Molly's holiday gift set guide

Molly’s 2017 Boozy Holiday Gift Set Guide

Twas four days ’til Christmas, when all through the store
Customers were searching for the perfect gift or four.
When what to their wondering eyes did appear,
But a selection of holiday gift sets perfect for those they hold dear!

Yes, holiday gift sets are in and our guide lists our top twelve.
But you’ll see there’s even more to be found on the shelves.
Great options for those fond of spirits and beer,
Lucky you, the end of your holiday shopping is near.
Find them all in Aisle B, Lane 2,
Then treat yourself to a cold brew!

Molly's 2017 Boozy Gift Set Guide

For The Whisk(e)y Lover

Jefferson’s Wood Experiment Box Set – $96.99 – SOLD OUT
Heaven Hill Distillery Tasting Experience – $45.99
Bear Creek Distillery Age Your Own Kit – Reg. $149.99 | Sale $135.99 (Denver Distillery)
Templeton Rye Gift Set – $37.99
A.D. Laws Bourbon & Rye Gift Set – $69.99 (Denver Distillery)
A. D. Laws Whiskey Tri Pack – $31.99
Woodford Reserve Bourbon Gift Set – $35.99 – SOLD OUT
Jack Daniels Rockies Gift Set – Reg. $23.99 | Sale $19.99 – SOLD OUT
Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select Gift Set – $48.99 – SOLD OUT
Jack Daniel’s Gentleman Jack Gift Set – $29.99 – SOLD OUT
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire Gift Set – Reg. $24.99 | Sale $19.99 – SOLD OUT
Crown Royal Whisky Gift Set – Reg. $25.99 | Sale $23.99 – SOLD OUT
Maker’s 46 Bourbon Gift Set – Reg. $38.99 | Sale $35.99 – SOLD OUT
Jameson Irish Whiskey Trilogy – $32.99

For The Crafty Mixologist

Death’s Door Gin Gift Set – $27.99
Aviation American Gin Cocktail Muddler Set – $28.99
Belvedere Polish Mule Gift Set – Reg. $49.99 | Sale $47.99 – SOLD OUT
Double Cross Vodka Gift Set – Reg. $39.99 | Sale $29.99
Western Son Vodka Gift Set – $15.99
The Stoli Mule Pack – Reg. $32.99 | Sale $26.99
Jose Cuervo Especial Gold & Silver Tequila Gift Sets – Reg. $16.99 | Sale $15.99 each
El Jimador Reposado Gift Sets – SOLD OUT
El Jimador Silver Gift Sets – $17.99 each
Corralejo Tequila Reposado Gift Set – Reg. $27.99 | Sale $23.99 – SOLD OUT
Cazadores Tequila Reposado Gift Set – Reg. $25.99 | Sale $19.99
Drambuie Liqueur Gift Set – $34.99
RumChata Gift Set – Reg. $19.99 | Sale $17.99
Kamora Coffee Liqueur Gift Set – Reg. $13.49 | Sale $10.99
Baileys Original Irish Cream Gift Set – Reg. $24.99 | Sale $22.99 – SOLD OUT
Carolans Irish Cream Gift Set – $12.99
Disaronno Wears Missoni Gift Set – Reg. $22.99 | Sale $19.99 – SOLD OUT
Bacardi Rum 8 Gift Set – $19.99
Three Olives Gift Set – $19.99
Ol’ Major Bacon Bloody Mary Kit – $37.99
Barenjager Honey Liqueur – $26.99

For The Beer Enthusiast

Great Divide Barrel Aged Limited Edition 2017 Box Set – $29.99 (Denver Brewery)
Great Divide Yeti 3 Pack – $24.99
Kazematten Wipers Times Gift Set – $22.99
St. Bernardus Deluxe Tasting Set – $37.99
St. Bernardus Gift Set – $24.99
Ridgeway’s A Curious Collection of Holiday Ales – $23.99 – SOLD OUT

For The Scotch Drinker

Kilchoman Machir Bay Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky Gift Set – $57.99
Kilchoman Islay Single Malt Scotch 200ml Variety Pack – $48.99
Johnnie Walker Black Label Gift Set – $43.99
The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve Gift Set – Reg. $48.99 | Sale $33.99

Sill Not Sure? Here’s A Few More…

Sangre De Vida Tequila & Mezcal Tasting Flight – $27.99
Jagermeister Gift Set – Reg. $19.99 | Sale $17.99
Cooper & Thief Cellarmasters Gift Set – $24.99 – SOLD OUT

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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flash your ski pass deal

Flash Your Ski Pass Promotion

flash your season ski pass deal

This ones for you, skiers and snowboarders! For a limited time, flash your season pass at Molly’s Spirits to receive 10% off all of your purchases! Stopping at Molly’s Spirits when your heading up I70 is 10x easier than trying to find a liquor store once you’re already up in the mountains. We’re 4 minutes off I70 & Sheridan. Plus, those steep mountain prices (pun intended) and the narrow selections will leave you wondering why you didn’t load up for the lodge in Denver.

Here are the promotion details: 

  • It must be a full season pass for the 2017-2018 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 any other discounts.
  • This discount excludes box wine, kegs & allocated items. 
  • This deal is good from 11/25/2017 through 12/9/2017.
  • Your Ski Pass must be present at purchase and must match your ID. 

We hope this gets you as excited for Colorado ski season as it does for us! Shop Molly’s extensive selection of 12,000 wines, beers & spirits so you’re stocked up for your mountain adventures.

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mollys 3rd anniversary

Come help us celebrate Molly’s 3rd Anniversary Soireé

mollys 3rd anniversary

Can you believe it? Molly’s Spirits is turning T-H-R-E-E and you’re invited to come help us celebrate!

Friday night we’re going to have some BIG prizes to giveaway (think free beer for a year from Left Hand Brewing, a Never Summer snowboard, etc), a free special tasting from 4-6PM and lots of yummy horderves! Plus it wouldn’t be a Molly’s party if we didn’t have a Gatsby-themed photobooth. Come snap a photo for a chance to win a $100 giftcard to our store!

We’ll also have DEEP anniversary sales running all weekend in-store.

RSVP HERE to stay in the loop on more exciting details to be announced soon.

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Get alcohol delivery from Molly’s on Minibar Delivery

alcohol delivery denver from mollys spirits Get alcohol delivery from Molly’s Spirits in Denver, Lakeside, Wheat Ridge or Arvada. We have partnered with Minibar Delivery for on-demand alcohol delivery, WHICH MEANS you can have alcohol delivered to you with the push of a button, in the comfort of your own home. Order on-demand and get your order in 60 minutes, or schedule at delivery to meet you at home when you’re off work!

Download the Minibar Delivery app or visit their website to start shopping from Molly’s inventory. The order comes from our store and from our amazing customer service team, we’re just utilizing Minibar’s excellent technology for another way to keep you in good spirits!

Questions? Email us at [email protected]://

*There are some areas Molly’s doesn’t deliver too. If you aren’t in our delivery zone, please reach out to us and we will see what we can do!

Click here to get started with your first on-demand alcohol delivery now. 

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Craft Bar Starter Kit – Giveaway!

**Giveaway has been completed, and the winner has been notified!**

We teamed up with Best Booze Denver for a unique giveaway for all of you Denver cocktail enthusiasts! We’re calling it a “Craft Bar Starter Kit” and it will help you make all of the classic cocktails: Moscow Mules, Kentucky Mules, gin or vodka martinis, gin or vodka tonics, and bloody marys. Plus the Strongwater Herbal Bitters kit will have you making Old Fashioned’s, Sazerac’s, Manhattan’s, Negroni’s and more.

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The Craft Bar Starter Kit includes:

  • (1) Deerhammer American Single Malt Whiskey
  • (1) St. George Botanivore Gin
  • (1) Blank and Booth Vodka (AKA “Booze”)
  • (1)Freshies 32oz Bloody Mary
  • (1)Fever tree Ginger Beer 4pack
  • (1)Fever tree Tonic Water 4pack
  • (1)Strongwater Herbal Bitters 5-piece Kit
  • (1) Real Dill Pickle Brine
  • (2) Copper Mugs
  • (1) 18oz Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker
  • (1) Stainless Steel Cocktail Stirrer
  • (1) Stainless Steel Cocktail Double Jigger
 Craft Bar Starter Kit Retail Value: $245
How to enter the Craft Bar Starter Kit Giveaway:
1.) Like the Instagram post on @bestboozedenver’s page
2.) Follow @mollysspirits, @bestboozedenver, @bloodymarytour on Instagram
3.) Tag a friend who you would make some cocktails with!
4.) Sign up for Molly’s newsletter (form below). Click the link in our bio and follow signup instructions.
5.) Must be 21+ and live in the greater Denver area

Giveaway ended 09/15/2017 and winner will be announced on this post and both Instagram accounts! Good luck!

Our winner: @all_denver_all_the_time


Craft Bar Starter Kit Giveaway Entry Form

  • Example: @MollysSpirits
    Contest applicant must be 21+ to enter. Contest applicant must reside in Denver or a surrounding Colorado location.
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Labor Day Beers

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.


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


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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5 picks for national rum day

Let’s Get Ready To Rum-ble!

In preparation for National Rum Day (August 16th), we asked our Spirits Team to narrow down our rum section to their top 5 picks. While these varieties of rum can be enjoyed neat, we’ve also included a few rum cocktail recipes for those wanting to try something new this holiday. Check out our guide to rum below!

5 picks for national rum day


1) Plantation O.F.T.D. (Old Fashioned Traditional Dark) Overproof Rum
$29.99 1 Liter
Master distiller Alexandre Gabriel joined forces with some of the world’s foremost rum experts and historians to create Plantation O.F.T.D. Overproof Rum. A blend of rums from Guyana, Jamaica and Barbado and clocking in at 69% ABV/138 proof, Plantation O.F.T.D. Overproof is the group’s way of throwing it back to the Age of Sail when rum was rich, flavorful and strong.
How to enjoy…
With a flavor profile that includes notes of caramel, chocolate, and vanilla, we’re adding Plantation O.F.T.D. to our coffee! Proceed with caution – this is quite a boozy rum, so you’ll find a little bit goes a long way! Simply fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add 1 ounce of Plantation O.F.T.D. Overproof Rum, 2 ounces of cold brew coffee, and 1/2 an ounce of simple syrup. Shake until well-chilled and the drink gets a bit frothy. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a few drops of Angostura bitters.

2) Parce Rum 12-Year Aged
$68.99 750ml
This award winning rum produced and bottled in Colombia has flavors of crème brûlée, toffee, dried tropical fruits, and pipe tobacco. It has been considered to be a great rum to transition the whiskey lover to the category/brand. Also, with each bottle purchased, Parce plants a native species tree in Colombia to protect biodiversity and prevent deforestation.
How to enjoy…
We plan to sip this one neat or on the rocks with a lime if we feel like getting a little crazy. In Colombia, Parce (pronounced PAR-say) is casual for “good friend” so enjoy with a friend!

3) Plantation 3 Stars Rum
$16.99 750ml
Three different rums from three iconic rum-producing Caribbean islands (Trinidad, Barbados, and Jamaica) are blended into this one rum. Expect subtle notes of brown sugar, coffee, and vanilla. The creamy nature of the rum makes it a perfect fit for a Daiquiri.
How to enjoy…
Try this classic Daiquiri recipe! Combine 2 oz Plantation 3 Stars Rum, 1 oz fresh lime juice, and ½ oz simple syrup in a shaker with ice. Shake then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

4) Plantation Pineapple Rum Stiggins’ Fancy
$32.99 750ml
This rum was created as a tribute to Reverend Stiggins, a character created by Charles Dickens in the Pickwick Papers, whose favorite drink was “pineapple rum.” Want to know how it’s made? Pineapples are peeled and the rinds are infused with Plantation 3 Stars and then distilled. Separately, the pineapple fruit is infused in Plantation Original Dark. Both distillate and fruit infusion are finally blended together and put into casks for three months. This creates a rum with a rich and delicious pineapple bouquet, accented by smoky and clove notes. The palate opens with a structured, pleasant sensation of ripe banana, pineapple, and spices layered in a smoky finish.
How to enjoy…

This is a great sipping rum!

5) Cruzan Black Strap Rum
$18.99 750ml
Cruzan Black Strap Rum features robust licorice and molasses flavors that add an exotic element to your tropical favorites. Its most popular pairings include flavors such as lemon, lime, ginger and pineapple. Best enjoyed as a finishing element, or floated on tropical Tiki cocktails. It’s also great for adding color to drinks with its deep black hue.
How to enjoy…
Make this spin on the Dark ‘n’ Stormy by the Editors of PUNCH! You’ll need 3/4 oz Cruzan Black Strap Rum, 1 oz Amaro Montenegro, 1 oz lime juice, and 4 oz ginger beer. Pour the rum, amaro and lime juice into a Collins glass filled with ice, then top with ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wedge.

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

If you’re a spirits enthusiast, be sure to check out our Spirits Club to get exclusive discounts on rare and local liquor.

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classic margarita recipe

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.

classic margarita

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
Optional: a wedge of lime for garnish and salt for the rim

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.

coconut margarita

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
Optional: a wedge of lime for garnish

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.

watermelon basil margarita

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.*
Optional: a sprig of basil for garnish and salt for the rim

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.

cucumber mezcal margaritas

Cucumber Mezcal Margarita

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

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.

raspberry lemonade champagne margarita blog

Raspberry Lemonade Champagne Margarita

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

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).

grapefruit mezcal-rita

Grapefruit Mezcal-rita

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

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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The big eat 2017

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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