The Drink Named Vengeance is Best Served on a Silver Platter
In Colorado Author Bryan Koepke’s Reece Culver thriller series, Reece has poured his heart and soul into the mystery of his father’s cold case murder, striving to pick up where the FBI left off. He remains tortured by unanswered questions and wants nothing more than to catch the perpetrators. At one point in the author’s next edition in the series, Sabotage, Culver bellies up to the bar and orders a drink named Vengeance.
Bartenders competed in the Drink Named Vengeance which determined a recipe fit for revenge-stricken Reese Culver
14 Colorado bartenders competed in The Drink Named Vengeance, a cocktail competition presented by Breckenridge Distillery that would determine a recipe fit for the revenge-stricken Reece Culver. Each bartender dug into his character traits to draw correlation between the cocktail’s ingredients and the feelings evoked in pursuit of vengeance, which was an exciting angle of competition. Bartenders traveled far and wide to compete and after the results were determined by a panel of judges, a cocktail created by Joshua Peter Smith of Justice Snow’s in Aspen was determined to be Reece Culver’s drink. His cocktail was rightfully served up on a silver platter. Also in the winner’s circle with JPS, Mike Charry of Boulder’s Centro Latin Kitchen took home an award for people’s choice.
Joshua Peter Smith also announced yesterday that he will be leaving Colorado to start his own restaurant venture in San Francisco and that The Drink Name Vengeance would mark his retirement from the circuit of competitive cocktails. His final competition cocktail will live on in literary history, which is a fine sendoff for the acclaimed bar man.
Vengeance Cocktail | Joshua Peter Smith, Justice Snow’s
2 oz Breckenridge Vodka, 1 oz Aperol, .5 oz Grand Marnier, stir over ice, serve in a coupe glass rinsed with Breckenridge Bourbon, garnish with orange zest and peel, and enjoy sweet Vengeance