Durango is known for many things, including it's great restaurants, breweries and bars. Durango bars often offer unique, unforgettable cocktails that you'll love. We've gathered some recipes for visitor favorites for you to mix up at home. Check out these cool Durango cocktails and try mixing one up at home.
Prickly Pear Margarita
Nayarit Mexican Cuisine's favorite cocktail to serve guests is their Prickly Pear Margarita. This margarita puts a spin on an everyday favorite found at many Durango bars. This cocktail features 100% agave tequila with flavoring from prickly pear syrup and purée.
- 2-Oz of tequila silver 100% agave
- 1- Oz of triple sec orange liquor
- 1- Oz prickly pear syrup
- 1- Oz of prickly pear purée
- 1-Oz of fresh squeezed lime juice
In a cocktail shaker combine all the ingredients and shake. Rim glass with kosher salt. Fill glass with ice, pour in cocktail from shaker and garnish with a lime wedge.
El Moro Spirits & Tavern's Symmetry cocktail has a local connection with Honey House Distillery utilizing their Hex Vodka and also incorporating another Colorado product, Leopold Brothers Blackberry Liqueur. This cocktail has been a staple for the restaurant and is a fan favorite. This cocktail is a perfect porch sipper during spring and into the summer months.
- .5 oz. Simple Syrup
- .25 oz. Leopold Brothers Blackberry Liqueur
- .75 oz. Lemon Juice
- 1.5 oz. Honey House Distillery Hex Vodka
Add Simple Syrup, Lemon Juice and Vodka to shaking tin. Add ice and shake well for approximately 10 seconds or until ingredients have been properly chilled, mixed and diluted. Using an Hawthorne Strainer, strain the mixture into a Double Old Fashioned Glass. Add ice and drizzle Leopold Bros. Blackberry Liqueur around the top of the cocktail and garnish with a Lemon Wheel. Enjoy!
The Bookcase & Barber's cocktail "Faulkner" is a tribute to an author. They offer a list of ten authors and their favorite classic cocktails from back in their day. William Faulkner preferred a mint julep so they have penned their mint julep the "Faulkner." This recipe is always on our menu at The Bookcase and a classic that can be easily made at home.
- Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
- Simple Syrup
- Fresh Mint
- House Barber’s Bitters
- Lemon Wedge & Fresh Spring Mint For Garnish
Place the mint, simple syrup, and bitters into a metal mixing tin. Muddle well to release the oil and aroma of the mint. Add the bourbon. Fill with ice and shake and strain into a metal julep cup that has been filled with crushed ice. Garnish with the mint sprig and a lemon wedge.