INGREDIENTS
— 2 cups Breckenridge Gin
— 1/2 cup Dolin Blanc Vermouth (do not substitute another dry vermouth, but if necessary use Lillet Blanc)
— 2 cups Teakoe’s Kodiak Mountain Mint Tea (prepared from tea bags)
— 1 cup lavender syrup*
— 1 cup fresh lemon juice (fresh squeezed the day punch is made)

DIRECTIONS
Combine, stir and serve chilled over ice with a lemon slice and thyme sprig. Serves eight people with two full servings each

*For the lavender syrup, boil the desired amount of water, add 1 cup dried lavender flowers to every liter of boiled water, and let steep for 1 hour. Strain flowers from water. For every cup of lavender water, stir in 1 cup sugar until it is dissolved.

Courtesy of Patrick Williams, Beverage Director, Punch Bowl Social

Recent Denver events caught our attention as they provide fun and tasty ways to bring local experiences to group gatherings, offering alternatives to popular wine, beer and spirit tastings.

Grand Coffee Bazaar
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The land that originally held a Colorado Springs dairy farm and gambling casino in the late 1800s was transformed into The Broadmoor, one of Colorado’s most iconic luxury resorts, with the vision and guidance of founder Spencer Penrose. The resort’s doors opened to the world on June 29, 1918, and the rest is history. 

 

One of the best and simplest ways to get a real taste of local without going to a bunch of work and expense is scheduling a meeting in tandem with a destination’s event calendar.