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Aspen Historical Pub Crawl

Need a Thursday night adventure?  Join Aspen Historical Society’s Michael Monroney on a pub-crawl in downtown Aspen.  Mike has the ability to paint an incredibly accurate picture of the now famous Aspen before it was a sought after resort destination.  Take a look at our adventure with Mike; this is something you won’t want to miss!

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Your crawl begins at 3:30 at the Red onion.

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The Red Onion was established at the height of the Silver boom in 1892.

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While at the Onion we got to try their ‘Last Dollar’ drink that is dangerously good.  Want to make it at home? Just combine these ingredients:

Bourbon

Blood Orange Liqueur

Orange Bitters

Ginger Beer

Serve on the Rocks!

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The second stop on the crawl is Justice Snow’s, constructed in 1889.

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While at Justice Snow’s we were treated with three very different cocktails.

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Lastly we follow Mike to J-Bar at the Hotel Jerome, which was established in 1889. When you walk into J-Bar, a local’s favorite, it’s like stepping back into time.

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While at J-Bar we tried their special and famous ‘Aspen Crud’ cocktail.  This Milkshake with a kick was invented around the prohibition times, when folks were trying to sneak a drink.  Want an adult dessert to impress your friends? Try the Aspen Crud at home:

5 Scoops of French Vanilla Ice Cream

3 Shots of Bourbon

Blend and serve!

To participate in the historical Aspen pub-crawl contact the Aspen Historical society and reserve your place, it fills up fast.  The tour takes place every Thursday now through April 18th from 3:30-4:30pm.  For only $20 dollars you will experience one of the best après ski option in Aspen.

http://aspenhistory.org/

(970)925-3721

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