| June 29, 2016 | Food & Drink
Bubbly cocktails are a summer rite of passage, and we rounded up five drinks to toast to the long, warm days ahead.
The sun-drenched pool and hot tub at 39 Degrees are the perfect place to enjoy this rockstar of a drink featuring St. Germain elderflower liqueur, apricot, strawberry liqueur, and sparkling wine. 709 E Durant Ave., 970-925-6760
Nestled at the base of Aspen Mountain with a large patio that plays host to live music and plenty of afternoon and early evening revelry, Ajax Tavern never seems to slow down. Sit and sip the Ajax Strawberry Lemonade, with local Woody Creek Distillers Vodka, lemonade, strawberry purée, and San Pellegrino Limonata. 685 E Durant Ave., 970-920-6334
The second-floor deck at BB’s offers a perfectly framed view of Aspen Mountain, and a coveted place to enjoy drinks like the Sopris Spritzer, made from Contratto Aperitif, Prosecco, and fresh-squeezed orange juice. 525 E Cooper Ave., 970-429-8284
Sometimes the simplest drinks are the best, like the Raventós I Blanc De Nit Rosé Cava on the menu at Chef’s Club. The rosé is a blend of the three classical white grapes from the region: macabeo, xarello, and parellada. 315 E Dean St., 970-429-9581
The Victorian that houses this Main Street upscale Japanese eatery serves up the freshest fish in town, along with some of the most delicious cocktails. The Matsutini includes Hangar 1 Vodka, Sudachi Shochu, passion fruit puree, and Japanese Yuzu topped with Champagne. 303 E Main St., 970-544-6628