Courtesy of Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, Various Locations, Colorado

INGREDIENTS

—2 oz. Jose Cuervo Traditional Silver or another silver tequila 

—.5 oz. Aperol

—1 oz. simple syrup 

—1 oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice

—1 oz. fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice (Ruby Reds from Texas are best, tastiest from November through April)

—1 oz. soda water (a favorite is Topo Chico)

—5 oz. ice

—Dehydrated grapefruit wheel for garnish, optional

DIRECTIONS

Shake all ingredients, except for the soda. Pour into a Collins glass over ice, top with soda water and stir. Garnish with a dehydrated grapefruit wheel if desired.

Congratulations to C Lazy U for wrapping up its centennial celebration in 2019. Here’s a toast to another 100 years.

Ingredients:

—2 oz. Golden Moon Apple Jack

—.75 oz. lime juice

—1 oz. grenadine

—2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin with ice. Shake and strain into a martini or coupe glass. Garnish with homemade Applejack fruit roll-ups.

 

INGREDIENTS
—.5 oz. St-Germain
—.5 oz. fresh lemon juice
—1 strawberry
—1.5 oz. Aviation Gin
—Fever Tree Elderflower Tonic
—fresh mint

DIRECTIONS
Add strawberry to St-Germain and lemon juice; muddle ingredients. Transfer mixture to a shaker tin filled with ice along with gin. Shake and double strain into a martini coupe. Top up with Fever Tree Elderflower Tonic and garnish with a sprig of mint.

 

A cocktail in honor of the hotel’s rooftop opening for its first season. Cheers!

INGREDIENTS:
—2 oz. Plantation 3 Stars Rum
—.5 oz. Lifesaver syrup*
—.75 oz. lime juice
—2 oz. club soda

DIRECTIONS:
Combine all ingredients, except soda, in a small shaker tin and add ice. Shake 20 times. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice, top with soda and garnish with a lime wheel.

*Lifesaver syrup:
INGREDIENTS:
—2 cups water
—36 peppermint Lifesavers