(Guest Post by Laura Lieff)
Although spring in the Rockies usually involves a mix of snow and sunshine with varying temperatures, summer isn’t too far away which means a wide array of outdoor activities for Colorado enthusiasts. Partaking in activities like camping, hiking, fishing, rafting, and paddle boarding, just to name a few, typically means being gone for several hours so delicious food and thirst-quenching libations are definitely on the packing list.
For those who look forward to enjoying cocktails following an outdoor adventure, and who prefer to drink something other than beer, here are a few concoctions that feature delicious spirits and just a few ingredients (no blenders needed) which minimizes how much needs to be brought along:
This one is for the tequila drinkers! Combine Herradura tequila (which was a family business out of Jalisco, Mexico for 125 years), grapefruit soda, and a squeeze of lime over ice. Tangy, fruity, refreshing, and delicious!
Crisp grapefruit juice and Woody Creek vodka is the perfect combination for those looking for a taste that is simple and invigorating. Add some seltzer water if you have it and top it off with lime!
Created in Woody Creek, Colorado, the makers of this spirit are three longtime friends (and Colorado residents) who use produce grown on their family farm and the farms of
Mix Proper Twelve Whiskey, ginger ale, and lime for a libation that’s easy and enjoyable to drink while taking in panoramic views. Produced at the oldest whiskey distillery in Ireland, Proper Twelve was launched in 2018 by a Dublin 12 local named Connor McGregor who also happens to be a Mix Martial Arts champion. With an Irish name and a background like that, how can anyone question the whiskey’s authenticity?
When heading out on your next adventure, stop by Grappa and pick up your favorite spirit (or all three) and don’t forget the ice and limes!
Bringing over twelve years of professional writing experience, Laura Lieff has written for a variety of publications in Denver, Boulder, and the Vail Valley. She also writes content and handles the PR for a variety of clients through her business, Lieff Ink, and is a tutor and teaching assistant for Colorado Mountain College in Edwards. You may contact Laura at www.lauralieff.com.