Behind the Bar with Michael Kelly of Angelo’s Taverna

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

Angelo's Taverna

When life gives you lemons, make limoncello. Part liqueur, part digestivi, this fluorescent liqueur produced in the southern region of Italy is a refreshing way to end a meal. In Denver, we have our own taste of Italy, thanks to Angelo’s Taverna {620 East 6th Avenue, Denver, 303.744.3366}. Rooted in tradition and hospitality, this old-school Italian joint has been a neighborhood ... Read More »

DIY: Holiday Cocktails at The Palm

Keep the holiday spirit alive with festive sips

Old Fashioned

The Palm {The Westin Denver Downtown, 1672 Lawrence Street, Denver; 303.825.7256} is keeping the holidays alive. With chilly nights ahead, the Holiday Bourbon Old Fashioned at The Palm is sure to warm your soul. A perfect drink over dinner or right in front of the fireplace, mix up this little number and add a little warmth to your night. Holiday Bourbon Old Fashioned ... Read More »

6 Hot Toddies to Cozy Up to on National Hot Toddy Day

Plus 3 recipes to make these boozy beverages at home

chai toddy

Ahhh … the feel of a warm mug filled with a Hot Toddy nestled between your palms, the scent of citrus and bourbon steaming upward, and that first sip that fills you with liquid warmth. You really don’t need an excuse to drink a Hot Toddy this winter, but there’s all the more reason to sip one on Monday—January 11 ... Read More »

Recreate Classic Cocktails with Randolph’s

Mix your own holiday cocktails with bartender James Black

Snowy days, chilly nights, and holiday music on repeat? Yes Denver, winter has arrived. Instead of bundling up and waiting for the cold to pass, venture out into the season—cocktail in hand—at The Hotel Bar at Randolph’s. Located inside the Warwick Denver Hotel, Randolph’s Gastro Restaurant and Bar {1776 Grant Street, Denver; 303.318.7272} recently launched its new winter cocktail menu, ... Read More »

Lillet Vive Cocktail Recipe

A light and gorgeous Labor Day refresher

Lillet Vive

This red, white, blue, and green Lillet Vive cocktail from Senior Editor Monica Parpal Stockbridge makes an elegant and refreshing drink for a Labor Day cookout, brunch party, or mid-afternoon libation. Lillet Vive (adapted from Lillet Blanc’s recipe) In a wine glass, pour 1 part Lillet Blanc and 2 parts tonic water over ice cubes and stir with a cocktail spoon. ... Read More »

12 Refreshing Summer Cocktails

It’s time to cool off and chill out

With the heat of summer lasting well into August this year, we’re still craving something cold, refreshing, and boozy. It’s been hard work, but we have scoured the city’s bars and restaurants to find 12 great summertime sippers. There’s something here to please every palate—fruity, fizzy, sweet, sour, shaken, stirred, up, and on the rocks. So chill out and beat the ... Read More »

The Best Boozy Milkshakes in Denver

Plus recipes to shake 'em up at home!

Fat Elvis Shake

In our opinion, booze is almost always welcome in desserts. A splash of porter in your banana bread. A swig of red wine in your chocolate cake. Bourbon-soaked peaches filling your pie. And–why not?–a shot of the good stuff in your milkshake. Without a doubt, a boozy milkshake is what brings all boys and girls to the yard. A sweet ... Read More »

Tamayo’s Margarita Recipe

From our collection of margarita recipes

La Bib

Here’s a Pepino margarita recipe from Tamayo: In a shaker, combine 1-1/2 ounces jalapeño-infused tequila blanco, 1-1/2 ounces cucumber purée, 1/2 ounce agave nectar, and 1/2 ounce lime juice. Fill with ice, shake, and strain into a chilled glass over ice. Garnish with a cucumber slice. This is just one margarita recipe featured in our collection of 50 recipes in the summer/fall issue ... Read More »

Comida Cantina’s Margarita Recipe

From our collection of margarita recipes

Comida Cantina Margarita

Here’s The Cabana margarita recipe from Comida Cantina: In a shaker with ice, combine 1-1/2 ounces Suerte Blanco tequila and 4 ounces Cubana Mix*. Shake well and strain into a margarita glass. *For the Cubana Mix: Combine 1 quart guava nectar, 1 quart tomatillo purée, 5 quarts lemon juice, 5 quarts lime juice, and 5 quarts agave. Mix and chill. ... Read More »

Que Bueno’s Old Mayan Margarita Recipe

From our collection of margarita recipes

Que Bueno Margarita

Here’s the Old Mayan margarita recipe from Que Bueno Mexican Grille: In a shaker, muddle 4 large cilantro leaves with 2 ounces Grand Mayan Blanco tequila. Add 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice, 3/4 ounce cilantro-infused simple syrup, and 3 dashes lemon bitters. Fill with ice, shake, and strain into a margarita glass over ice. Garnish with a lemon twist. This ... Read More »