Reimagining the Sidecar

B&GC bartender Matt Samson conjured up this Colorado version of the classic winter cocktail.

Photo by Joni Schrantz

“The base of bourbon gives it a hint of ruggedness, while the soft herbaceousness of the Yellow Chartreuse makes it undeniably luxurious. It’s a combination that captures the spirit of Denver.”—Matt Samson, B&GC bartender

Apres Todd

2 oz. Blade & Bow Bourbon
¾ oz. Yellow Chartreuse
¼ oz. vanilla-infused honey
¾ oz. lemon juice
1 dash Bar Keep Apple Bitters
2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously with ice until ingredients have incorporated. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon peel.

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Halcyon, a hotel in Cherry Creek