Try some of Denver's best spirits at some of the city's top restaurants and lounges, in cocktails created by expert mixologists.
Jalisco Sour Downtown Denver's new (but old school), speakeasy-style watering hole, Green Russell (1422 Larimer St.), offers the Jalisco Sour: blanco tequila, mescal, Leopold Bros. peach whiskey, fresh grapefruit and lime juices, and black-pepper syrup. Cowboy Coffee The Squeaky Bean's (3301 Tejon St.) bracing Cowboy Coffee cocktail consists of Stranahan's whiskey, Angostura bitters, coffee beans, Demerara simple and lemon peel. Colorado Sidecar Head to the Ship Tavern in the historic Brown Palace Hotel (321 17th St.) for a Colorado Sidecar, made with Stranahan's Whiskey, Grand Marnier, simple syrup and lime juice. Corpse Reviver The curiously-named-but-delicious Corpse Reviver at Jax Fish House (1539 17th St.) is a mix of Leopold Bros. American small batch gin, cointreau, cocchi Americano, fresh lemon juice with a rinse of absinthe. Old Saigon Get adventurous at ChoLon Bistro (1555 Blake St.) and order the Old Saigon, with Stranahan's Whiskey, muddled Thai basil, Luxardo Cherries and house-made bitters. Blackberry Sage Manhattan Duo Restaurant (2413 W. 32nd. Ave.) offers the enticing Blackberry Sage Manhattan, with Leopold Bros. blackberry whiskey spiked with sage and lemon. image credit and info from our friends at denver.org