Cocktail roundup: 7 must-try drinks in Breck
Who doesn’t love a solid cocktail or pint after a big day on the mountain? Here’s a rundown of creative, delicious and one-of-a-kind drinks around Breckenridge — the perfect cherry to top the perfect day.
Go: T-Bar, base of Peak 8, Breckenridge Ski Resort
Drink: Island Margarita
In the Glass: House-made pineapple- and mango-infused tequila shaken with cognac, agave nectar, fresh lime and a splash of blood orange juice. Pair it with the $4 Fish Taco Friday special.
Drink: Sexy Woman
In the Glass: Breckenridge fine dining fave, Ember serves up mod, big city ambiance with friendly mountain town service. The Sexy Woman passion fruit and jalapeno-infused vodka martini is a sweet, exotic treat with just the right amount of heat.
Go: The Motherloaded Tavern
Drink: Bloody Mary
In the Glass: Built with locally made and bottled Motherlode Provisions’ bold bloody mix, this hearty liquid meal in a pint is chock full of herbs and spices. Order it with the Motherloaded Tavern’s pickle-infused vodka.
Go: Sevens, base of Peak 7, Breckenridge Ski Resort
Drink: Peak 6 Amber
In the Glass: Commemorating the inaugural season of Breck’s new Peak 6 terrain, this easy-drinking amber is a celebration in a pint. Best sipped on Seven’s sunny peak-facing patio.
Drink: Vieux Carré
In the Glass: Straight out of the 1920s, this New Orleans notable is named for the French Quarter and made with top-of-the-line rye, cognac, sweet vermouth, Benedictine, and bitters.
In the Glass: Slightly addictive, as the name alludes, this blended tropical concoction evokes beachy daydreams with rum, coconut and mango — think piña colada with juicy mango teasers. Dangerously yum.
Drink: Cinnamon Sidecar
In the Glass: The cozy Breck restaurant that’s all about comfort food brings culinary cocktail fans a spin on the classic sidecar, mixed with bourbon, triple sec, and lemon. Meant to be savored.
– Lisa Pogue