Aspen Times Weekly Libation: Jalisco Campfire
House-infused Lapsang Souchang Tea Tequila
Thai Chili Agave
Black Lava Salt Rim
With a name like “Hooch,” can you really go wrong? As the newest edition to the Aspen scene, this underground craft cocktail bar lives up to its name. The speakeasy-style decor, knowledgable mixology staff and creative libations menu is worth checking out. And on a recent offseason night, that’s just what I did. Rising to the top of my tasting list was the Jalisco Campfire. I’m not sure if it was the “tea” tequila or chili agave that made this choice from “The Progressive” menu stand out, but I can tell you the smoky-sweet combo did the trick. Rimmed with an eye-catching black lava salt rim, it looked as good as it tasted. And this only made me look forward to tasting more of Hooch’s offerings in the coming weeks and months.
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