Denver Drink Recipes
If the iconic Aperol Spritz and the spirit of Patagonia had a Colorado love child you would get this cocktail – or what we’ve dubbed at Molly’s as, “The Spritz of Summer.” Find all ingredients for the summer sipper at Molly’s.
Ah…sweet, sweeeeet summertime. It’s hard to argue that sangria is one of the classics. Sure it’s great in the winter too, heated up with a few spices, cinnamon stick in the glass and all that jazz, but give us some summer citrus fruit and a patio and you have yourself a party.
This cocktail was crafted by Molly’s for you to sip on all summer long! Floral and herb-inspired, Molly’s Laven-berry Prosecco Smash features locally distilled Lee’s Spirits Lavender Gin and Leopold Bros Blackberry Liqueur. Topped with Prosecco, this cocktail is guaranteed to calm you down and not just because of the lavender, but because it’s all booze! You can find it featured in 5280 Magazine’s Summer Sips in the June 2017 edition out on stands now!
Bartenders are taught to make this cocktail with one simple rule – mix equal parts of all the white liquors in their well. This trick helps them when the bar is jumping and it is a good tip for you because the recipe calls to use all the basic liquors in your bar. While you end up mixing several ingredients it’s really a simple to make and always enjoyable. Just be careful to not over-pour the liquor, the recipe calls for quite a bit and this drink can pack a punch.
This is an easy drink to make and many home bars will have these ingredients on hand. If your home bar doesn’t have all of these ingredients, and it should, making a Rum Punch solves two things for you: 1) It helps stock your bar with necessary ingredients; and 2) It is a delicious drink to make and enjoy!
This drink is a classic and one that is often made incorrectly. It calls for a unique ingredient –Orgeat, an almond syrup, something many bars, restaurant bars and home bars do not carry. So they improvise or worse, they mix a lot of rum and juice together and call it a Mai Tai. Don’t be fooled and don’t fool your guests. Take the time to get this drink right, it is a delicious nod to Tiki culture.
A bloody Mary made with whiskey – what?? Oh, but this is delicious, especially when made with Denver’s own handcrafted Blank & Booth Hot Mess, a Hatch Green Chili infused whiskey. This recipe starts out by bringing some pepper spice and heat, two of the essential Bloody Mary components and pairs well with Salty Iguana’s Green Bloody Mary Mix.
A delicious and refreshing summertime cocktail can be made entirely with seasonal fresh fruit and your favorite vodka or gin. This recipe calls for using Hendricks gin because it is distilled with cucumber – as well as rose – so the fruits in the recipe pair very well with the gin.
Sweet Tea is a great summer drink in the afternoon – think of sitting on your porch, glass in one hand, a fan in the other, sipping and fanning to keep yourself cool. Now think of chillin on the porch, in the backyard, in the park enjoying a Sweet Tea Boozicle, with a peach twist. Now that’s summer living!
There is nothing better than a chilled martini on a hot summer day, except maybe a martini that is a popsicle. This recipe takes a spin on a classic martini and then puts Molly’s Spirits unique spin on that. The result is a refreshing Boozicle that is sweet, cold and delicious.
Once a drink craze of the 1950s, The Vodka Mule has reemerged among America’s drinking class a couple years ago and is again one hot cocktail. Or, is it the hot, cold cocktail – temperature is one reason it is served in a copper mug. Using ginger liqueur and soda water rather than the traditional ginger beer, Molly’s Spirits Vodka Mule recipe is a delicious twist on the original and is a perfect summertime cocktail.
Like the Manhattan and Martini, the Old Fashioned is a classic cocktail – one that takes just a little more work to make but that’s half the fun of this cocktail. There are several variations of the Old Fashioned recipe and while Molly’s Spirits Old Fashioned keeps more to the classic recipe it does offer a couple of fun twists to enhance the drink’s overall flavor.
Mezcal is the smoky cousin of tequila and whether it is the main ingredient or complimentary it is a really fun spirit to use in a cocktail. Molly’s Spirits Tobacco Road recipe combines spirits and liqueurs to create a zesty, smoky, sweet and sour libation that is as fun to make as it is to drink. And bonus, each of these spirits are equally delicious on their own, depending on your taste.
The Manhattan is one of the most classic cocktail drinks around. With a whiskey spirit as its base (rye whiskey is the tradition), the Manhattan is served up or on the rocks. Molly’s Spirits Manhattan recipe is a simple yet elegant recipe that is easy to make and will satisfy nearly everyone’s taste.
The Official Cocktail of New Orleans, the Sazerac was created in New Orleans in the mid-1800s and its legend and history are as varied as the Crescent City. Whether it was created in a New Orleans coffeehouse and bar or in a local apothecary, the name comes from the brand of cognac – Sazerac-de-Forge et Fils – the main spirit used in the original recipe. Early recipes called for either cognac or brandy as well as absinthe, that is until absinthe was banned in America in 1912; it was substituted for with anise flavored liqueur until 2007 when it was again legal to serve in the U.S. Various twists on the original recipe usually involve the main spirit, where cognac is substituted for by whiskey, particularly rye whiskey.
This is a class, pre-prohibition favorite cocktail, so you know it’s easily one of Molly’s Spirits favorite gin drinks. This is a delicious and smooth gin cocktail that gets its name from iits sky blue color, making it ideal to serve up in a martini or classic cocktail glass – just be sure the glass is chilled before pouring in the libation.