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DENVER, Colo. – March 15, 2019 Boasting an array of bright colors and fresh flavors, ELWAY’S Downtown, the signature restaurant of The Ritz-Carlton, Denver crafts a fresh cocktail collection inspired by spring in Denver.

Led by Assistant Food & Beverage Manager, Edward de Decker, his team of mixologists stir, shake and garnish a new collection of recipes for a spring getaway, pairing perfectly with ELWAY’S Downtown menu favorites. Refreshing and complex, the collection offers bold flavors and a bright color palette representing the visual variety discovered during spring in The Mile High City. With each new collection, Edward encourages his mixologists to create unique signature cocktails that offer engaging or unexpected elements. At first glance, the “Clear Sky Margarita” may look like a martini, but boasts the flavor of a well-crafted margarita. “In a Nut Shell” pairs a rich green color and smooth texture thanks to the combination of Green Chartreuse and ground pistachios. The “Butterfly Fizz” is made with butterfly pea-flower tea and offers a visually compelling chemical reaction. When the tea is mixed with fresh lemon juice, the pH balance of the cocktail changes and transforms from blue to purple right before your eyes.

The spring collection is priced at $17 per cocktail, the “In-House Barrel Aged Manhattan” at $22.

Fun Walk Around Town:  Fortaleza Blanco Tequila, Grand Marnier, Pineapple, Vanilla Syrup, Lemon, Egg White
Clear Sky Margarita
: Herradura Blanco Tequila, Citrus, Simple Syrup, Red Himalayan Sea Salt
Terry's Blackberry Smash
: Colorado Co. Vodka, Leopold Bros. Blackberry Liqueur, Blackberry, Lime, Ginger Beer
The Garden Party Spritz
: Ketel One Grapefruit & Rose, Martini & Rossi Bitter Liqueur, Grapefruit, Lime, Sparkling Wine
In a Nut Shell
: Leopold Bros. Gin, Green Chartreuse, Pistachio, Lime, Demerara Syrup
Buffalo on the Beach
: Elway's Select Buffalo Trace Single Barrel Bourbon, Passion Fruit, Mango, Guava, Almond, Cascara, Lime
Butterfly Fizz
: Nolet's Gin, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Butterfly Pea Tea, Lemon, Soda Water
Woodsy Tea Time
: Flor de Cana Rum, Maison Rouge VSOP Cognac, Amaro Nonino, Chamomile, Lillet Blanc
Take a Break
: Belvedere Vodka, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Raspberry, Lime
In-House Barrel Aged Manhattan:
Elway's Select A.D. Law's 4 Grain Bourbon, Carpano Sweet Vermouth, Angostura Bitters

Patrons of ELWAY’S Downtown receive complimentary valet parking. For reservations or private dining inquiries, please dial +1-303-312-3107 or visit http://elways.com/downtown-home. The Ritz-Carlton, Denver is the city’s first and longest running AAA Five Diamond Hotel and is located at 1881 Curtis Street in the heart of The Mile High City. To discover further information about the hotel and its seasonal offerings, please call +1-303-312-3800, visit www.ritzcarlton.com/denver or engage directly with the hotel at https://www.facebook.com/ritzcarltondenver. For room reservations, call 1-800-241-3333 or contact a travel professional.