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Cocktail of the Week - Honey on my Mind

It’s summer! Which means gin & tonics, err, gin and arugulas??

Arugula might not be the first ingredient that comes to mind when making cocktails; however, we promise that it’s peppery green flavor works perfectly in this refreshing summer sipper. 

 
Honey on my Mind

Honey on my Mind

 
Once you taste the sweet honey, you want more of that.
— Garbine Muguruza
 
 

Ingredients:

  • CopperMuse Gin with Hibiscus 

  • Muddled Arugula

  • Lime

  • Honey Simple Syrup

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The rosy color of our gin is from hibiscus flowers. CopperMuse Gin with Hibiscus is a delicate and drinkable gin.

The rosy color of our gin is from hibiscus flowers. CopperMuse Gin with Hibiscus is a delicate and drinkable gin.

 
Star Wars Day Cocktail Ideas!

Yeah, yeah, yeah we know- pretty much EVERY day is Star Wars Day. But, it’s still fun to have one day set aside to nerd out about all things from that galaxy far, far away. "May the 4th be with you." What started as pun warmly shared by fans has become a full-fledged Star Wars holiday. So, come on by Acme Liquor and grab the ingredients for one, or all, of these out-of-this-world cocktails!

 
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The “Drink Me, You Will”

1 1⁄2 oz Calvados

1 oz Apple cider

1⁄2 oz Sage simple syrup*

1⁄2 oz Fresh lemon juice

6 Basil leaves

Garnish: Sage leaves

Add all the ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake.

Strain into Martini glass.

Garnish with 2 fresh sage leaves.

*Sage simple syrup: Heat 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water together over medium-low heat, stirring often, until dissolved. Allow to cool. Transfer to an airtight container, add 8 sage leaves, cut in half, and steep overnight. Remove in the morning.

 
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The “Death Star”

1 oz Jägermeister

1 oz Gentleman Jack Tennessee whiskey

1 oz Grey Goose vodka

1 oz Triple sec

2 oz Sour mix

2 oz Coca-Cola

Add all the ingredients in a Collins glass over ice and stir.

 
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The “Java the Hutt”

1 1⁄2 oz Cutwater Fugu horchata vodka

2 oz Cold-brew coffee

1⁄2 oz Half-and-half

1⁄4 oz Giffard white crème de cacao liqueur

1⁄2 oz Simple syrup

Garnish: Cinnamon sugar

Add all the ingredients into a shaker and dry-shake (without ice) for 5 seconds.

Add ice, and shake again until well-chilled.

Strain into a Collins glass over fresh ice.

Garnish with 1 pinch of cinnamon sugar.

 

We’d love to hear how your Star Wars day was! Did you need to use the Force to make these cocktails?? Or, did you create something new?

(Thanks to the folks at Liquor.com for their stellar ideas!)

 
Cocktail of the Week - Rosemary Ruby

Planning a Spring Fling, or perhaps a May Day or Mother’s Day event?

This recipe is sure to please!

 
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I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade...And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.
— Ron White
 
 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 12 sprigs rosemary

  • 3 cups ruby-red grapefruit juice

  • 1 1/2 cups Prairie Organic Vodka

  • 3/4 teaspoon Fees Grapefruit Bitters

  • ice cubes

Preparation:

In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup water, the sugar, and 6 rosemary sprigs to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer until the liquid is clear, about 5 minutes. Let cool; discard the rosemary.

In a pitcher, combine the grapefruit juice, vodka, bitters and 3/4 cup rosemary-sugar syrup. Pour into 6 rocks glasses filled with ice cubes and garnish each with a rosemary sprig.

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Cocktail of the Week - Citrus Gin Spritzer

Well, the forecast is a calling for another “bomb cyclone” weather event,

but we’re planning for spring cocktails anyway!

 
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Fortunately there is gin, the sole glimmer in this darkness.
Do you feel the golden, copper-coloured light it kindles in you? I like walking through the city of an evening in the warmth of gin.
— Albert Camus
 
 

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves

  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup

  • 3 tablespoons gin

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1/2 cup seltzer

  • Crushed ice

  • Lemon, lime and orange zest strips

Method:

Add mint and agave to a short glass; muddle gently. Stir in gin and lemon juice. Stir in seltzer and fill with ice. Garnish with zest strips.

Cocktail of the Week - "Deep Cleanse"

This recipe incorporates a healthy dose of cucumber and aloe vera.

It’s perfect for some post-sun hydration.

 
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When making a version of this maritime classic, we distill each component, including juniper, coriander, cardamom, and Bergamot, individually before bringing them together, creating a bold, and aromatic gin that will shine in any mixed drink. The term navy strength was bestowed by the British Royal Navy only on those gins high enough in proof to still render gunpowder flammable should it be drenched by the spirit.
— The Fine Folks @ Leopold Bros. Spirits
 
 

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Leopold Brother's Navy Gin

  • 2 oz aloe vera Juice

  • 1/2 oz simple syrup

  • 3 slices cucumber

  • Squeeze of fresh lime

Method:

  • Muddle cucumber and simple syrup.

  • Add other ingredients and shake well.

  • Strain and serve up in a cocktail glass.

  • Garnish with a cucumber slice.

Cocktail of the Week - Colorado Mule

An authentic Colorado Mule featuring Telluride Whiskey & Infuse Bitters made with Saranac Ginger Beer .

 
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We love Moscow Mules here in Crested Butte, Colorado - but we like to do them just a little bit differently.

At Acme Liquor Store we special order Saranac Ginger Beer out of New York. Once you taste it you’ll understand why!

Legend has it that Ginger Beer heals the soul and cures your ailments . . . Saranac Ginger Beer will make you stand up and take notice! We use “tons of ginger” for an effervescent and slightly tart and snappy taste. Mix it, drink it, do whatever- you’ll love the real “ginger snap” that makes our Saranac Ginger Beer excitingly refreshing.
— The Fine Folks @ Saranac Brewing
 
Photo Credit: Telluride Brewing Company

Photo Credit: Telluride Brewing Company

 

If you prefer your Mules with vodka, we won’t judge. Just be sure to choose Telluride Vodka - it’s worth it! And, don’t forget the bitters. We suggest Infuse’s Ginger Bitters for that extra ginger love!

Photo Credit: Infuse Bitters

Photo Credit: Infuse Bitters

Ingredients:

Method:

  • Garnish with a fresh lime

  • Serve over ice, and enjoy!

Basic New Year's Hangover Cure
Lazy persons guide to the perfect bloody mary

Feeling it from last night’s festivities? We have just the cure!

A super basic, no-fail Bloody Mary.

Who wants to mess with all the toppings and garnish when your head is pounding? Not us! But bacon- that’s a necessity. Grease + Protein + Amazing Bloody Mix + A Decent Vodka = Bye Bye Hangover.

We recommend throwing a package of thick cut bacon in the oven at 375 on a foil-lined tray for about 12-15 min (keep an eye on it and check every couple of minutes after 12 min). Once the bacon is as crisp or floppy as you like and has cooled just a a bit, be sure to lay your bacon on a few paper towels to catch the excess grease.

While the bacon is cooking, grab some ice and fill nearly to the rim, and pour in your vodka of choice. Next, be sure to shake your mix really well before opening, then pour ‘til about 3/4 full (to leave room for the bacon!). Don’t forget to mix or stir. If you’re feeling extra lazy, just grab a butter knife and give it a swirl.

For this recipe we went with Monopolowa Vodka and Michelada and Bloody Maria Mix. The Bloody Maria Mix has just the right amount of spice for most and brings a thick, homemade feel to your Bloody. Add pepper and hot sauce of choice if you need more kick.

Once the bacon is finished and the grease has been patted off, chop a few slices into bits and add to your mix along with a strip or two and enjoy!

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Cocktail of the Week: The Classic Manhattan

A Classic Manhattan featuring Knob Creek Rye

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Knob Creek Rye whiskey

  • 1 oz. Boissiere Sweet vermouth

  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

  • 1 dash of Fee's Grapefruit bitters

  • Lemon peel

  • Garnish: Two Luxardo Maraschino Cherries

Directions:

Pour the whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters into a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir well and then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Twist and discard lemon peel. Garnish and serve. Cheers!

Knob Creek Classic Manhattan, Crested Butte Liquor Store

Photos from Knob Creek

 
 
Summer Peach Manhattan

It's the peak of Peach Season in Colorado, do it up right with this Summer Peach Manhattan!!!

Summer Peach Manhattan

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 Large Ripe Peach, skinned & sliced into wedges
  • 2 oz. Peach Schnapps
  • 3 oz. Four Roses Bourbon
  • 1/2 oz. Sweet Vermouth
  • Ice 

Method:
Using a blender mix Peaches & Schnapps until smooth, strain if desired.

Pour Peach & Schnapps mixture into a cocktail shaker filled with ice

Add Bourbon & Vermouth and shake vigorously

Pour into a chilled glass and garnish with sliced peaches.

 

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