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The Blackberry Lime Rickey Cocktail

Courtesy Jason Galang, beverage director, Aspen Kitchen, Aspen, Colorado

Summer may seem like an unusual time to feature a drink from Aspen, best known as a ski town. But the region hums even when the ski lifts are still, and the Colorado mountains provide a stunning backdrop for summer sipping.

Enter this classic Rickey, updated with peak-summer fruit and a splash of Prosecco. Created by Jason Galang when he was beverage director for Aspen Kitchen (he’s since moved to a New York City venue), this drink showcases plump summer blackberries and Woody Creek Vodka, a local potato vodka made just northwest of Aspen. The end result is a sweet-tart, lightly fizzy highball just right for cooling off when the mercury spikes.


3 large blackberries
2 ounces Woody Creek Vodka
½ ounce agave nectar
½ ounce lime juice
Splash of Prosecco
Lime wheel, for garnish


In a mixing glass, muddle the blackberries. Add vodka, agave nectar, lime juice and ice. Cover, shake well and strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Top with Prosecco. Garnish with lime wheel.

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