Aspen Times Weekly Libation: Jalapeño Lemon Drop

by Jeanne McGovern


Citron vodka


Fresh lemon

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 …

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