Aspen Times Weekly Libation: The Mogul Maniac |

Aspen Times Weekly Libation: The Mogul Maniac

by Jeanne McGovern
espresso coffee Martini cocktail in trendy bar
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3/4 ounce Luxardo Morlacco cherry liqueur

1 ounce Don Q gran anejo

1 ounce Perfect Puree of Napa Valley Passion Colada

1 ounce lavazza espresso (chilled)

Shake ingredients very well with ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with grated TAZA chocolate and orange peel.

I can tell you from experience that the Après Ski Cocktail Classic is THE place to be if you like a good libation. Among the cocktails that have caught my attention in this year’s installment are the Pastole Pistol, Silver Miner’s Daughter, The Barbie and more (see The Aspen Times’ Saturday edition for more on these and other Great Après Pub Crawl offerings). But when I received an email bounce-back from Jonathan Pogash, aka “The Cocktail Guru,” that included a recipe for what he’ll be serving up this weekend, my tastebuds really woke up. Described as a “wild and wacky Espresso Martini,” I think this decadent drink has everything an après-ski cocktail should have: good liquor, creative blending, appealing presentation and that warm feeling that’s best enjoyed after a day on the slopes.

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