Aspen Times Weekly Libation: Rosy Cheeks |

Aspen Times Weekly Libation: Rosy Cheeks

by Jeanne McGovern


Citrus vodka


Guava nectar

Sparkling wine

Serve chilled in a Champagne flute and garnish with an orange peel.

What girl doesn’t like a few bubbles on her birthday? None, and especially not me. So when a few girlfriends and I went for an apres-ski birthday drink last week, I had Champagne on my mind. But perusing the Ajax Tavern drink menu led me in a slightly different direction with the Rosy Cheeks. A twist on your standard mimosa, the Rosy Cheeks sweetens it up with guava nectar instead of OJ and adds a kick with citrus vodka. Now I’m not sure whether the Rosy Cheeks got its name because of the drink’s rose-colored tint, the fact you drink it rosy-cheeked on the deck of Ajax Tavern after a day of skiing, or because the mix of vodka and two types of sparkling wines is sure to leave you rosy-cheeked, but they are all good options. I’ll have to investigate further before my next birthday.