Angelshare Session 4: Distiller’s Choice

JAX Denver Fyrside Negroni (Photo © Misty Faucheux)

JAX Denver Fyrside Negroni (Photo © Misty Faucheux)

What happens when the distiller gets to make the choice on what ingredients a bartender should use in a cocktail? You get the past session of Angelshare, the 12-week cocktail program where distillers are paired with different restaurants/bars to produce cocktails around a certain theme. This session focused on Distiller’s Choice so the bartenders worked closely with the distillers on creating twists on favorites or brand new cocktails.

The cocktails this session included the following:





Coohills Deerhammer Distilling The Beerhammer
  • Deerhammer Distlling Down Time Whiskey
  • Orgeat
  • Lemon
  • Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao
Curtis Club Dancing Pines Dancing Pines
  • Dancing Pines Distillery Rum
  • Modern Gingham
  • Lemon-vanilla Preserve
  • Velvet Talarnum
  • Amaro
  • Lemon Juice
Freshcraft Breckenridge Distillery Rosemary Manhattan
  • Breckenridge Bourbon
  • Breckenridge Bitters
  • Dolin Blanc Vermouth
  • Rosemary Simple Syrup
JAX Denver J&L Distilling Company Fyrside Negroni
  • J&L Distilling Company SNO Gin
  • J&L Distilling Company FYR Liqueur
  • Aperol
LOLA Feisty Spirits Feisty Angel
  • Feisty Spirits Cinnamon Oat Whiskey
  • Honey
  • Lemon Juice
  • Calvados Apple Brandy
Star Bar Downslope Distilling Double Deep G
  • Double Diamond Whiskey
  • Ginger Shrub Soda
Star Bar Downslope Distilling P Love and Special Sauce
  • Downslope Distilling Pepper Vodka
  • Carpano Blanco Vermouth
  • Horseradish Habenero Real Dill Pickles
  • Tomato Water
  • Celery Bitters

There are always a number of favorites each session, and this session was no different.

Coohill's Beerhammer cocktail (Photo © Misty Faucheux)

Coohill’s Beerhammer cocktail (Photo © Misty Faucheux)

While Star Bar had two cocktails, the twist on the Bloody Mary – P Love and the Special Sauce – was delightfully spicy, and yet surprisingly light.

LOLA’s Feisty Angel had – up to this point – the best use of the Feisty Oak Whiskey. The oat whiskey didn’t overpower the drink, and the lemon, honey and brandy blended well with it.

Coohill’s Beerhammer was about as different from a standard beer cocktail as you can get. It was like a Mai Tai tiki drink with a beer float.

Freshcraft’s Rosemary Manhattan was a pleasantly lighter take on the classic Manhattan, but still heavy enough on the bourbon to delight any man in the crowd. The rosemary added just a hint of flavor that was a nice departure from the original recipe.

The next session of Angelshare focuses on some fan favorites: Highballs & Collins. This session runs from March 26th to April 8th. What Highball or Collins would you like to see a twist on?

We only have two sessions left so get out there if you haven’t tried any of the cocktails in this program. Learn more about past sessions (Mardi Gras or Flips, Fizzes & Nogs). Visit to learn more about the program as well as info about upcoming sessions.

Freshcraft's Rosemary Manhattan (Photo © Misty Faucheux)

Freshcraft’s Rosemary Manhattan (Photo © Misty Faucheux)

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