Scott and I recently returned from a vacation to Fraser, Colorado. It was a three week trip all told, but ten glorious days in the Rocky Mountains. While we did enjoy drinks and meals at a few local establishments, and we did avail ourselves of the local cuisine (yes, much to my surprise, Rocky Mountains Oysters are real...I always thought it was a joke,) most nights we cooked in and made drinks from our own mobile bar.
Before leaving the Keys, we stocked up on 4 bottles of Ron Zacapa rum, the best rum in the world. It's not easy to find outside of the Keys, so we weren't taking any chances. Our mobile bar also included a bottle of El Dorado rum, a bottle of Grey Goose and a large Skyy. When we got to Fraser, we picked up a bottle of Stoli Blueberry Vodka, a couple nice bottles of red wine and 2 bottles of bubbly. Found a bottle of Orange Bitters in the spice cabinet of the rental house.
That was pretty much the extent of our bar.
Since we were cooking in about half the time, we had some basic ingredients in the 'fridge. Juices, limes,celery and other assorted fruits and veggies, olives and hot sauce provided ingredients and garnish. In addition, the rental house had a very well stocked spice cabinet. Using these basic ingredients, we managed to create and enjoy quite a few Decadent Drinks.
Here are some of our Rocky Mountain Vacation Decadent Drinks -
Enjoy! (Best if served while enjoying a view of the Rocky Mountains.)
The jokes about "Rocky Mountain" drinks even included the bartender at Smokin' Moe's Tavern in Winter Park, the proud server of the aforementioned "oysters."