The Ichi-Go Straights

Denver-based mixologist Alyssa Manny offers up this unusual gem, straying from the beaten path of cocktail ingredients for a one-of-a-kind flavor: Place two fresh, organic strawberries and half an ounce of aged balsamic vinegar in a martini shaker. Muddle, top with ice, add five ounces of Vodka 14 and shake vigorously. Strain into chilled martini…

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The Fragole e Basil Martini

Created by sommelier and mixologist Santiago Wilkinson at Boulder’s famed Mediterranean Restaurant, this cocktail uses fresh garden herbs to take the classic strawberry and bubbly combination to a new level. To create this cocktail for yourself, start by plucking a generous handful of fresh basil leaves and slicing a half dozen organic strawberries. Place these…

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