Aspen F&W Classic: The Grand Tasting

 Located in downtown Aspen, the Food & Wine’s Grand Tasting Pavilion gives over 200 exhibitors the opportunity to showcase their products during the 3 days of the Food & Wine Classic.  Here, wine and food enthusiasts make their way through the tents sampling wines and culinary delights from around the world.  Here is a sampling of mis favoritos.
The Texas Lexus
Cocktails from Patron Tequila…see recipe for Aspen-jito below
View of one of the tasting tents
Alligator Boulettes (meatballs)…truly delicioso
I must procure one of these for the next Classic…it frees up the hands
Mrs. Becker and daughter-in-law, Emily, from Becker wines in Fredericksburg, TX
Pisco Sours from Peru
Govino makes this plastic wine glass that resembles the Riedel stemless

But my absolute favorite find from the Classic…the wine sippy cup.  Get one of these 10 oz. beauties from Vino2go at


1.5 oz Patron Silver Tequila
1 fresh cut lime
1 oz agave syrup (or simple syrup)
6-8 oz fresh mint leaves
club soda

In a mixing glass, muddle mint leaves, lime and syrup.  Add tequila and ice and shake.  Serve on the rocks and top with club soda.  Garnish with a lime wedge.  Salut!

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