March is just around the corner, which means that winter is in full swing here in Colorado. Ryan Layman, the bar manager atSteuben's Food Service
, has recognized this by creating a new cocktail menu to beat the winter blues.
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The Late Winter Cocktail Menu features a mix of Steuben's original cocktails as well as some new drinks you won't find anywhere else. "My inspiration for cocktail creations is to take classic recipes/structures and tweek them a bit. There is no sense in messing with what's worked for a hundred years!" Layman says. The Immigrant, a new house favorite, is a mixture of Jameson, Fernet Branca, Averna Amaro and maraschino Liqueur. Layman came up with the concoction while guest-bartending at Linger with his twin brother, Randy, because he wanted to feature a cocktail with spirits that the industry drinks. "As far as naming the cocktails, I usually am inspired by song titles," Layman notes.
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The new drink menu includes such Steuben's staples as The Zombie and The Sloe Starter, as well as crowd favorites like The Alexander No. 1. Layman also added a couple of new beers -- among them the Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes and Colette from Great Divide -- as well as an updated wine list.