Posted on 26 Oct 2020
Every year, the first Colorado snowfall inspires us to curl up with our favorite warm beverages. This season, go beyond adding a splash of whatever’s-in-the-cabinet to your evening tea and craft a truly tasty cocktail containing Colorado ingredients. Continue reading to try out these five stellar recipes.
This savory treat is perfect for chilly evenings spent entertaining your friends and neighbors. Traditionally, red wine is used in this recipe as it tends to be full in body and will hold its structure when slightly heated in a slow cooker or saucepan. Online, you’ll be able to order a case of delicious reds from wineries like Two Rivers Winery on Colorado’s iconic Western Slope. Around Denver, try full body reds from urban wineries like Bigsby’s Folly and Infinite Monkey Theorem. When you buy a home at Reunion, consider Oakwood Homes. Modern open concept floorplans make it easy for your guests to return to the kitchen for a much needed refill.
Using just four ingredients, combining tea and whiskey has never been tastier. Fortunately, Colorado has been on the forefront of craft whiskey for several years — allowing you access to some of the finest and well-developed bottles around. Distilleries like Stranahan’s and Breckenridge Distillery offer unique recipes using local ingredients that are sure to take your tea to the next level. Retreat to a stunning covered patio to enjoy your toddy on a warm winter evening or in the cool, crisp air. TRI Pointe Homes offers gorgeous outdoor patios that maximize your living and entertaining space.
Before you get brewing, grab a bag of roasted coffee beans from Reunion Coffee House. Open for curbside and pick-up orders, you’ll love having decadent, fresh coffee for your adult beverage. Put a kick in your coffee with local whiskey uniquely crafted in the Irish style. The combination of warming whiskey, strong coffee, and a generous dollop of cream create an unforgettable sipping experience. For a new twist on the classic, try it with cold brew coffee!
With a splash of peppermint schnapps — from local company Lee Spirits — welcome the holiday season with this festive apres dinner cocktail. Consider adding a splash of Kahlua coffee liqueur for a boost in flavor and richness. In a one-of-a-kind kitchen from Richmond American, you’ll love topping your mug with mini marshmallows and colorful candy canes. Gleaming countertops and ample storage space make it easy for you to let your creative juices — and the schnapps — flow.
Hot Apple Cider
There are few seasonal combos more famous than apple and cinnamon. Bring your sweet cider to the dark side by adding toasted cinnamon sticks and a healthy serving of bourbon or whiskey. After you’ve infused your cider with a few cinnamon sticks, hit it with a local favorite like Straight Bourbon from Leopold Bros. If you prefer whiskey, incorporate a bit of award-winning American Single Malt Whiskey from Deerhammer. For a festive gift, round up the ingredients, a bottle of bourbon, and a gorgeous mug to share with your loved ones.
When you buy a home at Reunion, you’ll enjoy pen concept floorplans, stunning upgrades — like optional covered patios — and modern kitchens to release your inner mixologist. Whether you whip up a frothy hot cocoa or a steaming cup of Irish coffee, you’ll love relaxing into the holiday season with these seasonal recipes. Let’s chat.