Aspen Times Weekly Libation: Celtic Flip
Make It: Created with Tullamore Dew, yellow chartreuse, punt e mes, antica carpano, spiced honey, meyer lemon, egg, blood orange ash rim & peel.
For lovers of libations — which those of us who scribe Gunner’s Libations each week obviously are — this weekend is the granddaddy of ’em all: the Great Après-Ski Pub Crawl (which serves as the crowning event of the weekend-long Après-Ski Cocktail Classic). A flashback to our youth, this upscale version of the traditional pub crawl brings participants to seven bars as they compete for bragging rights for this year’s “Best Après-Ski Cocktail.” The list of venues includes Jimmy’s Restaurant, Justice Snow’s, J Bar, Chefs Club, Chair 9 @ The Little Nell, and 39 Degrees; this year’s brands include Aviation Gin, Tullamore Dew, Averna Amero, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Trumer Pils, Stolichnaya, and Blue Nectar Tequila. And while we’ve seen all the drinks on the competition menu, we’re offering just one sneak peek here: the Celtic Flip, crafted by Clara Klein at Chair 9 @ The Little Nell. I have no idea what it tastes like, but as a girl of Irish descent and someone who’s not afraid to try things she’s never heard of (punt e mes? antica carpano?), I say “Sláinte.”
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