Aspen Times Weekly Libation: Steamboat ‘sambrero’ |

Aspen Times Weekly Libation: Steamboat ‘sambrero’

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2 limes cut into wedges

Coarse salt for glass rims

12 ounces homemade limeade (see recipe below).**

12 ounces chilled blanco or reposado tequila

6 12-ounce bottles of chilled beer (I prefer Dos Equis Lager or Leinenkugel Summer Shandy)

Mix all in a pitcher with ice. For a fun summer bite, add some fresh jalapeños

** If you prefer a sweeter drink, increase the amount of limeade or increase the sugar in your homemade limeade recipe.

Homemade Limeade

1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (about 8–10 limes)

4 cups water

3/4 cup simple syrup (you can use granulated sugar instead, but reduce to about 1/2 cup)

The Ginger Collins is a drink that I first heard about while sitting in the bar at Colt & Gray in downtown Denver. It sounded ok (except that I hate gin). My good friend, Jennifer Riley, is the a drink-making machine. She can make anything, make it taste amazing and make it seem special for whatever the event. When I told her it sounded awesome, except for the gin part, she quickly substituted vodka and voila. The Ginger Collins (with vodka or gin) is my favorite go-to when friends stop by or impromptu. It’s easy to make and it’s ohhh soooo tasty. I often serve this drink in a copper cup just like a Moscow Mule. It’s easy to make on the fly or in big batches ahead of time. If you always have a bottle of ginger liqueur on hand, you’re set.

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