Aspen Times Weekly Libation: Jalapeño Lemon Drop
Sugar, for the rim
On my recent summer “vacation/staycation” — a 10-night road trip along the I-70 corridor, to be exact — I decided it was high-time to give Libations a new twist by tasting what other resort towns have to offer. Stop No. 1: Breckenridge. And at Modis, a stylish bar and restaurant on Main Street, I found what I was looking for thanks to book-sized drink menu. My favorite (from the few I had time to taste): a Jalape ñ o Lemon Drop. The perfect mix of sweet (think classic lemon drop, complete with sugar-coated rim) and spicy (I love a jalape ñ o — anywhere, anytime), this unique martini was an ideal happy hour drink — light, but with enough kick to get the night going. I wonder where I can find one in Aspen? Anyone, anyone …
On a recent September Saturday morning, I awoke with an intense yearning to lose myself in the mountains, disconnect from cell service, and rediscover why I decided to call Aspen home in the first place. Standing there, at the Cathedral Lake trailhead, I knew I was right where I needed to be.