ESSENTIAL COCKTAILS IN DENVER

  1. Coloradier at Cooper Lounge
    Gorgeous seating inside the renovated Union Station, and this elegant take on the boulevardier lets you know you're someplace special. The little dish o' nuts is a bonus.
  2. Negroni at Sarto's
    My favorite summer cocktail is done perfectly here.
  3. Manhattan at Old Major
    All the bourbon + a big rock. And $5 during happy hour.
  4. Across the Atlantic at Acorn
    Rye, Benedictine, Lillet Rouge, and more.
  5. Smoking in the Boys Room at Central Bistro
    A yummy fizz with a smoky Laphroaig.
  6. Vieux Carré at Williams & Graham
    One of a massive array of killer cocktails at one of the top rated bars in the US.
  7. Black Walnut Old Fashioned at Fuel
    A little nutty, a lot tasty.
  8. Don Draper at Root Down
    Old Fashioned variation with citrus-infused bourbon.
  9. Smokey & The European at Session Kitchen
    Bourbon, amaro, and chartreuse are shaken in a mesquite-smoke-filled mason jar before serving.
  10. French Quarter at Linger
    Their take on a vieux carré.
  11. SazerEric from Z Cuisine A Côté
    #humblebrag It's an honor to have such a perfect cocktail named after me! Half-cognac, half-rye, all goodness. Order this by name at a few bars in Denver.
  12. You'll Shoot Your Rye Out at RiNo Yacht Club
    Oh, those Sriracha bitters.
  13. Barrel-aged Sazerac from The Nickel
    So pretty. So smooth.
  14. Golden Spike at Lower48
    Bourbon and amaro and yum.