Cocktails at Justice Snows in Aspen, Colorado

Joshua Peter-Smith, lead bartender at Justice Snows in Aspen, CO knows how to mix a cocktail. With flavors that are oft-inspired by local ingredients in their simplest form, to culinary creations designed specifically for the creative cocktails that grace the lengthy menu, they serve to invite not intimidate new and seasoned drinkers alike. Check out the recipes below for a sampling of the his latest works and classic cocktail favorites.

The Scottish Traveler Cocktail

The Scottish Traveler

1.5 oz Caorunn Scottish Gin

.5 oz Meletti Anisette

1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

.5 oz Juniper Simple Syrup

2 inches of Muddled Celery

1/8th of muddle Apple

Shake with vigor, double fine strain over rocks in a single old fashion glass, with a fennel salt rim.  Garnish with apple slices, and celery tops. 

Clover Club Cocktail

 Clover Club

2 oz of No.3 Dry Gin

1 oz Lemon Juice

6 muddled Raspberries

.75oz Simple Syrup

1oz Egg White

Shake with vigor, double fine strain into coupe glass.  Garnish and zest with lemon peel.  

By Any Other Name Cocktail

By Any Other Name

1.25 oz Junipero Gin

.75 oz G.E. Massenez Poire Williams Brandy

.75 oz Rose Petal Infused Zirbenz Stone Pine Liqueur

.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

.75 oz. Fresh Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice

.75 oz Egg white

Shake with vigor, double fine strain into cocktail glass, garnish with a rose petal.  

Bijou Cocktail


1.5 oz Tanquerey Ten Gin

.75 oz Vya Sweet Vermouth

.75 oz Green Chartreuse

2 dashes of Bitter Truth Orange Bitter

Combine all in mixing glass, stir gently with ice 40 times. Strain into small coupe, garnish with cherry.

Glacia- 1.5 oz @ReykaVodka, 1 oz @DomainedeCanton, 1 oz satsuma juice, dash citrus bitters, dash lemon juice


1.5 oz. vodka (Reyka)
1 oz. Ginger liquer (Domaine de Canton)
1 oz. Satsuma juice (sub tangerine or orange)
Dash Citrus bitters (Urban Moonshine)
Dash lemon juice

Shake all ingredients over ice. Double-strain into chilled cocktail glass.

In an effort to expand our vodka cocktails, as well as take advantage of the excellent citrus now available, we bring the Glacia, a simple, replicable cocktail that will please most palates. Gin could readily be swapped out for the vodka, for those who eschew the spirit, though we encourage you to give Reyka a try. It is distilled in small batches with a Carter-Head still (also used by Hendrick's Gin), one of only six in the world, and the only one used for vodka. The water added to the heart distillate is naturally filtered through a 4000 year old lava bed (similar to charcoal filtering), the result pure enough to drink straight from the source. The result is a very smooth, clean, neutral spirit appropriate for those who like their vodka to taste like vodka. It also leaves ample headroom for other flavors, like the nuanced satsuma, and forward ginger flavors. The dash of citrus bitters adds requisite complexity and helps to tie the drink together.