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MICHELIN Guide Inspectors’ Favorite Cocktails in Colorado

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Editor's Pick cocktails Inspectors Colorado MICHELIN Guide Ceremony

Drinking on the job may be verboten for most, but for MICHELIN Guide Inspectors, a few sips are just part of the role. They’ve perused their fair share of wine lists, considered the finer points of whiskey, sipped tequilas and more, all in their thirst for the best. Herewith, the three favorite drinks (with spirits and without) that stood out this year.

Hop Alley, Denver
Cocktail: Bee's Knees

“Their cocktail program is very interesting with their twists on classics, like the Bee’s Knees done with chili crisp-infused honey.”

Photo: Meg Hammerbeck/Hop Alley
Photo: Meg Hammerbeck/Hop Alley

Brutø, Denver
Cocktail: NA Spring Pea Collins

“I was thoroughly impressed by the non-alcoholic beverage pairing. Each creation was lovely, however the Spring Pea Collins made from a NA heirloom wheatberry "spirit" with pea shoots and yuzu was stunning.”

Photo: Jeff Fierberg/Brutø
Photo: Jeff Fierberg/Brutø

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The Ginger Pig, Denver
Cocktail: The Paper Crane

“The Paper Crane with hibiscus, Sichuan peppercorn, toki whiskey, amaro nonino, aperol, yuzu liquer, and clarified lemon is a play on the new classic “paper plane” cocktail.”

Photo: Courtesy of The Ginger Pig
Photo: Courtesy of The Ginger Pig

Hero image: Jeff Fierberg/Brutø

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