East Aspen Heights Cocktail

East Aspen Heights Cocktail
Staff Writer
Courtesy of OAK at Fourteenth

The East Aspen Heights Cocktail

This cocktail is frosty and silky smooth with rich, delicate notes of pear, sun-kissed lime, and blackberries bursting with nectar, so it’s no wonder many guests still order the East Aspen Heights during the chilliest winter nights at Colorado’s OAK at Fourteenth. Just beware, beverage director Bryan Dayton warns us this cocktail is known for its generous serving of gin. Then again, are you really complaining?

Deliver Ingredients


  • 1 1/2 Ounce Sapphire East
  • 1/4 Ounce Yellow Chartreuse
  • 1/4 Ounce sage- and fennel-infused simple syrup (place fresh chopped sage and fennel seeds in a rich, hot simple syrup and let steep for a
  • 2 blackberries
  • 1 Ounce pear purée
  • 1/4 Ounce lemon juice


Muddle the blackberries in a mixing tin, add all other ingredients, add ice, and shake. Double strain into a rocks glass with ice.

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.