Vesta Dipping Grill gets happy with its Colorado cocktails
Lori Midson

Vesta Dipping Grill gets happy with its Colorado cocktails

For two hours last Friday, I was happy, happy, happy. The reason for my happiness? Vesta Dipping Grill, more specifically, the happy hour at Vesta Dipping Grill (1822 Blake Street), which runs Monday through Friday, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., and may very well be the happiest deal in Denver, if not for the $2 eats, which are excellent, then for the killer cocktails, many of them fashioned with Colorado liquids, that are priced at $7.

Vesta Dipping Grill gets happy with its Colorado cocktails

We stuffed ourselves with shrimp and scallop ceviche and Thai-chile tuna, and then turned our attention to alcoholic nectar, which is how Westword drink of the week columnist Nancy Levine and I somehow managed to sample a half dozen cocktails -- everything from a fresh cherry mojito that I sucked down way too quickly to the blackberry sage smash made with Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey, fresh muddled blackberries and sage, a squirt of fresh lemon and simple syrup poured over ice.


It was essentially a porn parade of cocktails, the photos of which you can view after the jump.
Vesta Dipping Grill gets happy with its Colorado cocktails
Vesta Dipping Grill gets happy with its Colorado cocktails
Vesta Dipping Grill gets happy with its Colorado cocktails
Vesta Dipping Grill gets happy with its Colorado cocktails
Vesta Dipping Grill gets happy with its Colorado cocktails
Vesta Dipping Grill gets happy with its Colorado cocktails


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