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Where to Find the Best Handcrafted Cocktails in Winter Park

You may be thousands of feet up high in one of the world’s most beautiful mountain chains, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have access to some outstanding handcrafted cocktails! Though Colorado is well known for being a beer haven, you still will have a great selection of places serving up top-notch mixed drinks, from local Colorado distilleries to bistros with mountain views.

Idlewild Distillery

This amazing distillery is right here in town, and absolutely offers up some of the finest cocktails in Winter Park! They distill their own whiskey, gin, vodka, and rum onsite, and have several varieties of each, as well as several liqueurs. Their skilled bartenders come up with seasonal cocktails and can make anything you’d like. Their cocktail menu features drinks like the Apple Bramble, featuring their own Woodcutter’s Bourbon, Leopold Bros Apple Whiskey, honey syrup, lemon, and barrel aged bitters. Another unique beverage is the Thai Chai, made with their Gold Rum, house-made Thai tea, and sweetened condensed milk. Pair it with a tapa from their kitchen, which also features gluten-free and vegan options!

Vertical Bistro and Tap

This cozy little joint has an amazing location at the base of the Winter Park Ski Resort, so it can be a perfect stop after a long day of skiing, or for a lunch with fantastic views in the summer. Their menu features cocktails such as Loaded Hot Chocolate, made with Svedka Vanilla Vodka, Butterscotch Schnapps, hot chocolate and whipped cream. Enjoy it while the snow falls outside, or if the weather is warmer try the Pomegranate Margarita!

Deno’s Mountain Bistro

This adorable Winter Park staple serves up a full bistro menu, and of course, a lineup of high-quality cocktails. On chilly nights you’ll love relaxing with a mug of their Spiked Hot Apple Cider, made with Wild Roots Apple & Cinnamon Vodka (from a craft distillery in Oregon). Other options include standouts like the Moscow Mule, with Svedka Vodka, fresh lime, and ginger beer—and with an added twist of peach purée, it’ll be unlike any mule you’ve ever had before!

Winter Park Escapes—Your Host for an Epic Vacation With the Best Colorado Distilleries

We’re proud to offer some of the best accommodations in Winter Park, from cabin-like condos in the heart of town to sprawling mountainside homes. Whether it’s the height of ski season or a blissful summer getaway, we have the perfect vacation rental waiting for you. Our friendly staff can assist you in your selection, as well as offer suggestions for the area, including the best Colorado distilleries! Give us a call to reserve yours today!