Spring has sprung, and there's no better way to celebrate the beginning of the season than with St-Germain. Made from handpicked elderflowers native to France, it makes an elegant addition whether you’re planning a romantic picnic for two or partying outdoors with friends. Its subtle flavor allows it to pair easily with complementary spirits. A classic celebratory pairing combines St-Germain with Champagne, but bartenders in Denver are using it with more than just bubbly. Vodka, gin, rye, rum, tequila and bourbon all play well with St-Germain. See Eater’s map of where to find St-Germain in and out of the bottle. À votre santé!
Head over to Steuben's, Josh Wolken's trendy Uptown diner, and you'll be transported back to American classics reinvented by executive chef Brandon Biederman and barman brothers Randy and Ryan Layman. The retro eatery is known for some of the best comfort food in the city, including green chili cheeseburgers, lobster rolls and fried chicken. Everything is hip about this place, and the cocktails are no exception. The Layman brothers don't miss a beat with their killer cocktail menu, which features old school classics and Steuben's favorites. Whether you order a refreshing Pimm's No. 1 Cup, a crisp Last Word, or one of Ryan's sensational Sloe Starters, don't miss Steuben's Ruby Punch. The punch bowl serves 4-8 people, and with St-Germain, Gin, Ruby Port and Brut Cava in the mix, you're bound to have a great time.
4 oz. St-Germain
4 oz. Gin
4 oz. Ruby Port
8 oz. grapefruit juice
8 oz. apple juice
2 oz. Brut Cava
Reserve the Cava and add pour all ingredients into a large, ice-filled punch bowl. Pour Cava gently on top of the punch and lightly stir. Garnish with fresh citrus and berries.