Cheers to ski season with Telluride Distilling Company's new spirit, the Chairlift Warmer. Courtesy of Melissa Plantz.
Coloradans know better than anyone that nothing tastes better than a quaff of something boozy after a day on the hill. Abbott Smith, master distiller for Telluride Distilling Company, had this in mind when he created the aptly named Chairlift Warmer. This super-smooth peppermint schnapps relies on...
Keep the romance alive and burning at Retrograde, a new speakeasy. Photograph by Paul Miller
Denver’s growing population is a thirsty one: In the past two years, the Mile High City has gained a slew of new watering holes. We surveyed the additions to come up with the best spot for every type of only-in-Denver situation.
Places That Combine Culture With Cocktails
When you crave Five...
Satisfying sips and a unique setting await you at Pon Pon Bar. —Photo by Amy Thomson
When Eric Corrigan and Paul Garcia opened Pon Pon Bar in RiNo a year ago, they drew on a range of inspirations—plus their own talents—for the art gallery-meets-watering hole. “We riffed off of bars we’d been to all over the world,” Corrigan says. "The whole idea hatched around making something...
December 15 2016, 3:42 PM
Acorn's Pôr do Sol cocktail. —Photo by Sarah Boyum
When the weather outside turns frightful, cozying up to a well-made cocktail is all the more delightful. With snow in the forecast and holiday stresses upon us (not to mention Repeal Day!), there's no better time to check out Denver's red-hot cocktail scene. Here are our picks for the best local...
December 5 2016, 10:34 AM
Co-owner Davy Price behind the counter at DeBeque Canyon Winery in Palisade. Photo by Terri Cook
The Winery: DeBeque Canyon Winery
The People: This Palisade winery is owned and operated by the husband-and-wife team of Bennett and Davy Price, both of whom grew up in Texas. Although Bennett was raised on a farm, he worked for years as a geologist in the oil and gas industry...
October 27 2016, 1:58 PM
—Photo by Lauren DeFilippo
“Waste not, want not” is a proverb that has proven to be true for the founders of the Real Dill. For every batch of pickles they make, owners Tyler DuBois and Justin Park brine cucumber spears (between 2,000 and 2,500 pounds a week) overnight in lightly salted water. The long soak crisps the...
Photo by Thomas Picauly / Unsplash
Alcohol delivery service Drizly launched in Denver in 2014, and since then it’s been gathering some fascinating data on our residents’ unique tastes in booze. It should come as no surprise that the 80202 zip code—which includes the central business district, LoDo, and Riverfront Park—is...
September 14 2016, 12:45 PM
Fire at the Art Hotel's Capitol love cocktail
—Photo courtesy of Fire
Whether you’re partial to gingery Moscow mules or tangy margaritas, there’s no question that an icy cold cocktail hits the spot on these sunny summer days. We drank our way around the city’s best watering holes to find the most refreshing summer concoctions.
Fire at the Art Hotel offers a...
July 27 2016, 9:52 AM