clock menu more-arrow no yes
Courtesy of Ace Eat Serve

Ten Spring-Friendly Cocktails to Drink Now

With showers and flowers comes bright and refreshing cocktails to celebrate the season

View as Map

Although the Mile High City somehow managed to avoid any real snowy threats from winter, the tease of spring has the city seemingly brighter. And in true Denver fashion the weather still remains unpredictable, but with sunshine stretching its way into the city more permanently we begin to flock to our favorites in Denver patio real estate.

Soaking up sunshine and sipping crisp cocktails go hand-in-hand. It's no wonder that so many of our local watering holes are enhancing the standard cocktail menus with the season's best flavors such as lavender, citrus, mint, and cucumber. A spring cocktail no longer has to be your grandfather's spiked country club Arnold Palmer, or at least not with this essential list of a few of the brighter Denver seasonal specials.

The list below is organized in alphabetical order. If we happened to miss one of your favorites in Spring sips send us a note through the tipline.

Read More
Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Panzano

Copy Link
909 17th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 296-3525
Visit Website
Located just inside the Hotel Monaco, Panzano is no stranger to catering Denver's evolving scene. Not only are they know for their innovative fare but their bar program boasts of elegant cocktails. Try the Hummingbird made with Campari, raspberry mint nectar, Cocchi americano (aperitif wine), and Zonin prosecco.
Courtesy of Panzano

2. Rioja

Copy Link
1431 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 820-2282
Visit Website
This Mediterranean inspired cuisine is thoughtfully paired with seasonal beverages. Try the strawberry Nixon made with strawberry honey, fresh lime juice, and jalapeño infused tequila.
Courtesy of Rioja

3. Beast + Bottle

Copy Link
719 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 623-3223
Visit Website
The cozy and rustic boutique bar is no stranger to creativity some beautifully crafted seasonal cocktails. Try the orgeat ya with Mount Gay black barrel rum, Vapor Distillery pumpkin king cordial, amaro orgeat, John Taylor's falernum, lime juice and Cleto Charlie lambrusco.
Courtesy of Beast + Bottle

4. The Way Back

Copy Link
4132 W 38th Ave
Denver, CO 80212
(720) 728-8156
Visit Website
Not only is this brick and mortar known for their beautifully prepared seasonal dishes but their cocktail program isn't so shabby either. For a Spring influenced sip, try Oaxacan the garden with mezcal, agave, lime, aperitif muddled with a slice of Serrano pepper, green pepper and pineapple and a chili salt lime.
Courtesy of the Way Back

5. LOLA

Copy Link
1575 Boulder St
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 570-8686
Visit Website
When a bar stocks over 200 tequilas, you better believe that they're offering some tasty margaritas as well. Another route to go is with the Fuego Verde with Corazon blanco, jalapeno, cilantro, lime and agave.
Courtesy of Big Red F

6. EDGE Restaurant and Bar At Four Seasons Hotel Denver

Copy Link
1111 14th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 389-3343
Visit Website
Located just inside the Four Seasons Denver, EDGE is known for some exquisite seasonal fare. It's only normal for them to also craft some refreshing and innovative sips. A walk in the park is made with chamomile infused highland park 12 and honey orange bitters.
Courtesy of EDGE Restaurant and Bar

7. Ignite Kitchen + Cocktails

Copy Link
2124 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 296-2600
Visit Website
This LoDo staple has a way with burgers but when you have the option of beer or a Frozé, you always opt for the Frozé. Made with Deep Eddy vodka, Spanish wine and fresh citrus lemonade this makes for a refreshing rooftop drink.
Courtesy of Ignite

8. Morning Collective

Copy Link
2160 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 953-9943
Visit Website
Electric dreamsicle is a take on a childhood favorite with orange juice, vanilla ice, house made vanilla cream,and vodka.
Courtesy of Take You Wild

9. Ace Eat Serve

Copy Link
501 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 800-7705
Visit Website
Not only are they known for encouraging fierce ping pong tournaments but Ace also offers an impressive food and beverage menu. Try the Singapore slushy, a frozen treat made with Damrak gin.
Courtesy of Ace Eat Serve

10. Olive & Finch

Copy Link
3390 E 1st Ave
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 955-0455
Visit Website
The Cherry Creek location is switching things up on their cocktail menu. The recently debuted cool as a cucumber cocktail is made with gin, fresh lime juice, soda and freshly juiced cucumber.
Courtesy of Olive & Finch

1. Panzano

909 17th St, Denver, CO 80202
Courtesy of Panzano
Located just inside the Hotel Monaco, Panzano is no stranger to catering Denver's evolving scene. Not only are they know for their innovative fare but their bar program boasts of elegant cocktails. Try the Hummingbird made with Campari, raspberry mint nectar, Cocchi americano (aperitif wine), and Zonin prosecco.
909 17th St
Denver, CO 80202

2. Rioja

1431 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202
Courtesy of Rioja
This Mediterranean inspired cuisine is thoughtfully paired with seasonal beverages. Try the strawberry Nixon made with strawberry honey, fresh lime juice, and jalapeño infused tequila.
1431 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202

3. Beast + Bottle

719 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
Courtesy of Beast + Bottle
The cozy and rustic boutique bar is no stranger to creativity some beautifully crafted seasonal cocktails. Try the orgeat ya with Mount Gay black barrel rum, Vapor Distillery pumpkin king cordial, amaro orgeat, John Taylor's falernum, lime juice and Cleto Charlie lambrusco.
719 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

4. The Way Back

4132 W 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80212
Courtesy of the Way Back
Not only is this brick and mortar known for their beautifully prepared seasonal dishes but their cocktail program isn't so shabby either. For a Spring influenced sip, try Oaxacan the garden with mezcal, agave, lime, aperitif muddled with a slice of Serrano pepper, green pepper and pineapple and a chili salt lime.
4132 W 38th Ave
Denver, CO 80212

5. LOLA

1575 Boulder St, Denver, CO 80211
Courtesy of Big Red F
When a bar stocks over 200 tequilas, you better believe that they're offering some tasty margaritas as well. Another route to go is with the Fuego Verde with Corazon blanco, jalapeno, cilantro, lime and agave.
1575 Boulder St
Denver, CO 80211

6. EDGE Restaurant and Bar At Four Seasons Hotel Denver

1111 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
Courtesy of EDGE Restaurant and Bar
Located just inside the Four Seasons Denver, EDGE is known for some exquisite seasonal fare. It's only normal for them to also craft some refreshing and innovative sips. A walk in the park is made with chamomile infused highland park 12 and honey orange bitters.
1111 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

7. Ignite Kitchen + Cocktails

2124 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
Courtesy of Ignite
This LoDo staple has a way with burgers but when you have the option of beer or a Frozé, you always opt for the Frozé. Made with Deep Eddy vodka, Spanish wine and fresh citrus lemonade this makes for a refreshing rooftop drink.
2124 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

8. Morning Collective

2160 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210
Courtesy of Take You Wild
Electric dreamsicle is a take on a childhood favorite with orange juice, vanilla ice, house made vanilla cream,and vodka.
2160 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80210

9. Ace Eat Serve

501 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
Courtesy of Ace Eat Serve
Not only are they known for encouraging fierce ping pong tournaments but Ace also offers an impressive food and beverage menu. Try the Singapore slushy, a frozen treat made with Damrak gin.
501 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

10. Olive & Finch

3390 E 1st Ave, Denver, CO 80206
Courtesy of Olive & Finch
The Cherry Creek location is switching things up on their cocktail menu. The recently debuted cool as a cucumber cocktail is made with gin, fresh lime juice, soda and freshly juiced cucumber.
3390 E 1st Ave
Denver, CO 80206

Related Maps