Acorn and Green Russell show us the art of a crafted cocktail.


Green Russell

This is a chef-driven cocktail joint that is in the underbelly of the historic streets of Denver. This speakeasy makes specialty, custom cocktails with plenty of spirits from local distilleries. We met Adam Hodak, the managing partner of Green Russell, who brought us underground to the stylish lair. He made the Green Russell’s signature drink, a raspberry Bramble, with Leopold Bros. small batch gin. If you’re ever around Larimer Square, don’t overlook this secluded bar located at 1422 Larimer St. It’s really a hidden gem. GreenRussell.com


When it comes to Acorn’s drink menu, it’s all about what’s in season. Bryan Dayton is the owner and beverage director at this eclectic American restaurant. Dayton’s seasonally inspired drink menu has a mix of creative, crafted cocktails and iconic drinks. Acorn’s signature cocktail is a mint julep featuring bourbon whiskey and fresh mint. Visit Acorn at 3350 Brighton Blvd. and grab a drink. DenverAcorn.com