Peaks Lounge holiday cocktails should get you in the Christmas spirit
When you gaze out those big picture windows of the Peaks Lounge, on the 27th floor of the Hyatt Regency Denver, you may not spot much snow on the mountains -- but inside the bar, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Particularly if you try one of the holiday drinks that the Peaks introduced this month.
- Guess where I'm drinking Barracuda Punch?
When we asked for a few of the recipes, Maryann Yuthas, director of communications for the hotel, obliged with the basics behind several of the cocktails -- enough to give you a taste for what delights await on the 27th floor.
1 ¾ oz. 3 Olives chocolate vodka
¼ oz white crème de menthe
¼ simple syrup
Mix and serve in a chocolate-rimmed martini glass
The Snow Man ($10)
1 ¾ oz vodka
1 oz hazelnut Kahlua
Top with half-and-half and serve on the rocks
The Night Cap ($10)
Top with whipped cream and a caramel drizzle
The Peaks is located on the 27th floor of the Hyatt Regency Denver, and opens at 4 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and at 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. And if you enjoy your holiday spirits less on the sweet side, there's a full bar -- with more than forty wines offered by the glass.
Get the Dining Newsletter
The week's top local food news and events, plus interviews with chefs and restaurant owners, dining tips, and a peek at our print review.