Aspen Times Weekly Libation: Maya Pepino
I have a mission: Return to the Westin Riverfront in Avon and try a Pepino on the sprawling deck of its Maya Restaurant, overlooking the pool, hot tubs and river below and with spot-on views of Beaver Creek above. I would have done just this on a recent offseason escape to this awesome resort property but, well, it was offseason there too — and the Colorado weather was more winter than summer. Still, I tasted a Maya Margarita at the chic contemporary restaurant bar and was perfectly content — until I perused the drink menu further. I love a drink with a kick, so the Pepino jumped out immediately. And putting cucumber in a cocktail is a new fave of mine, so blending the two together has got to be a recipe for success. Stay tuned … I rarely fail when I have a mission.