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2014 Best Cocktails in America: How the West Was Won

Not only has America’s love for cocktails grown tremendously in recent years, so has the skill of those who prepare them. Restaurant Hospitality’s editorial staff selected 29 top cocktails prepared by mixologists around the country. See all winners >>

Category: Dessert

Restaurant: Tag Burger Bar, Denver

Creator: Marty Politte, bartender

Inspiration: To use local Colorado staples such as peaches, Bing cherries and whiskey.

Key Ingredients: Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey, pureed peaches, pureed Bing cherries and sea salt caramel ice cream

Price: $10

What the Judges Said: “It’s funny how most adults rarely have milkshakes. Maybe it’s the calories, maybe it’s because we feel a bit childish afterward. But if you throw some whiskey in there, all of a sudden it seems right. We don’t know how peaches and Bing cherries helped win the west, but they sure helped win us over with, of course, a jolt of whiskey. Nothing childish about that.”

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