Purchase slab bacon from Nueske’s (nueskes.com) or from your local butcher. Slice into 1-inch-thick segments.
Make chile rub: one part red chile flakes, four parts brown sugar, and a sprinkle of ground black pepper. Coat the slices of bacon in the mixture. Place on a baking sheet...
Spring44—named after the fresh mountain spring at 9,044 feet that co-founder Jeff Lindauer had visited since childhood—makes vodkas, gins, and whiskeys with the same pure, Coloradan water. Look forward to springtime weather with this sweet, bourbon-based recipe from the distillers.
February 19 2014, 9:30 AM
Founded in Silverton, but now located in downtown Crested Butte, Montanya Distillers has been brewing their award-winning Oro and Platino Rums since 2008 with Hawaiian sugar cane and pure mountain water. Try the Montanya Sidecar, made with the darker of their rums.
February 18 2014, 9:30 AM
Golden-based State 38 Distilling makes small-batch tequila, vodka, and gin, all with 100 percent organic blue agave. Get your hands on the stuff by visiting the tasting room or ordering online, and test out this Valentine's Day-appropriate martini.
February 14 2014, 1:00 PM
Loveland-based Overland Distillery combines historical formulas with modern and sustainable techniques to create its smooth but potent absinthe. Find the stuff throughout Colorado—and in four other states—to make this powerful drink.
2 ounces Trinity Absinthe
8-10 fresh mint...
February 11 2014, 9:30 AM
Boulder's Roundhouse Spirits says a little piece of Arapahoe Glacier ends up in every one of their bottles of small-batch gin, coffee liqueur, and pumpkin cordial. See if you can taste the difference in this martini made with their Imperial Barrel Aged Gin, sometimes called "ginsky" for...
February 10 2014, 9:30 AM
Known for its carefully concocted potato vodka, Basalt's Woody Creek Distillers grows its own potatoes in Woody Creek and sources local fruit, grain, and water. Don't forget, though, that the company offers whiskeys too, and this smoky drink is a perfect way to test one out.
February 6 2014, 1:38 PM
The father-son team behind Boulder-based Altitude Spirits has produced its popular Vodka 14—totally organic and sustainable, right down to its recyclable packaging—since 2005. Though they've now expanded their portfolio to include gin, rum, and scotch, all of which are also 100-percent organic, the...
February 4 2014, 11:30 AM