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14 Fresh Cocktails To Try in the New Year

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A new year calls for new cocktails, and this season Denver and Boulder's restaurants deliver. From a fresh take on the mimosa and a spin off of an Old Fashioned, to seasonal simple syrups and funky infusions, there are fresh flavors to be found all over town.

Warm up with the Sweater Weather Cocktail at SALT or the Bangkok Fizz at Jax Fish House Glendale. Experience the Lost In Translation saké cocktail at Izakaya Den. Or go savory with the Pomi d'Oro at Vesta Dipping Grill or the El Guapo at Cafebar.

Without further ado, here are 14 fresh cocktails for 2014.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Matador

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3496 West 32nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 561-2855
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The Mexican Old Fashioned: Espolón Reposado, Patron Citronge, bitters, cherry, and orange create this fresh twist on the classic.

2. Forest Room 5

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2532 15th St
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 433-7001
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Huckleberry Lynx: This fresh cocktail blends huckleberry vodka, ginger beer, chamomile bitters, and fresh sage.

3. Mile High Spirits

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2920 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 296-2226
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The Cucumber Mule: a crisp twist on the Moscow Mule served with cucumber infused Elevate Vodka.

4. Sugarmill

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2461 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 297-3540
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Ladd & Co: This fresh cocktail is perfect for pairing with Sugarmill's desserts— Shebang white wine, Prosecco, Contratto Bianco, and Evoo Peach Shrub.

5. Vesta Dipping Grill

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1822 Blake St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 296-1970
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Pomi d'Oro: Try this vegetal concoction of Crop Tomato Vodka, JP Mette basil spirit, vermouth, and pickled cherry tomatoes.

6. Curtis Club

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2100 Curtis St
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 420-9898
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The Cattle Kate: The Curtis Club infuses vodka with chamomile for this cocktail, and blends it with cocchi americano liqueur, fresh pressed lime juice, and honey to create this refreshing cocktail.

7. Lower 48

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2020 Lawrence St Unit A
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 942-0262
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The Bent Rail: This twist on an Old Fashioned features rye whiskey, Peychaud's instead of Angostura bitters, carpano antica, orange peel, lemon pail, and green chartreuse.

8. Punch Bowl Social Food & Drink

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65 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 765-2695
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Singapore Sling: This draft cocktail is a mixture of Downslope Ould Thom Gin, Cherry Heering liqueur, Dom Benedictine, pineapple juice, lime juice, Angostura bitters, and mint.

9. Cafe Bar

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295 S Pennsylvania St
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 362-0227
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El Guapo: Blue Nectar Tequila Reposado, cloves, cinnamon sticks, fresh orange, and Combier liqueur make for this savory cocktail, perfect for most food pairings.

10. Izakaya Den

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1518 S Pearl St
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 777-0691
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Lost In Translation: Mix it up with a saké cocktail, this one with Boca Loca, Moonstone Asian pear saké, lychee shrub, strawberries, and lemon juice.

11. Session Kitchen

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1518 S. Pearl Street
Denver, CO 80210
The Improved Mimosa: Go for this inspired breakfast cocktail with spherified orange, Prosecco, and Luxardo Triplum.

12. Jax Fish House Glendale

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650 South Colorado Boulevard
Glendale, CO 80246
(303) 756-6449
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The Bangkok Fizz: Featuring thai chile-infused vodka, pineapple syrup, lime, and ginger beer, this surprising cocktail will add some serious kick to any meal.

13. The Kitchen [Upstairs]

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1039 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 544-5973
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Steve's Medley: This funky cocktail combines barrel-aged gin, cherry heering, Fernet, Ricard, green chartreuse, and bitters.

14. SALT the Bistro

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1047 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 444-7258
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Sweater Weather Cocktail: Warm up with this cool cocktail that includes vanilla vodka, peach liqueur, cinnamon simple syrup, and lemon juice.

1. The Matador

3496 West 32nd Avenue, Denver, CO 80211
The Mexican Old Fashioned: Espolón Reposado, Patron Citronge, bitters, cherry, and orange create this fresh twist on the classic.
3496 West 32nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80211

2. Forest Room 5

2532 15th St, Denver, CO 80211
Huckleberry Lynx: This fresh cocktail blends huckleberry vodka, ginger beer, chamomile bitters, and fresh sage.
2532 15th St
Denver, CO 80211

3. Mile High Spirits

2920 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
The Cucumber Mule: a crisp twist on the Moscow Mule served with cucumber infused Elevate Vodka.
2920 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

4. Sugarmill

2461 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205
Ladd & Co: This fresh cocktail is perfect for pairing with Sugarmill's desserts— Shebang white wine, Prosecco, Contratto Bianco, and Evoo Peach Shrub.
2461 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205

5. Vesta Dipping Grill

1822 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202
Pomi d'Oro: Try this vegetal concoction of Crop Tomato Vodka, JP Mette basil spirit, vermouth, and pickled cherry tomatoes.
1822 Blake St
Denver, CO 80202

6. Curtis Club

2100 Curtis St, Denver, CO 80205
The Cattle Kate: The Curtis Club infuses vodka with chamomile for this cocktail, and blends it with cocchi americano liqueur, fresh pressed lime juice, and honey to create this refreshing cocktail.
2100 Curtis St
Denver, CO 80205

7. Lower 48

2020 Lawrence St Unit A, Denver, CO 80205
The Bent Rail: This twist on an Old Fashioned features rye whiskey, Peychaud's instead of Angostura bitters, carpano antica, orange peel, lemon pail, and green chartreuse.
2020 Lawrence St Unit A
Denver, CO 80205

8. Punch Bowl Social Food & Drink

65 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Singapore Sling: This draft cocktail is a mixture of Downslope Ould Thom Gin, Cherry Heering liqueur, Dom Benedictine, pineapple juice, lime juice, Angostura bitters, and mint.
65 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203

9. Cafe Bar

295 S Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO 80209
El Guapo: Blue Nectar Tequila Reposado, cloves, cinnamon sticks, fresh orange, and Combier liqueur make for this savory cocktail, perfect for most food pairings.
295 S Pennsylvania St
Denver, CO 80209

10. Izakaya Den

1518 S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80210
Lost In Translation: Mix it up with a saké cocktail, this one with Boca Loca, Moonstone Asian pear saké, lychee shrub, strawberries, and lemon juice.
1518 S Pearl St
Denver, CO 80210

11. Session Kitchen

1518 S. Pearl Street, Denver, CO 80210
The Improved Mimosa: Go for this inspired breakfast cocktail with spherified orange, Prosecco, and Luxardo Triplum.
1518 S. Pearl Street
Denver, CO 80210

12. Jax Fish House Glendale

650 South Colorado Boulevard, Glendale, CO 80246
The Bangkok Fizz: Featuring thai chile-infused vodka, pineapple syrup, lime, and ginger beer, this surprising cocktail will add some serious kick to any meal.
650 South Colorado Boulevard
Glendale, CO 80246

13. The Kitchen [Upstairs]

1039 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Steve's Medley: This funky cocktail combines barrel-aged gin, cherry heering, Fernet, Ricard, green chartreuse, and bitters.
1039 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

14. SALT the Bistro

1047 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Sweater Weather Cocktail: Warm up with this cool cocktail that includes vanilla vodka, peach liqueur, cinnamon simple syrup, and lemon juice.
1047 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

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