What a beautiful, golden cocktail we have for Day 8 of the 12 Cheers of Christmas. For this one, you’ll “have to” go to Vail. Small sacrifice to make, we’d say. Get social with us and this series! Follow and share #12CheersIGTD.
(L)arkspur in Vail has whipped up the Russian Storm. It’s made with Russian Standard Vodka, gingerbread syrup and Goslings Ginger Beer. The drink was created a few years back as an ode to the gingerbread houses commonly seen around the holidays.
This libation is a creative twist on the Moscow Mule. The gingerbread syrup is unique to (L)arkspur and is a recipe that Josh Stevenson (former bar manager) and Christopher Eckert (current beverage director ) tweaked throughout the years to make it just right. The secret is to remove the ginger and the orange peel before the syrup takes on a bitter flavor profile.