Aspen Times Weekly Libation: Fireside Apple Cider Margarita
Espolon Anejo Tequila
I’m generally a purist when it comes to cocktails — I like a margarita to taste like a margarita; I like a winter apple cider drink to taste like a winter apple cider drink. Forget the froufrou…give me the real thing. But when I learned that the Fireside Apple Cider Margarita was the bartender’s personal creation and the clientele’s favorite choice at Plato’s at the Aspen Meadows Resort, who was I to say “no thanks”? And I’m glad I didn’t. This creative concoction was the perfect combination of warm (cider and cinnamon sticks) and cool (made with a smooth tequila; served over ice). While I enjoyed it as a pre-dinner cocktail, I can envision this as a go-to for apr è s ski on a sunny patio come spring. Perhaps the Plato’s patio, which gets late-day sun and has one of the best views going? See you there in March.