Denver Female Bartenders shake, stir it out for Speed Rack Competition

Girl power. I’m all for it.  Especially when it comes in powerful packages like eight final contestants duking it out over classic cocktail recipes with speed and precision.  From my times as a drinking savant, I have great respect for the artist crafting a classic cocktail.  From my bar stages, I have an even greater […]

Spring 44 Launches Product in Denver at Euclid Hall

On Tuesday, June 19th, Spring 44 (one of Sean Kenyon’s consulting projects) launched in the Denver market at Euclid Hall. And I’ll admit, I was apprehensive.  Last time Euclid Hall launched a product, it was American Harvest.  And at the Harvest launch, it felt like the old Martini Ranch has resurrected itself–complete with the skinny […]

Where, oh, where has my bartender gone? Tales of the Cocktail, of course.

As you stop in this week to your local cocktail joint, you may notice that your favorite bartender might not be behind the bar.  Bartenders, distributors, and distillers alike are jet-setting down to Tales of the Cocktail held in New Orleans, capital of the sazerac, from July 20 to July 24.  Every year, the booze […]

Colorado Cocktail Project shakes, stirs, and mixes up a good time

by Jess Hunter, Julia Yugel, and Lisa Bongiovanni It was a beautiful affair. You walked into the room, and as far as the eye could see were tables of mini cocktails and drink samples. The sound of ice and alcohol dancing in cocktail shakers filled the air. This was one of the best cocktail competitions […]

Colorado Cocktail Project gears up for Monday’s competition

[Note: We’re live tweeting this event right now!] Ten finalists were chosen yesterday for this weekend’s Colorado Cocktail Project. These top 10 contestants were picked from a pool of 30 elite bartenders to represent their interpretation on what our great state tastes like in a glass.  The list of 10 is still subject to change, […]