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Ten Spring-Friendly Cocktails to Drink Now

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

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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.

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Panzano

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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.
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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.
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Beast + Bottle

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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.
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The Way Back

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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.
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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.
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EDGE Restaurant and Bar At Four Seasons Hotel Denver

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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.
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Ignite Kitchen + Cocktails

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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.
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Morning Collective

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Electric dreamsicle is a take on a childhood favorite with orange juice, vanilla ice, house made vanilla cream,and vodka.
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Ace Eat Serve

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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.
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Olive & Finch

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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.
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Panzano

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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.
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Rioja

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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.
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Beast + Bottle

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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.
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The Way Back

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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.
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LOLA

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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.
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EDGE Restaurant and Bar At Four Seasons Hotel Denver

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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.
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Ignite Kitchen + Cocktails

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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.
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Morning Collective

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Electric dreamsicle is a take on a childhood favorite with orange juice, vanilla ice, house made vanilla cream,and vodka.
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Ace Eat Serve

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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.
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Olive & Finch

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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.
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