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Aspen Iron Bartender

bar-shaker-pourAspen’s Iron Bartender will be crowned Sunday, March 25 5:30-6:30  in the final Iron Bartender Competition hosted by Aspen’s Little Nell Hotel’s Terrace Bar.
The Best Local Aspen bartenders have been competing over the last few weeks creating unique cocktails, the winners of which have moved into future rounds with the ultimate victor winning the crown and a trip to “Tales of The Cocktail” in New Orleans to party with some of America’s greatest cocktail creators.

The Final 2 Bartenders are Erin Harris of Jimmy’s Restaurant and Nate Harnish of Pacifica Restaurant

A sneak peak at the cocktails.

bottles of spirits and the cocktail made from them

Nate’s 18th Century Punch

Spice Trader Punch
concocted by Nate Harnish of Pacifica

2 oz. Arrack
3/4 oz Grand Marnier
3/4 oz Lemon Shrub
3/4 oz Grapefruit Shrub
1/2 oz Cognac
Shaken, Strained, & garnished w/ Nutmeg & Black Tea Ice Cube


Erin’s Smoking Hot Grandma

Smoking Hot Grandma (AKA G.I.L.F.)
concocted by Erin Harris of Jimmy’s

3 pieces opineapple
thin slice grilled jalapeno
1 1/2 oz Herradura tequila
3/4 oz Grand Marnier
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 ox fresh lime juice
splash aqave nectar
Shaken, double strained over fresh ice, w/ a grilled pineapple garnish


Arrack Shrub

Read Q/A with the Bartenders by the Little Nell



One comment

  • edi
    March 26, 2012 - 5:05 pm | Permalink

    And the winner is……

    Congratulations to Nate Harnish & the Trader Spice Punch.

    Have fun in New Orleans.

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