Orange Crush Brewmosa

The city is awash in orange and abuzz with excitement for Sunday’s big game. Our Denver Broncos, under the experienced leadership of Mr. Manning, are ready to buck the Panthers. I’m admittedly not a huge football fan in general, but the excitement (for many reasons) of Super Bowl 50 doesn’t escape me. It is, truly, […]

Peach Tea Hailstorm

Western folklore describes the Hailstorm as “the earliest known mixed drink in Colorado.” Likely dating to the 1830s when trappers rendezvoused at Bent’s Fort, this refreshing iced drink was the western version of the mint julep but used whiskey instead of brandy or bourbon. We have been enjoying unseasonably cool weather and what might be […]

Boozy Badam Steamer

Boozy Badam Steamer

Sometimes, the best things are the result of unexpected circumstance. This is one of those delightful accidents. I’d purchased unsweetened almond milk for a recipe and found myself with about a half bottle that needed to be used up. I started thinking of ways to use it up but kept coming back to one fact: […]

New Old Fashioned

I’ll never forget the first time I had an Old Fashioned. I was in Prague visiting one of my oldest friends and we stumbled upon a very charming cosmopolitan cocktail bar, Hemingway Bar. I knew immediately that this was my kind of place. The sleek, dark wood bar was accented by perfectly straight rows of […]

It’s a…

Cookbook! In February, this really incredible thing happened. I was asked to help write a cookbook. Mind you, I’m merely a small piece of a big project; it took a talented team to pull off this feat. Yet, here we are. It feels like a dream to see my name listed on the title page […]

A Dandy Shandygaff

Beer cocktails. No other words spark controversy in the world of craft brew aficionados quite like these do. Beer cocktails have gained traction in the United States in recent years, thanks to creative and skillful bartenders. Still, detractors argue, “Why would you want to ruin a perfectly good craft beer?” I used to be one […]