Aspen's Four Favorite Cocktails

Aspen's restaurant and bar scene takes the town to new heights with enough options to please any palate. The local cocktails are no exception as bartenders and mixologists around town are known to carefully and passionately craft their drinks to perfection.

With the beautiful weather forecast and the long weekend ahead, what better way to celebrate Labor Day Weekend, aka the last shebang of the summer, with some Aspen cocktails? Below is a list of our top for picks for the weekend:

Photo courtesy of Hotel Jerome 

1. Aspen Crud - The Hotel Jerome's infamous J-Bar cocktail is a spiked milkshake of sorts that was created during the time of prohibition. With freshly churned French Vanilla ice cream and Bourbon, this drink is both a sweet treat and a party starter

2. Puerto De Aspen - Jimmy's Bodega opened this summer with a refreshing cocktail menu and extensive Mezcal and tequila list. One of our favorites, the Puerto De Aspen, features Suerte Blanco tequila, watermelon, and lime, perfect for an al fresco afternoon in Aspen!

3. Creekside Fizz - Justice Snow's boasts the largest cocktail menu west of the Mississippi, but the Creekside Fizz is one-of-a-kind. Local Woody Creek Colorado Potato Vodka, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, fresh lemon juice, an egg white, mint and charged water make up this crisp cocktail.

4. Corpse Reviver 39 - Locals know that après isn't just for winter! Sky Hotel's 39 degrees bar is the hot spot for après ski and après adventure in the summer. After a long day of hiking or biking, the Corpse Reviver 39 will get you ready for an evening out with Hendrick's Gin, St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Grand Marnier, Lillet, raspberries, lemon, and mint.

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