Annual Earth Day celebrations are kicking off in Denver this Wednesday and several places in the Denver area are offering special organic and refreshing cocktails. Also this week, read on to find out more about a Led Zeppelin inspired four-course meal and an informative whisky-pairing dinner at Coohills.

Earth Day

Tamayo

Tamayo

Tamayo. Photo by Camille Breslin

Where: 1400 Larimer St., Denver

Neighborhood: LoDo — Larimer Square

Cost: $24/person

The Low Down: Tamayo will celebrate this year’s Earth Day by offering an organic tequila flight all day. The flight will include tasting samples of blanco, reposado and añejo. All tequilas in the flight are organic tequilas from Uno Dos Tres, Tequila Tierras and Dolce Vida.

Humboldt Farm, Fish & Wine

Photo by Lindsey Bartlett

Photo by Lindsey Bartlett

Where: 1700 Humboldt St., Denver

Neighborhood: Uptown

The Low Down: Humboldt is breaking out a special cocktail for this upcoming Earth Day. The “Humboldt garden mule” incorporates garden flavors with carrot, beet and lime juice mixed with pearl vodka and the fizz of ginger beer.

Blackbelly Market

Blackbelly. Photo by Roman Tafoya

Blackbelly. Photo by Roman Tafoya

 

Where: 1606 Conestoga #3, Boulder

Neighborhood: East Boulder

The Low Down: Award-winning mixologist, Michael Cerretani, will mix up a special Earth Day cocktail called “the Iowan smash.” The drink consists of Templeton Rye, fresh-squeezed lemon and blackberries.

Argyll Whisky Beer

Photo courtesy of Argyll Whisky Beer

Photo courtesy of Argyll Whisky Beer

Where: 1035 E 17th Ave., Denver

Neighborhood: Uptown 

The Low Down: Although its known for its wide array of whisky selections, Argyll is bringing out the gin for an Earth Day inspired cocktail called “oh be joyful”. The cocktail will feature locally-sourced ASB gin, flavors of yellow pepper, jalapeños, simple syrup and lime.

Zengo

Zengo

Where: 1610 Little Raven St., Denver

Neighborhood: Riverfront Park 

Cost: $12/month 

The Low Down: This Earth Day Zengo will offer an organic martini called “the cin nombre.” The cocktail is mixed with Dulce Vida blanco, muddled cucumber, green tea simple syrup, garnished with a sugar, paprika and cinnamon rim.

The Cherry Cricket

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Where: 2641 E 2nd Ave, Denver

Neighborhood: Cherry Creek North

The Low Down: Denver staple, The Cherry Cricket, is celebrating Earth day with a special minty sipper. The drink will feature organic American Harvest vodka, white cream de cocoa, hazelnut liquor, rumpleminze, green cream de menthe, half and half and a mint leaf.

Other Events

Flour + Fire at Pizzeria Locale

Photo courtesy of Pizzeria Locale

Photo courtesy of Pizzeria Locale

 

Where: 1730 Pearl St., Boulder

Neighborhood: Pearl Street 

When: April 28

Cost: $70/person

Tickets: Tickets can be purchased by contacting Erin Pommer at [email protected] or 303.442.0608

The Low Down: Boulder’s Pizzeria Locale and Frasca Food & Wine is rolling out the second installment of its Flour + Fire series. On April 28, it will team up with Epic Brewing to create a four-course family-style meal paired with beer. The meal will highlight traditional southern Italian cooking using the oven-baking technique called “al-forno.”

Physical Graffiti Dinner at beast + bottle

Photo courtesy of beast + bottle

Photo courtesy of beast + bottle

Where: 719 E 17th Ave., Denver

Neighborhood: Uptown

When: April 26

Cost: $56/person 

Reservations: Reservations can be made by calling 303-623-3223

The Low Down: Denver’s beast + bottle will host a four-course dinner with optional wine pairing this Sunday to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti album. The dinner will pay homage to the band by naming and creating each course after songs from the album including: “Kashmir,” “Down By the Seaside,” “Trampled Under Foot” and “Custard Pie”. It will feature lamb sausage, New England pollock, lasagnette, bruleed buttermilk tart and more. Guests will have the chance to opt for a wine pairing for an additional $21.

Whisky Dinner at Coohills

Coohills

 

Where: 1400 Wewatta St., Denver

Neighborhood: Downtown

When: April 29, 6:30 p.m.

Cost: $80/person

Reservations: Reservations can be made by calling  303-623-5700 or emailing  [email protected]

The Low Down: Coohills will team up with UK’s Creative Whisky Company on April 29 to offer a four-course whisky paired dinner. Creative Whisky Company founder David Stirk and Denver-based Robert Stickler “master of whisky” will host the dinner with four single malts from exclusive casks. The dinner will feature dishes made best to highlight the whisky with flavors likes honeycomb, truffle mousse, tangy and tart fruits and much more. A baked apple bread pudding with malted caramel will wrap up the dinner.

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