Best Vodka Cocktails

Hailing form Aspen, Colorado, Ski Patrol boasts sweet citrus flavors

A snowy, white sugared rim pays homage to Aspen's famous slopes.

Aspen Kitchen, Aspen, CO

Created by: David Burke Group

3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 ounce raw sugar simple syrup (see directions below)
1 ounce Woody Creek vodka
1/4 ounce Belvedere Citrus vodka
3/4 ounce Saracco Moscato D'Asti
1 teaspoon raw sugar
Confectioner's sugar
Lemon twist, for garnsh

Place the lemon juice, raw sugar simple syrup, Woody Creek vodka and Belvedere Citrus vodka in a mixing glass. Add large ice cubes and shake vigorously. Pour in Sarraco Moscato D'Asti and tumble roll back and forth once. Rim a cocktail glass with lemon juice, then lightly dip it in confectioner's sugar. Double-strain the mixing glass liquid and carefully pour into the cocktail glass. Add raw sugar and let it settle on the bottom of the glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Raw Sugar Simple Syrup

1 cup raw sugar
1 cup water
Combine the sugar and water in a pot and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve. The liquid will be grainy, then cloudy, and is ready when it is completely clear.

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Aspen CO 81611 U.S.


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