When we moved to Colorado, I was definitely more interested
in the winter aspect than Ruckus was, but he’s been a good sport about it. I
was born and raised mostly on the west coast, whereas he grew up in south
Florida. I guess you can say he thinks it’s a bit chilly here. I love the
winters here though. It seems like the snow is prettier here than anywhere
else, but maybe I’m biased. It certainly doesn’t stay quite so pristine in the
city as it does out here.
Shortly after moving here, I decided to try my hand at
inventing my first cocktail. It all started with a vision of a perfect winter
moment in Colorado: the smell of the crisp mountain air tinged with fir trees,
the warmth of a wood burning fire, and the coziness of a big stack of pancakes
topped off with hot chocolate. I dream big!
It took a few tries to get to the end result, but I think Ruckus and I can agree that this drink truly embodies a Rocky Mountain winter day.