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  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    Five New Summer-to-Fall Drinks to Try in Denver

    August is winding down and ingredients are changing with the seasons. Denver bartenders and brewers are gearing up for a seasonal shift in what we crave once the weather turns a tad cooler and days get shorter. It's still Summer so there's plenty of bright citrus and fun flavor combos, but richer, d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2014

    Fernet takes us behind the bar at Harold's Bayonet Room

    When Colorado booze manages to infiltrate the secretive San Francisco market, it's time to take notice. A recent trip to the Other Queen City found bottles of Leopold Bros. Highland Amaro Fernet being downed. This, in a place where Fernet Branca, the leading manufacturer of the bitter-tasting stuff, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    Coming of age with 21 drinks: Doing it the Old-Fashioned way at The Classic

    Over the past few months, I've enjoyed breakfast drinks, sophisticated French cocktails, erudite winter warmers and a desperate cry for help in liquid form. All this fancy mixology stuff is well and good. But to quote Liberace by way of De La Soul, for my next number I'd like to return to the class ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Coming of age with 21 drinks: Extra spooky Halloween edition at Double Daughter's

    Halloween is associated with three things: monsters and ghosts wandering the streets, bags and bags of candy, and alcohol poisoning. That's because once we grow past trick-or-treating age, Jaeger and Miller replace Hershey's and Reese's for many of us. But your oh-so-clever Jersey Shore costume does ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    Old Major salutes the summer with a new happy hour menu...and new hours

    Old Major, which has been packing in fans since it opened almost six months ago, will introduce an extension of its hours today -- the better to accommodate a new summer happy hour. "Our new happy hour menu is much more food-driven," says Justin Brunson, executive chef, in announcing the switch. "We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Ten favorite cocktails (with recipes!) from ten favorite Denver bartenders

    I'm a big fan of cocktails and have been drinking them longer than some of my coworkers have been alive. But for many people who have never had a real cocktail, ordering one for the first time can be intimidating. Big menus, unusual names, unfamiliar spirits...you get the point. If you are going t ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 27, 2012
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    December 27, 2012

    Trends without end, round two: Beer, beer cocktails and the whole beast

    What will be the big culinary trends in 2013? As we prepare for a new year in gastronomy, we posed that question to dozens of people in the local food business, everyone from chefs and pastry magicians to restaurant brokers and PR consultants, from brewers and grape gurus to realtors and pig farmers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Kevin Burke fills Catherine's Cup with holiday cheer

    To celebrate the luckiest day of the year -- 12/12/12 -- Ron Abuelo rums asked a dozen mixologists across the country to a create a signature cocktail as a toast to the holiday season. Kevin Burke of Colt & Gray, who won our Best Bartender award in the Best of Denver 2011, is part of the lineup. H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Williams & Graham wraps up new food and cocktail menus for the holidays

    Williams & Graham just celebrated its first birthday. And although the new take on an old-style speakeasy at 3160 Tejon Street hit some bumps on the road to opening -- including a liquor-license snafu -- the path has been clear since it opened last November. In fact, the place is usually packed, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Liquid porn: Sean Kenyon showcases his new Squeaky Bean cocktails

    Sean Kenyon isn't the kind of guy to shy away from the spotlight -- or the liquor cabinet. The Denver-based cocktail kingpin (or bartender, as he prefers) has been slinging drinks for 26 years, and he's incredibly good at it, racking up contest titles and accolades around the world, sitting on the b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Guess where I'm drinking this Vieux Carré?

    The Vieux Carré was invented in 1938 by Walter Bergeron at the Monteleone Hotel in New Orleans. It's one of my favorite classic cocktails, a mix of rye, cognac, sweet vermouth, Benedictine and Peychaud's and Angostura bitters. When made well, it's a fantastic drink -- when made poorly, it's undrink ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Madison Street bartender Matty Durgin brings back the tiki tradition

    If you're looking for a proper tiki drink in Denver -- you know, a Polynesian-themed sour rum cocktail that soared to popularity in the 1940s and 1950s -- Matty Durgin, barman at Madison Street, is your man. He's built a fan following for his tiki drinks, which he showcases once a week on Tiki Tuesd ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 29, 2011
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    December 22, 2011

    Five festive cocktails that aren't just hot chocolate with schnapps

    someecards.com​We'll drink just about anything hot this time (and temperature) of the year, hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps (or some other sort of delicious liqueur) included. But there are a few cocktails on drink lists right now that make us clap our chilled hands with delight: Their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Behind the bar with Joshua Smith at TAG and Williams & Graham

    courtesy of Joshua Smith​Joshua Smith, who divides his bartending time between TAG and Williams & Graham, has been slinging drinks for all of his adult life, but his first foray into the profession was a bit of a fluke. "My dad used to be a chef, so I'd been in the kitchen for a long time, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Foodography! Pinche Taqueria opens today in Uptown

    Lori Midson​It may be Halloween, but today also marks the opening (finally!) of Pinche Taqueria, Kevin Morrison's taco-hustling brick-and-mortar -- the follow-up to his taco wagon, which was one of the first mobile street food slingers to hit the streets of Denver.

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Five Denver bartenders mix up vodka cocktails you can make at home

    Kevin BurkeThe Gypsy Cocktail by Kevin Burke.​Vodka has been the most popular spirit in America since the 1970s, and there's no sign of it slowing down. As outlined in "Clear Thinking," this week's cover story about Spring44, vodka's popularity keeps growing year after year, expanding into a m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Ask the Bartender: Meet Alexandra Parks, Colorado Cocktail contestant

    ​Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Bartender of the Week: Meet Justin Lavenue, Colorado Cocktail contestant

    ​Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Ask the Bartender: Meet Kevin Burke, Colorado Cocktail contestant

    ​Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Ask the bartender: Lemon or lime in a Pisco sour?

    ​Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Ask the bartender: Wake up and smell the cocktails!

    ​Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Ask the bartender: When does brandy become cognac?

    ​Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Bryan Dayton and Randy Layman move on to the national 42Below Cocktail World Cup competition

    Tyler Nemkov​At a Sunday night event featuring bizarro go-go girl oompa loompa hybrids, an old-timey popcorn machine and an announcer named DumpTruck, Oak at Fourteenth's Bryan Dayton and Steuben's Randy Layman proved to be the biggest attraction. Tyler NemkovOkay, so what would you call the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Ask the bartender: Warming to hot toddies and Irish coffee

    ​Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Ask the bartender: Sean Kenyon delivers a punch

    ​Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Ask the bartender: Giving all those old bar terms the finger

    ​Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Ask the bartender: What's the perfect Old Fashioned?

    ​Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Ask the bartender: How to make a Manhattan

    ​Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Randall Layman's Tales of the Cocktail, round three

    Randall Layman, a bartender at Vesta Dipping Grill, is just back from New Orleans, where he attended his first Tales of the Cocktail. We'll be printing his dispatches -- here are the first and second installments -- all week. Day Three: With the curtains closed tight over the window in my room an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Randall Layman's Tales of the Cocktail, day one

    Taryn Kapronica​Randall Layman, a bartender at Vesta Dipping Grill, is just back from New Orleans, where he attended his first Tales of the Cocktail. We'll be printing his dispatches all week. Day one: Passing the Superdome and several cemeteries before landing in the epicenter of Bourbon S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Pour on the Love: Burning Desire from Vesta Dipping Grill

    Lori Midson ​Denver's Independent Network of Restaurants (DINR), the group responsible for Harvest Week and A Saucy Affair, is asking its member restaurants to spread the love...through their liquid assets as part of DINR's Valentine's Day Cocktail Contest. The competition, which has already ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Tonight: Mixologist Monday at TAG

    ​We love it when restaurants try new things -- like TAG's Mixologist Monday, which will feature special guest bartender Michael Martenson of Ron Zacapa Rum (plus TAG bar manager Mike Henderson). Anytime between 5 and 10 p.m. tonight, the 'tenders will take you through an array of tasty cocktai ... More >>

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    September 1, 2009

    Behind the Bar: Sean Kenyon of Steuben's

    Lori MidsonSteuben's bartender Sean Kenyon with his wife, Heather​It seems oxymoronic to call a guy covered in tattoos a geek, but when it comes to cocktails, Sean Kenyon is the biggest geek in town. He has taken his engineering coursework and applied it to the engineering of cocktails, with i ... More >>

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