- The bar at ChoLon
- The Spiced Asian at ChoLon
- The Six Fingered Man at Colt and Gray
- The Genuine Risk at The Corner Office Restaurant and Martini Bar
- The Whiskey Daisy at Gaetano's Eccellente Cucina and Cocktails
- The Harvest Moon at Kachina Southwestern Grill
- The Autumn Mojito at Second Home Kitchen and Bar
- The Bacon Infused Manhattan at Strings Restaurant
Denver was teased by fall this week when the never-ending heat turned to crisp air – finally. Get a taste of autumn with these seven new cocktails, debuting at bars and restaurants across town. These warming cocktails are autumn's new must-order items from some of the city's best bar programs.
The Spiced Asian Pear at ChoLon
1555 Blake Street, LoDo
Fall is the perfect time to enjoy Lon Symensma's famous Onion Soup Dumplings, but matching it with their seasonal cocktail, "The Spiced Asian" will make them that much better. The drink is a blend of spiced rum, homemade five spice pear simple syrup, lime and soda with an asian pear garnish.
The Six Fingered Man at Colt and Gray
1553 Platte Street, Commons Park
Barman Kevin Burke is using The Princess Bride as this season's theme for the menu. He recommends 'The Six Fingered Man' which is an updated version of the classic drink, Widow's Kiss. Burke shakes up Laird's straight apple brandy, liquor Strega, a small pour of Drambuie and a splash of bitters. The drink won't officially be listed on menus until the end of the month, but the bartenders will still pour you the cocktail if you ask.
The Genuine Risk at The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar
1401 Curtis Street, Denver Theatre District
The beverage director Andy Owens has added the The Genuine Risk to this fall's cocktail menu. The drink is a blend of Maker's Mark Bourbon, Amara herbal liquor, orange bitters and garnished with freshly ground cinnamon and fresh orange.
The Whiskey Daisy at Gaetano's Eccelente Cucina and Cocktails
3760 Tejon Street, Highland
Set to re-open on Saturday, Gaetano's barman Kyle West has taken a twist on the classic cocktails once served at restaurant in the 40's. Listed under the 'Pre-Prohibition Cocktails', The Whiskey Daisy is a Jerry Thomas original recipe from 1890. The drink is comprised of Rye, "collaboration" Orgeat, fresh lemon and Boker's bitters.
The Harvest Moon at Kachina Southwestern Grill
10600 Westminster Boulevard, Westminster
One of Fall's Most Anticipated Restaurants, Kachina is now open and serving an impressive drink menu. The must-try seasonal sip is The Harvest Moon made with Chamucos Reposado, house-made cinnamon-cranberry gomme syrup and freshly-squeezed lime and orange juice.
The Autumn Mojito at Second Home Kitchen and Bar
150 Clayton Lane, Cherry Creek North
Mojitos aren't just for the spring and summer. The fall menu at Second Home is featuring an "Autumn Mojito" with chartreuse, fresh mint, simply syrup, a rinse of Leopold Brother's Three Pins liquor and a splash of soda.
The Bacon Infused Manhattan at Strings Restaurant
1700 Humboldt Street, City Park West
Scott McBride is the new man behind Strings bar menu. His latest creation is a Benton's bacon-infused manhattan, with grade B (second harvest) maple syrup, and homemade coffee pean bitters.
— Rachel Nobrega