Aspen Times Weekly Libation: Lavender Lemonade
Woody Creek Colorado 100% Potato Vodka
Garnished with a lemon twirl
Despite the fact it’s offseason, I’ve been feeling a bit anxious lately. I’m not really sure why, but I know I’m a bit on edge and am seeking ways to settle down a bit. And while I am aware that alcohol is not the answer to my problems, I do find a drink soothes the nerves now and again. So imagine my delight when our friends at Woody Creek Distillers sent over their summer drink menu featuring the “Lavender Lemonade.” This is a drink that’s sure to be calming — according to health.com, “research shows the scent lowers heart rate and blood pressure, putting you in a relaxed state.” Ahhhh, I can taste the vibe already.
“Without any exception the worst snow storm known since the advent of the railroad west of Leadville has been raging over the crest of the continental divide since last Thursday,” asserted the Aspen Tribune on January 31, 1899.