region/Appellation: Willamette Valley
Country Hierarchy:
Oregon, USA
Grape/Blend:
Pinot Noir
Food Suggestion: 
Duck, Goose and Game Birds

Bussola Ca’ Del Laito Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso

“This elegant, well-knit red is medium-bodied and fresh, with supple tannins, delicate spice and floral notes accenting flavors of baked plum, crushed cherry, smoke and dried fig.” – The Wine Spectator 

Region/Appellation: Valpolicella Ripasso
Country Hierarchy: Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
Grape/Blend: Valpolicella Blend
Food Suggestion: Beef and Venison

Apaltagua Carmenere Reserva

“Our Apaltagua Reserva Carmenere is an intense wine, wild purple in color. From start to finish, the touches of tobacco, and red and black cherries intermingle, producing a great potency in the mouth. It possesses a generous body with smooth and friendly tannins. It is a well rounded wine with a juicy and lingering finish.” – apaltagua.com

Region/Appellation: Apalta
Country Hierarchy: Colchagua Valley, Chile
Grape/Blend: Carmenere
Food Suggestion: Lamb

Domaine J. Laurens Cremant De Limoux Brut

“This sparkler’s zingy lemon-lime flavors evolve into fuller pineapple and citrus notes, a yeasty character adding breadth and weight. The full flavors and light, cardamom-like spice suit it to the dinner table, with rich fish or roasted chicken.”  – Wine & Spirits 

Region/Appellation: Cremant de Limoux
Country Hierarchy: Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Grape/Blend: Rare White Blend
Food Suggestion: Meaty and Oily Fish

Dogajolo Toscano 2014

“A young wine that boasts fruity aromas with hints of cherry interlaced with coffee, vanilla, and spice. Each varietal is vinified separately in stainless steel in this Sangiovese-based baby Super Tuscan. The blend is briefly aged in oak rendering a medium-bodied red that is soft on the palate with a balanced acidity. Suitable for everyday consumption, Dogajolo is best within a few years of the vintage.” – Opici Wines

Region/Appellation: Toscana IGT – Toscana IGT is the most famous – and the most commonly used – of Italy’s Indicazione Geografica Tipica(IGT) titles. The geographical region it indicates is, in short,Tuscany. Toscana IGT wines can be made in any village in any of Tuscany’s 10 provinces (Arezzo, Firenze, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa Carrara, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena).
Country Hierarchy: Tuscany, Italy
Grape/Blend: Sangiovese – Cabernet
Food Suggestion: Pork

Domaine Allimant Laugner Gewurtzraminer

“Roses, peaches and apricots all swing in the unctuous richness of this plush Gewurztraminer. They are countered by some freshness but this is certainly on the plumper side. It will be the perfect match for ripe, soft cheeses. (AK)” – Wine Enthusiast 

Region/Appellation: Alsace
Country Hierarchy: France
Grape/Blend: Gewurztraminer – a pink-skinned grape variety that produces some of the most distinctively aromatic wines in the world
Food Suggestion: Blue Cheeses

Avinyo Reserva Cava Brut 2012

“A straw-yellow with golden reflections, fine and constant level of bubbles; in the nose, clean aromas and balanced with notes of fruits and third tones; light in the mouth with smooth touches of the blended grapes. May be served for a wide variety of occasions, but we highly recommend its versatility as an accompanyment for a wide range of gourmet dishes.” – avinyo.com

Region/Appellation: Cava
Country Hierarchy: Catalonia [Catalunya], Spain
Grape/Blend: Cava Blend – 55% Macabeo, 35% Xarel.lo and 10% Parellada
Food Suggestion: Manchego and Parmesan

Domaine de Fondreche Rosé 2015

Goal: produce a light rosé, fruity where the “drinkability” is the priority.” – fondreche.com

Region/Appellation: Ventoux
Country Hierarchy: Rhone, France
Grape/Blend: Cinsaut – Syrah – Grenache – The three work particularly well together as a rosé, as each have complementary features. Syrah typically frames the wines with its structure and deep color. Dark fruit flavors such as blueberries and blackberries come from Syrah, while raspberries and earthy aromas come from the Grenache. Cinsaut, often used in the smallest proportion, lifts the aromatics of the wine with its soft, perfumed characteristics
Food Suggestion: Light Pasta and Rice dishes or Sushi

Illahe Estate Pinot Gris Willamette Valley

“Stainless fermented and aged, this tart, apple-flavored Pinot Gris is close to fresh cider in flavor. The alcohol is low enough that it is almost invisible. Just pure, juicy, clean fruit comes through.” – Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Region/Appellation: Willamette Valley
Country Hierarchy: Oregon, USA
Grape/Blend: Pinot Gris
Food Suggestion: Root Vegetables and Squashes

Saint-Veran Domaine de la Denante 2014

“Ripe and smooth, this rich wine has enough fruitiness and acidity to give a crisper edge, although it is more about a warm, spicy character. Drink now.” – Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Region/Appellation: Saint-Veran
Country Hierarchy: Maconnais, Burgundy, France
Grape/Blend: Chardonnay
Food Suggestion: Shellfish, Crab and Lobster

Chateau de la Maltroye Bourgogne Pinot Noir

The 2014 Chateau de la Maltroye is bright in the glass and sports a brilliant ruby hue.  Aromas of Morello cherry, wild strawberry, gooseberry, garrigue, warm earth and subtle spice invite the lucky consumer.  The wine offers deceiving palate weight with appropriate tannin structure and intense fruit for the appellation.  This delightful wine is approachable young for instant gratification, but being essentially declassified Chassagne it promises a cellar life and continued enjoyment over the next 4-5 years. -Molly’s Wine Staff

Region/Appellation: Bourgogne Rouge
Country Hierarchy: Bourgogne, Burgundy, France
Grape/Blend: Pinot Noir
Food Suggestion: Feathered Game, Roast Pork or Tandori Style Chicken

Domaine Allimant-Laugner Rose

“The Crémant Rosé is a sparkling wine produced in Alsace by the Champenoise method and made with 100% Pinot Noir. This Crémant is aged 11 months before disgorgement and is meant to be consumed while fresh and young. In fact, the grapes are the first to be manually harvested because we want to keep the youthness and coolness through citrus fruits flavors. And when you open it, you will be greeted by fresh aromas of strawberries and wonderful minerality. This is easy to drink with the light, creamy bubbles and a crisp, flowery tang.” – allimant-laugner.com

Region/Appellation: Cremant d’Alsace
Country Hierarchy: Alsace, France
Grape/Blend: Pinot Noir
Food Suggestion: White Fish

Darting Riesling Kabinett Durkheimer Nonnengarten (1 Liter)

“Outstanding off-dry Riesling from a great producer. Fresh and vibrant, with complex flavors of peach, ripe green apple, great acidity, minerality and stone fruits. Perfect as an everyday Riesling and parties.” 

Region/Appellation: Bad Durkheim
Country Hierarchy: Pfalz, Germany
Grape/Blend: Riesling
Food Suggestion: A myriad of Curry dishes, Sesame Chicken with Ginger Lime Sauce, Spicy Shrimp dishes

Chateau de Montfaucon Cotes Du Rhone

” *Good Value* Sweet spices, juicy red fruit, a touch of marzipan and appreciable tannic grip for Côtes du Rhône. Nicely made – more serious than most.” – Jancis Robinson

Region/Appellation: Cotes du Rhone
Country Hierarchy: Rhone, France
Grape/Blend: Southern Rhone Red Blend – refers to a wide range of grape varieties often blended together to make wines in the southern reaches of the Rhone Valley in the south of France. While the blend could theoretically consist of any of a wide range of grape varieties, it is usually made up of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre, in varying proportions, typically with Grenache and Syrah as the dominant partners.
Food Suggestion: Duck, Goose and Game Birds

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