Summer is in the air and that means two very definite things: first, it's wedding season. And second, it's time to break out our favorite chilled beverages. While you can find seven cool drinks worth savoring (recipes included) right here in mywedding The Magazine, we'd like to get up close and personal with the local Denver restaurants that provided these stunning beverages. Put on your walking shoes - the tour starts here.
Marg's Taco Bistro
First up on our list is Marg's Taco Bistro. An afternoon at this south of the border inspired restaurant will leave you wishing that all your afternoons came complete with one of Marg's specialty margaritas. If you've got food on the brain, try the Banh Mi Vietnamese tacos.
Seafood, swine and wine is the catchphrase at Old Major, a Denver restaurant focused on farmhouse cuisine, sustainable seafood, locally-sourced ingredients and high-quality cocktails. We kind of love their reclaimed walls, informal approach to fine dining and the fact that they cure their own meats in-house.
Colt & Gray
Excellent food, unique drinks and an elegant, comfortable environment - this is the order of the day at Denver's locally-owned Colt & Gray. Focused on regional ingredients and nose-to-tail utilization , Colt & Gray prides itself on classic warmth and affordability paired with superior food and service. Did we mention the house cocktails? Try the Steve Holt or Glass Case of Emotion. You won't regret it.
Beatrice & Woodsley
Caught somewhere between the Rocky Mountain wilderness and heart of the city, Beatrice & Woodsley is bent on celebrating the history of restaurants as places of utter restoration from within a manmade urban aspen grove. The menu combines contemporary culinary styles with traditional flavors in tribute to America's cultural melting pot and the ambiance is truly one-of-a-kind.
Beast + Bottle
Half hidden gem and half at the heart of Denver's culinary revolution, Beast + Bottle is a rustic American restaurant that serves craft dinner and brunch with a mission to provide a world-class dining experience to every individual who walks through the front door. Farm to fork kitchen principles, personal relationships with the farmers, ranchers and purveyors who provide ingredients and a European-inspired wine program are all on the menu here - along with a list of truly inventive cocktails.
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