Sips: Cocktails in the Mountains

February 27 2014, 9:30 AM

Whether you’re fresh off the slopes and looking for the perfect après watering hole or relaxing in the mountains, here are some high-altitude bars to check out. 

JUSTICE SNOW’S | ASPEN

Their leather-bound bar menu won't disappoint. Order The Bamboo, made with Lustau cam sherry, dry vermouth, orange liqueur, and orange bitters. 328 E Hyman Ave., 970-429-8192, justicesnows.com

SECRET STASH | CRESTED BUTTE

This Crested Butte staple goes beyond serving delicious pizzas. Order the Vegas Brainstorm, a new take on the classic gin and tonic with fresh juniper berries. 303 Elk Ave., 970-349-0480, stashpizza.com Insider tip: The secret’s out that the Stash will be coming to LoHi in the summer of 2014.

LAST DOLLAR SALOON | TELLURIDE

Also known as “The Buck,” this saloon has been a staple of the downtown Telluride drinking scene for more than 30 years. Order the house-made margarita. 100 E Colorado Ave., 970-728-4800, lastdollarsaloon.com

BLUE RIVER BISTRO | BRECKENRIDGE

If you're a martini fan, this is your spot. Go for the Dirty Jalapeño, a delicious martini with just two ingredients—Russian standard vodka and jalapeno olive brine. 305 N Main St., 970-453-6974, blueriverbistro.com

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