Built using all Colorado Springs ingredients in honor of the brave souls who trek to the top of Pikes Peak every New Year’s since 1922 to give the city a special welcome to the new year.
1 ½ oz. Lee Spirits Gin
½ oz. 291 Decc
½ oz. Schmidt Apiaries Orange Blossom Honey syrup
1 ½ oz. Principal’s Office Ginger Beer
Prepare a syrup using the Orange Blossom Honey by mixing 2 parts honey with 1 part near-boiling water. Stir until honey is dissolved in water. Then pour gin, Decc and honey syrup together into a shaker and add ice. Shake until cold, and strain into a chilled martini glass. Fill with ginger beer.
New Year’s Cocktail
Forget the straight Champagne, and spice yours up with citrus.
1 oz. Applejack
½ oz. Licor 43
2 dashes Fee Brothers Orange Bitters
1 dash Fee Brothers Aromatic Bitters
1-2 ozs. high quality Champagne
Stir Applejack, 43, and bitters together with ice until cold, and strain into a chilled, stemmed glass. Fill with Champagne, and garnish with a lemon twist.
by Bryce Crawford