Drink This Now: Herb N’ Legend At Ad Hominem In Denver

This week, we head to Ad Hominem in Denver to get to know their seasonal Herb N’ Legend cocktail.  Created by Bar Manager, Derek Coleman, it combines vodka and amaro and with an unexpected goal in mind.  Coleman describes its inception, “the thought process behind this drink was my love of bourbon cocktails and amaros and using that thought process with vodka to produce a rich and intense drink.”

The Herb N’ Legend was in part a collaboration with Ad Hominem’s Chef Chris Martinez in their weekly “geeking out” session. Coleman goes on to explain, “This cocktail was created with the idea of rosemary and how to highlight the flavors, making a rosemary black pepper corn syrup taking the herbaceous of amaro nonino which has a similar flavor profile of angostura bitters which we soak a rosemary sprig in, which is charred so first you get it on the nose then it hits your palate.”

Herb N’ Legend at Ad Hominem by Derek Coleman

Photo by Chad Chisholm / @chadjchis

Herb -n- Legend Recipe

  • 1.5 oz Vodka
  • 0.5 oz Amaro Nonino
  • 0.5 oz Lime Juice
  • 0.5 oz Rosemary Peppercorn Syrup

Shake, Strain, Serve on the rocks in a rocks glass. Garnish with Angostura Soaked Rosemary Sprig through lime wheel, char rosemary with torch. Serve.

Ad Hominem Details


43 W 9th Ave, Denver, CO 80204
(303) 454-0000 | adhominemdenver.com | @adhominemdenver

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