For the Love of Libations 7

The best local mixologists show us the art of a signature cocktail.


The Bitter Bar

James Lee, owner of The Bitter Bar, is well-known in the Boulder bar scene as a master mixologist who comes up with creative, hand-crafted cocktails. Lee showed us how to make a Pimm’s Cup, The Bitter Bar’s signature drink that also happens to be a perfect refresher for a sunny afternoon. This hot spot has a relaxed atmosphere with unique drinks, small taster plates and weekly live music. Visit The Bitter Bar and enjoy a drink at 835 Walnut Street.

OAK at Fourteenth

When it comes to OAK at Fourteenth’s drink menu, it’s all about what’s in season. This contemporary restaurant is a place where bartenders incorporate unique spirits with local seasonal flavor, although as we learned with our visit, there’s always room for an iconic cocktail. OAK’s mixologist whipped us up a classic mint julep featuring bourbon whiskey and fresh mint. Visit OAK at 1400 Pearl Street and get a taste of Bryan Dayton’s, owner and beverage director, seasonally-inspired drink menu.