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Behind the Bar with Alexander Fulle of Prohibition

Denver's hottest bartenders deliver the season's most seductive sips

In a sea of questionable spots and situations on Colfax, Prohibition {504 East Colfax Avenue, Denver; 303.832.4840} is truly a refuge. Decorated with Prohibition-era accents—including framed newspaper pages and authentic whiskey prescriptions hanging on the walls—this upscale watering hole goes beyond typical bar offerings, serving a selection of gastro-tavern fare paired with classic and seasonal libations to whet your whistle. With abundant history surrounding us, we bellied up to the mahogany bar to learn the art behind the classics with bartender Alexander Fulle.

What drew you to bartending as a career?

A combination of enjoying the creativity that it entails as well as the rich history of the art of the cocktail. So many great classic cocktails have such a cool story on how they were created or what their namesake entails. This interesting history is what initially brought me to want to bartend. Now, I continue to try to learn and develop my skills in order to keep a fresh mind and be creative. The most fun for me is when someone can’t make up their mind and I ask “sweet or savory” then ask for a base liquor, and go from there. Making something unique for any given person is incredibly rewarding.

Alexander Fulle Prohibition

Photo by Brent Andeck Photography

Cocktail Creation:

Strawberry Fields

Inspiration behind the cocktail:

This drink is created around fresh ingredients and something that tastes light and refreshing. It tastes pretty much like fresh strawberries, but this cocktail can be a bit dangerous as well as delicious.

Alexander Fulle Prohibition

Photo by Brent Andeck Photography

Recipe for Strawberry Fields

In a Mason jar, muddle 2-3 fresh strawberries. Add 1-1/2 ounces of Tito’s vodka, 3/4 ounce lime juice, and 1/2 ounce simple syrup. Top off with ice and soda water.

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All photography by Andeck Photo