Libations: Yes way, Frosé
Frosé. This refreshing, pink-tinged drink first started trending on the cocktail scene, and people’s Instagram feed, three summers ago.
Tart, refreshing, aesthetically pleasing and an excellent accompaniment to summertime heat, frosé could be found at pretty much any rooftop bar across America.
But, as it turns out, this drink was more than just a one-summer trend. Still found (and often sought out) in bars today, frosé seems to be here to stay.
And now that it is finally feeling like summertime in Aspen — with temperatures consistently in the 80s and a noticeable surge of people spending more time outdoors soaking up the sun — it seems like a good time to highlight one of the ATW’s favorite frosés you can find in town.
Mr. Grey, formally known as Grey Lady before going through a rebranding and facelift for the season, has perfected its frosé recipe over the past few summers.
The consistency is spot-on, not too icy and not too soupy, and it sips easily through the two environmentally friendly, biodegradable reed straws without inducing brain freeze.
Unlike other frosés on the market, Mr. Grey’s Frosé is not cloyingly sweet. Instead it has a more tart, fresh taste that is most likely given to it from the strawberries and citrus added to the rosé.
Served in a large, frosty hurricane-style glass and garnished with fresh berries, Mr. Grey’s Frosé is an easy summer sipper (and with the large serving size, there are a plethora of sips to be had) that goes perfectly with warm weather and the restaurants large and comfortable patio. (The ATW staff’s favorite part of the patio is outdoor bar stools tucked around the corner that take full advantage of the indoor/outdoor bar feature.)
There are a lot of unique cocktails on menu at Mr. Grey, including a Frosé of the Day that we are intrigued to try, but if you’re looking for summertime in a glass that is as delicious as it is pretty, the traditional frosé is the way to go.
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