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Aspen Times Weekly Libation: The Meridian


Infinite Monkey Theorem Moscato

Spring 44 Honey Vodka

Lemon Bitters

Served up with a twist

I’ve discovered what may be the coolest hotel bar anywhere — in downtown Denver. Yes, I know, it’s a three-plus hour drive from Aspen, but if you’re in the neighborhood … which I was, last weekend. That said, the Crawford Hotel at Union Station is insanely hip, and its bars follow suit. At the Cooper Lounge, perched above the main lobby, the vibe is sleek but not cheesy. And the cocktails — and cocktail service (drinks served on small silver platters, accompanied by a small silver bowl filled with mixed nuts) — are similarly edgy but classic. I opted for a local choice — The Meridian, a concoction made with Denver-based Infinite Monkey Theorem Moscato — and wasn’t disappointed. It was sweet, but kicky. One was probably enough, but seeing as I was hanging with the fast-moving city crowd, I indulged in a second. And, to be honest, I’d likely do it again.

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