Photography: Breckenridge Ol' Fashioned/Courtesy Breckenridge Distillery

Bring refreshing warm-weather drinks from the world’s highest distillery down to your level.

Colorado should be as well-known for its craft spirits as it is the state’s craft beer culture. Laid-back operations like Breckenridge Distillery, which bills itself as the world’s highest distillery, is just one example.

Breckenridge Ol’ Fashioned

2½ ounces Breckenridge Port Cask Bourbon
½ ounce raw sugar
2 dashes barrel-aged whiskey bitters
1 Luxardo cherry, for garnish
Fresh orange zest, for garnish

Mix liquid ingredients in cocktail shaker. Shake, and pour into glass. Garnish with Luxardo cherry and fresh orange zest.

Photography: Genever Juice/Courtesy Breckenridge Distillery

Genever Juice

1½ ounces gin
½ ounce lemon juice
¾ ounce rosemary simple syrup
1 rosemary sprig, for garnish
1 dehydrated lemon chip, for garnish (optional)

Mix liquid ingredients in cocktail shaker. Shake, and pour over ice. Garnish with rosemary and dehydrated lemon chip.

Porch Pounder 

1½ ounces Breckenridge Pear vodka
1 kiwi, sliced and muddled without skin
5 ounces lemonade
Sliced kiwi, for garnish
Lemon zest, for garnish

Muddle one sliced kiwi in cocktail shaker. Add Breckenridge Pear vodka and lemonade with ice. Shake, and strain over ice.

For more information on Breckenridge Distillery and their products, visit the distillery’s website.

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