INGREDIENTS:
— 1.5 oz. Absolut Elyx Vodka
— 0.5 oz. St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
— 1 oz. fresh grenadine
— 0.75 oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice
— 5 drops Peychaud’s Bitters
— 2.5 oz. Domaine Chandon sparkling wine (in carafe)

DIRECTIONS:
Combine first five ingredients in mixing tin with ice and shake vigorously. Strain cocktail into chilled coupe glass. Pour the sparkling wine into a small carafe and chill on ice in a copper sidecar. The chilled sparkling wine can be used to top off the cocktail as needed. 

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With meetings returning to normal as the COVID-19 pandemic levels out, outdoor mountain pursuits are finding more time on meeting agendas. Taking events outdoors not only boosts attendees’ comfort level as they ease back into in-person meetings, time spent in nature is proven to improve brain health and stimulate creative thinking as well.

We’ll be looking at this topic in-depth in the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of Mountain Meetings. Consider this as an introduction to some of the possibilities.  

 

Stepping outside of meeting rooms and experiencing a destination is often the difference between a successful gathering and one that is less than memorable. A smart way to accomplish this is scheduling time to check out local breweries, wineries and food halls, where there tends to be many choices to accommodate various tastes and a range of price points. Here is the latest food and beverage news of interest to groups from around Colorado.

 

Recipient of the World’s Leading Luxury Train title from the 2020 World Travel Awards, Rocky Mountaineer launched its first-ever excursion in America’s Southwest on Aug.