Aspen Cocktail

Staff Writer
Aspen Cocktail
Courtesy of Chefs Club by FOOD & WINE

The Aspen Cocktail, made by Jim Meehan.

A Manhattan bartender’s twist upon the classic Chancellor cocktail, which substitutes Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey for Scotch. Made by Jim Meehan for the Chefs Club by FOOD & WINE at the St. Regis Aspen Resort.

Deliver Ingredients


  • 2 Ounces Stranahan’s Whiskey
  • 3/4 Ounces Dolin Blanc
  • 1/2 Ounce port
  • 1 Dash of Peychaud’s Bitters
  • 3 brandied cherries, to garnish


Stir, and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with 3 brandied cherries.

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.