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.

INGREDIENTS:
—7-10 blueberries
—3-4 basil leaves
—2.5 oz. blanco tequila (Casamigos)
—1 oz. agave nectar
—1.5 oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice
—splash of soda
—lime wheel for garnish
—sugar or salt

 

Continuing my tour of new Denver hotels, I had the good fortune of visiting Cherry Creek North’s Halycon, which opened in August 2016 and was the first new lodging property in this hip, high-end district to open in a decade, with more coming online in the near future.

 

Colorado is known as a state that stays in motion, not only in health and fitness but also for the meetings and events industry. After 12 years as editor, of Colorado Meetings + Events, I am no longer surprised at the state’s ingenuity but the amount of new venues, restaurants and hotels launching in the Denver metro area now and in the future has definitely caught my attention. Here are just a few highlights, and watch our Spring 2017 issue and website for more!