The Pekoe Smash

Mixologist James Lee offers up this tasty tea-based cocktail, inspired by Pekoe Sip House in Boulder. Begin with a sprig of mint and a fresh strawberry in a mixer. Muddle. Add 2 ounces of Vodka 14, 0.75 ounces of lemon juice, 0.75 ounces of agave water (a 1:1 mix of agave nectar and water), 3…

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The Colorado Herbalist

This fresh, delicately-flavored cocktail comes to us from mixologist James Lee. Begin with a slice of fresh ginger root in a mixer. Muddle. Next, add 2 ounces of Juniper Green Gin, 0.5 ounces Three Pins Alpine Liqueur. 0.75 ounces of lemon juice, 0.75 ounces of agave water (1:1 mix of agave nectar and water, simple…

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The Ginger Sparkler

Dice a three-inch piece of fresh ginger and infuse it in 500mL of Vodka 14 by placing the ginger directly in the bottle, or in another sealed glass container, and allowing it to steep at room temperature for 48 hours. To mix the cocktail, pour three ounces of the infused Vodka 14 and half an…

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The Chocolate Lovers Delight

This unique cocktail takes chocolate stout, a delicious brew to begin with, to new heights. Begin with 1.5 ounces of Papagayo Platinum Rum and 4 ounces of chocolate stout, such as Bison Organic Chocolate Stout, in a mixer. Add 1 ounce of organic agave nectar or simple syrup. Stir and pour into a glass. Garnish…

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The Pepper Blossom Martini

The Pepper Blossom shares the spotlight with quite a number of exemplary cocktails that Denver mixologist Anika Zappe has crafted, but don’t overlook this true standout:  Start with 1 ounce of Vodka 14. Add 1 ounce St. Germain elderflower liqueur. Next muddle a leaf of fresh basil, half a lemon, and a slice of fresh…

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