Turn up the heat this season with these high temperature cocktails served at Denver bars and restaurants. From classics like mulled wine and the hot toddy, to libations lit a-flame table side, to boozy, sweet concoctions served warm, there is no excuse to be cold this winter in Denver.Read More
Seven Cocktails That Bring The Heat
Tis the season for booze served up hot.
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Kachina Southwestern Grill
While this cocktail pick isn't technically served at a higher temperature, it brings the heat via a peppery, chartreuse-y mechanism. It is sure to burn in the best way with Milagro silver tequila, green chartreuse, lime and pineapple juices, a few drops of scorpion tincture, and garnished with a blistered fresno pepper. Muy caliente!
The Nickel recently added a hot cocktail to its menu that encapsulates both traditional standards and mixology ingenuity - a red chai toddy made with Breckenridge bourbon, red chai reduction, agave nectar, and garnished with a cinnamon stick, star anise, and lemon peel twirl.
The Acorn Irish coffee may be just what the doctor ordered. The comforting creation is a mixture of Boxcar Stella blend espresso, Jameson Irish whiskey, turbinado, amaro di angostura cream, and a dash of cinnamon.
Black Eye Coffee
Stop by the stunning Black Eye Coffee Cap Hill on a colder day and order the "On the Ropes," a cocktail similar to a Hot Toddy, but with a twist. Demera sugar cube, house-made coffee bitters, and a splash of hot water are all combined in a mug, then Rittenhouse rye is lit on fire and poured tableside with an orange peel flamed over the top.
Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant
Irish pubs are known for booze served hot - such classics as the Irish coffee can attest to that. Fado's serves a hot cinnamon cider made with Fireball whiskey and hot apple cider topped with whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon.
Hot sake is one of the finer pleasures in life, and that pleasure is doubled when served in cocktail form at Sushi Den. Alongside mounds of expertly crafted sushi rolls, try the "Purple Haze," a hot cocktail made with sake and Chambord.
The Thin Man
This quirky Uptown favorite serves a mean hot mulled wine in the colder months. It's an aromatic, spiced beverage that warms and comforts from the inside out.
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