Say goodbye to the cheap stuff…
When people say they don’t drink tequila, it is usually followed by tales of high school or college, where cheap tequila shots left you nauseous and hung over for days. Just the thought of another shot of tequila brings the bad memories right back, and you shudder to think that you will ever drink another shot of tequila again. Roosevelt bar in downtown Denver wants to bring tequila back into your life.
…And bring on the good stuff
College is over and it’s time to start drinking like an adult. It’s time to stop slamming your tequila, put the old “lick, shoot, suck” ritual to bed and break out the good tequila, the kind of tequila that goes in a snifter and is meant for sipping. I’m speaking, of course, of the reposado (rested) tequila and the añejo (aged) tequila. Both types of tequila is aged in oak barrels for up to three years, and are deeper in color than the blanco or unaged tequila. The flavor, thanks to the oak is smoky and tends to mirror that of brandy or Scotch, and is served in a snifter, not in a shot glass. And you should drink it neat. It’s golden and smooth and delicious and you’ll wonder why you’ve been avoiding tequila for so long. You’ve probably noticed that guy or girl at the end of the bar enjoying a glass of neat golden liquid and automatically assumed that it was good old American rye, when it is very likely to have been a superior reposado.
At Roosevelt we want to create an atmosphere of comfort, sophistication and class, serving only the finest liquors and hand crafted cocktails. Our spirits don’t need salt, lime or mixers. It’s good enough to stand on its own. The body shots may be a rite of passage for all of us, but it’s time to grow up, and start drinking like a grownup. Stop by Roosevelt and try one of our many types of tequila on hand, take your time, relax in one of our comfortable leather chairs and reflect on you day or have a quiet discussion with good friend and colleagues. Welcome to adulthood, welcome to Roosevelt!