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
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.”