Maple Bacon Manhattan

Maple Bacon Manhattan

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Locke + Co. Aspen Aged Rye
  • 1/4 oz sweet vermouth
  • 1/4 oz dry vermouth
  • 1/2 oz maple syrup
  • Dash of bitters
  • Bacon

Preparation

  1. Make candied bacon by placing bacon on a baking sheet. Coat in brown sugar and maple syrup and cook at 425 for 10 minutes.
  2. Add more syrup then bake for another 5-10 mins until crispy.
  3. Place ice in a mixing glass. Pour in vermouth, then whiskey, and stir.
  4. Strain into a cocktail glass.
  5. Add a dash of bitters if desired, and garnish with bacon

Source

A Locke + Co Original

Maple Bacon Manhattan Playlist

14 songs, 38 min 37 sec

Denver’s Mile High Soul Club have put together a themed collection of tunes to enjoy your Manhattan to. Enjoy the Maple Bacon Manhattan and hit play.

Started in 2008 by Rockabilly and Ribs founder DJ DogBoy, and Lipgloss co-founder, Tyler Jacobson, Mile High Soul Club has become the epicenter for Denver’s flourishing soul underground. Known internationally as one of the bright spots of America’s current soul scene, Mile High Soul Club is a monthly party at Roxy on Broadway in Denver where resident DJs, guest DJs and live bands specialize in making the dance floor move with a quality mix of Soul, Funk, Northern Soul and R&B.

In 2012, the duo of DJ DogBoy and Tyler Jacobson became a trio with the addition of DJ Steve Cervantes. MHSC has worked with and opened for such notable acts as Nick Waterhouse, Lenny Kravitz, Charles Bradley, JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, Fred Schneider of the B-52’s, Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys and many more.

Mile High Soul Club DJs from left to right: Tyler Jacobson, Steve Cervantes & DogBoy

Check Out Mile High Soul Club Dance Parties!


Maple Pecan Rye Cocktail on a wood table

Maple Pecan Rye

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Locke + Co. Aspen Aged Rye
  • 2 dashes of Walnut bitters
  • 1/2 oz Maple syrup
  • 1 oz Carpano Antica
  • Smoked and Candied Pecans
  • Orange zest

Preparation

  1. Combine whiskey, Carpano, and walnut bitters into a mixing glass with 2/3 full of ice. Stir.
  2. Dip rim of rocks glass in maple syrup then rollin crushed smoked and candied pecans.
  3. Strain, pour over ice and top with zest of orange peel.

Source

Bird Denver


Needle In The Hay Cocktail on a wood table

Needle in the Hay

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Locke + Co. Aspen Aged Rye
  • 3/4 oz apple brandy
  • 1 tsp dark maple syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

Preparation

  1. Stir all ingredients together with ice until slightly chilled but still boozy.
  2. Strain over fresh ice into an old-fashioned glass.
  3. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Source

A Locke + Co Original

Needle In The Hay Playlist

15 songs, 58 min 30 sec

Founding Lipgloss DJ Boyhollow created this playlist to be played while drinking this cocktail from Locke + Co distilling. Enjoy the Needle In The hay and hit play.

DJ Boyhollow

Boyhollow is an old goth that plays music for hipsters, indie-rockers, bass-heads, gays, party kids, gender-crushers, meat-heads, woo girls and even the occasional hippie. He doesn’t believe in writing bios containing a bunch of cliches about what an awesome DJ he is. He’d rather be making you dance.

He is co-founder of Lipgloss (est. 2001), Denver’s longest running and most awarded club-night. Lipgloss was instrumental in – if not arguably responsible for – creating Denver’s indie dance scene.

Boyhollow has worked with and opened for some of music’s biggest names, among them New Order, LCD Soundsystem, Blondie, Phoenix, The XX, Devo, and many, many more.

DJ Boyhollow Profile Picutre

He can be found every Friday at Lipgloss at Milk Bar in Denver, CO.

LipglossParty


Not A Date Cocktail, bottle of Locke + Co. Aspen Aged Rye Whiskey on a wood table

Not a date

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Locke + Co. Aspen Aged Rye
  • 1/2 oz Fig jam
  • 3 dashes orange bitters
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters

Preparation

  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice.
  2. Stir, and strain into a rocks glass over one large ice cube.

Source

A Locke + Co Original

Not A Cocktail Playlist

33 songs, 2 hr 33 min

The signature cocktail from Locke + Co distilling accompanies solid disco aural experience by Denver’s own DJ Gary Givant. Enjoy Not A Date Cocktail and hit play.

DJ Gary Givant has been DJing in clubs since 1977 and am DJIng currently at many of downtown Denver’s finest bars, breweries, clubs, rooftops as well as special events like Denver Zombie Crawl etc.
He is open format DJ who can play authentic DJ mixed sets from any era beginning with the mid 70’s. He is an expert when it comes to Funk, Soul, Disco, and Pop, as well as today’s Nu Disco, Jackin’ House and Tech House.


Old Fashioned sitting on a wood coaster in front of a bottle of Locke + Co. Aspen Aged Rye Whiskey on a wood table with a silver mid century sputnik in the background

Old Fashioned

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. In a glass add sugar cube (or simple syrup)
  2. Add two dashes of orange bitters.
  3. Add ice then pour Rye whiskey
  4. Take an orange peel and squeeze over match or lighter to get burnt orange essence
  5. Garnish with lemon twist after rubbing on the rim of glass.

Source

A Locke + Co Original


Locke + Co. Perfect Manhattan

The Perfect Manhattan

The Perfect Manhattan Recipe

This is our staple cocktail at all tastings.

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 oz Locke + Co. Aspen Aged Rye
  • 1/2 oz dry vermouth
  • 1/2 oz sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 dashes Orange bitters
  • Cherry or Lemon twist, for garnish

Preparation

  1. Combine the rye, dry vermouth, sweet vermouth and bitters in a shaker, add ice.
  2. Strain the mixture into a chilled coupe glass.
  3. Garnish with the cherry or lemon twist and serve immediately.

Source

A Variation from liquor.com

Owen Locke Holding Locke + Co. Perfect Manhattan

Pineapple Basil Smash with basil and dried pineapple garnishes sitting on a wood coaster in front of a bottle of Locke + Co. Aspen Aged Rye Whiskey on a wood table

Pineapple Basil Smash

pineapple basil smash recipe

The perfect summer cocktail for every occasion.

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Muddle basil and pineapple chunks, add lemon juice, agave and whiskey
  2. Shake for at least 30 secs very very hard.
  3. Strain over ice.

Source

Bird


A hand holding a Locke + Co. Aspen Aged Rye Whiskey Bottle in a trout river

River-side Rye

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Locke + Co. Aspen Aged Rye
  • 1 oz filtered river water
  • 3-4 new growth Pine or Fir or other Evergreen needles
  • 2-3 edible wild berries
  • 1 Evergreen sprig.

Preparation

  1. Muddle berries and new growth needles.
  2. Add filtered ice-cold, river water to whiskey and stir.
  3. Garnish with fresh Evergreen sprig.

Source

A Locke + Co Original


Summer Cocktail and a bottle of Locke + Co. Aspen Aged Rye Whiskey and ingredients on a wood table

Summer Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Locke + Co. Aspen Aged Rye
  • 2 oz Ginger beer
  • 2 oz Club soda
  • Lemon juice
  • Lemon slice (or Peach if in season!)

Preparation

  1. Mix the Rye, ginger beer and club soda in mixing glass.
  2. Stir and pour over ice.
  3. Add a splash of lemon juice and garnish with lemon (or peach) wedge.

Source

A Locke + Co Original

The Summer Cocktail Playlist

262 songs, about 11 hr

Denver’s finest night of classic reggae has put together a playlist for you to drink Locke + Co’s Summer Cocktail to. Enjoy The Summer and hit play.

Denver Vintage Reggae Society is a DJ collective that started in 2011 with the goal of not only creating a monthly dance party, but also growing the local Reggae scene by promoting and offering support for local artists and festivals.
Made up of resident Selectors Adam Hester, Wes Summerhill, and Scott Damnit, DVRS also features guest DJs from Denver, Colorado, across the US, and around the world.

We have been honored to perform with acts such as the Skatalites, Judah Eskender Tafari, The English Beat, The Pietasters, The Slackers, Ranking Joe and many more.
We pride ourselves in playing only the best selections of Jamaican music and our main goal has always been to spread the word of reggae and to be an all inclusive place for people who love the music of Jamaica as much as we do.
Denver Vintage Reggae Society on Instagram and Facebook for all upcoming events.


Celebration Rye Cocktail with apple cubes on a toothpick garnishes sitting on a wood coaster in front of a bottle of Locke + Co. Aspen Aged Rye Whiskey on a wood table

Celebration Rye

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Locke + Co. Aspen Aged Rye
  • 3/4 oz  St~Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • 1/4 oz Simple syrup
  • 3/4 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz Fresh fuji apple juice
  • 3/4 oz Champagne

Preparation

  1. Add all the ingredients, except the Champagne, to a shaker and fill with ice.
  2. Shake, and strain into a tumbler filled with fresh ice.
  3. Top with the Champagne and garnish with some apple cubes.

Source

A Locke + Co Original