CapRock FarmBar’s New Deal
“There’s always some kind of science project going on,” says David Donovan, manager of the showcase for Peak Spirits that is CapRock FarmBar, located smack in the middle of the action at The Source. Sure enough, the island counter’s lined with the Mason jars and apothecary bottles whose contents factor into its tightly curated list of seasonal cocktails, all featuring products from Lance and Anna Hanson’s celebrated organic Hotchkiss distillery.
Among them right now is The New Deal (pictured right), which “pays homage to the Sazerac - only a winterized Colorado version,” as Donovan puts it. CapRock Rosa Senza Grappa “is macerated with pink rosebud and anise for a nice digestive aspect. Adding cocoa syrup gives it a warming feel, along with Peychaud’s Bitters and black-tea tincture to round it out.” In short, don’t let the words “cocoa syrup” fool you; served over hand-cut ice with an orange twist, this one’s all about balance, not sweetness.
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