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Tequila & Mezcal: Our Spirits of Summer

Tequila Mezcal Blog Pics

We are huge tequila and mezcal fans – so much so that we’ve dubbed them our spirits of summer! And with National Tequila Day fast approaching (Tuesday, July 24th), it seemed appropriate to put together a list of tequilas and mezcals our team members enjoy!

But before we get to that list, let’s go over the main differences between tequila and mezcal. Any spirit distilled from the agave plant is considered mezcal, but tequila must be made from the blue agave plant. Therefore tequila is technically a mezcal, but not all mezcals are tequila. Tequila and mezcals are produced in different regions and distilled and labeled differently. Mezcal traditionally has a very unique, smoky flavor that makes it fairly easy to distinguish from tequila. Got it? Ok, here we go…

1. CASAMIGOS BLANCO TEQUILA
Picked by: Kyle
750ml Was $42.99 | NOW $29.99

The folks behind Casamigos wanted to make a smooth tequila that could be enjoyed straight or on the rocks, and they apparently succeeded because it passed Kyle’s test! Casamigos Blanco is crisp and clean with hints of citrus, vanilla and sweet agave, with a long smooth finish.

2. HERRADURA AÑEJO TEQUILA
Picked by: Justin
750ml $47.99

Another good one to sip. Herradura Añejo is smooth with notes of toasted oak and dried fruit. A rich and spiced tequila like this pairs well with dessert – especially something sweet, like chocolate!

3. TANTEO JALAPEÑO TEQUILA
Picked by: Debbie
750ml $35.49

Infused with locally sourced fresh jalapeños, Tanteo Jalapeño Tequila was designed for making Jalapeño Margaritas and great for whenever you want to spice up a cocktail. Debbie recommends mixing Tanteo Jalapeño Tequila with ginger beer, pineapple juice, and a little bit of lime for a Spicy Mule!

4. DEL MAGUEY VIDA MEZCAL
Picked by: Jessica
750ml $35.99

Del Maguey VIDA is an approachable introduction to mezcal! It’s easy sipping and its entry-level price point makes it a great choice for those new to mezcal. It has a nose of fruit, a hint of honey, vanilla and roast agave; the palate offers ginger, cinnamon, burnt sandalwood, banana and tangerine, with a long, soft finish. It can be enjoyed on its own, but its flavor profile makes it great for cocktails. Del Maquey Mezcals are twice distilled and unblended from 100% mature agave Espadín and are produced in the original, 500-year-old, hand-crafted, artisanal way. There are no chemicals, colorings, or additives.

5. MEZCAL VAGO ESPADÍN
Picked by: Emily
750ml $50.99

Mezcal Vago’s mezcals are also naturally made with no additives. The labels are super cool – on the front of every bottle, all the information is there about who made it, what agave, details in the process, size of batch and more. Mezcal Vago Espadín is fruit-forward with a burst of citrus, tangerines and honey crisp apples. A touch of licorice and another of smoke linger on the finish.

6. CRÁNEO ORGANIC MEZCAL
Picked by: Jaylee
750ml $51.99

Cráneo Organic Mezcal is a single village artisanal mezcal handcrafted in the heartland of Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca. Classically structured on the nose with sweet barbecue smoke and hints of citrus, Cráneo is light and silky in body with flavors of orange and grapefruit peel, green banana, and spun sugar that punctuate a modestly-sweet smokiness. Jaylee’s summer cocktail of choice – a Coin Margarita made with Cráneo Organic Mezcal, Cointreau, lime juice, and a little bit of salt on the rim.


Now that you have some inspiration for your next Molly’s trip…here’s how you can save! Are you a Denver Passport holder? Not only does the Denver Passport get you 2-for-1 beverage specials at dozens of bars, restaurants, breweries, and distilleries all summer long, it will also get you 15% off a purchase of any agave spirit! Look for our ad on page 32. Don’t have one? Click here to get your Denver Passport!

Our extensive tequila selection can be found on Spirits Lane #4 and mezcals are located on Spirits Lane #3. Plan on making a margarita with your agave spirit? We’ve got seven recipes for you right here.


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Cocktails Recipes From Eat Denver’s Big Eat 2018

Showcasing Denver’s top independent restaurants organized by neighborhood, The Big Eat marks the opening of Slow Food Nations weekend and a banner year for Denver’s dining scene. Guests enjoy bites and sips from 65+ of Denver’s best restaurants and bars under the canopy of The Galleria at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, and support Eat Denver’s efforts to strengthen our independent restaurant community and continue elevating the dining scene through collaboration.

Molly’s is participating in The Big Eat 2018 as the cocktail bar sponsor! Almost all of the ingredients featured in the six craft cocktails are available at Molly’s! Here are the recipes:

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him

It’s Valentine’s season – do you still need a gift for your significant other? Before you put together another coupon book that you secretly hope he won’t use, here are a few options he’ll enjoy and hopefully share (no arts and crafts involved).

Valentine's Day Gift for him

For The Mixologist

Träkál: The Spirit of Patagonia – $33.99 Find Along Spirits Wall
Nooku Bourbon Cream – $29.99 Find Along Spirits Wall
Ol’ Major Bacon Bloody Mary Gift Set- $37.99 Find In: Aisle B, Lane 2

Wine For The Win

Mancan Wine – $4.98 each Find In: Aisle B, Lane 13
Broc Cellars Love Red Rhone Blend – $24.99 Find In: Aisle B, Lane 4
LO-VE Garnacha – $12.98 Find In: Aisle B, Lane 9

For The Beer Guy

The Larimer Beer Company Regulators Hazy IPA – $10.99/6pk Find In: Cooler Door #23
Bull & Bush Man Beer IPA- $5.49/ea Find In: Bomber Room
Great Divide The Smoothness Barrel Aged Dark Lager – $10.49/ea Find In: Aisle B, Lane 17

Who Doesn’t Love Bourbon?

Maker’s 46 Bourbon Gift Set – $32.99 (Our February Spirit of the Month!) Find In: Spirits #2
Breckenridge Bourbon Whiskey 750ml – $35.99 Find In: Colorado Spirits Section
Bulleit Barrel Strength Bourbon 750ml – $51.99 Find In: Spirits #2

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Molly’s Community Involvement: 2017 Recap

A quick toast to 2017… It’s been a big year at Molly’s Spirits. We’ve grown our team, expanded our offerings and will be rolling out new ways for you to shop in the next few months. We couldn’t have done it without you all, so thank you! One aspect we’re especially proud of from 2017 is our community contributions and involvement, so we thought we would share those milestones:molly's spirits 2017 donations

◼️ 125: The number of charities & nonprofit organizations Molly’s supported this year
◼️ $18,600: Amount donated through silent auction items, gift cards, product, discounts & in-kind donations
◼️ $16,500: Amount raised for Family Tree through Molly’s Annual Rare Whiskey Auction
◼️ 38: The number of local events we sponsored, hosted & were involved with in 2017
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We were fortunate enough to support organizations in Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Golden, Denver, Lakeside, Lakewood, Morrison and Evergreen. We supported everything from animal rescues, to school fundraisers, to cultural assets of our city (i.e. Denver Art Museum) and everything in between. We look forward to serving our local community through wine, spirits & beer on an even bigger level in 2018! Happy New Year everyone!

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Staff Picks: The Best Drinks To Get You Through The Holidays

Holiday presents purchased and travel plans solidified? Have you found a gift for your boss? The holidays are filled with making decisions and frankly, it can be quite overwhelming! Well we’ve got good news. The Molly’s team is here to help make some of those decisions easier with our list of holiday favorites. From what to sip on while you’re prepping for company to what to tackle a post-holiday hangover with, Molly’s has you covered!

Molly's Staff Holiday Picks

Best Drink for Cleaning House:

A hard seltzer like Truly Spiked & Sparkling – Jaylee 
Find in: Cooler Door #7
Variety 12pk: $18.49 | Sale $15.99

Best Drink for Meal Prepping:

19 Crimes Shiraz – Jeanette
Find in: Lane 11, Aisle A
$11.98 | Sale $7.98

Best Hostess Gift:

A great wine – DJ
Use our Holiday Wine Gift Guide to narrow down your choices!

Best Drink for a Mountain Holiday Trip:

Wibby Brewing Double Dunkel – Tony
Tony’s Tasting Notes: Lighter in body with lots of malt flavor. Chocolate and coffee notes are balanced for a smooth Winter brew!
Find in: Cooler Door #17
$10.99

Best Gift for your Boss:

Don Julio 1942 – Kyle
Find in: High End Hooch Cabinet
$119.99 | Sale $115.99

Best Gift for a Corporate Client:

Johnnie Walker Blue Label – Chants
Find in: High End Hooch Cabinet
$249.99 | Sale $189.99

Best Dessert Wine or Beer:

Castello del Poggio Moscato – Madison
Find in: Lane 8, Aisle D
$12.98 | Sale $10.98

Best Drink to Prepare you for Awkward Family Conversations:

An 80 – 100 Proof Spirit – Joe P.
Might we suggest Molly’s Woody Creek Rye Single Barrel? This single barrel is quite the anomaly for a 100 proof rye whiskey! Made from 100% Colorado rye and aged for four years in new American oak, this rye mash whiskey is extraordinarily smooth, earthy, and creamy with a soft mouthfeel.
Find in: Spirits 2
$51.99

Best Drink for a Hangover:

Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix and Kettle One Vodka – Kellie
Zing Zang 32oz Bloody Mary Mix
Find in: Mixer Section Along Back Wall
$5.49
1.75l Kettle One Vodka
Find Along Vodka Wall
$43.99 | $33.99

Best Drink for a Vegetarian/Vegan Holiday:

Meinklang Wines – Jessica
Produced on a biodynamic, organic wine estate, Meinklang wines are made without using additives and fining agents derived from animal products such as egg white, fish bladder and gelatine. Molly’s carries Meinklang Pinot Noir, Burgenland White and Red, as well as Meinklang Frizzante Rosé.
Find in: Organic Wine Section – Lane 1, Aisle B
Meinklang Burgenland Red: $16.98 | Sale $14.98
Meinklang Burgenland White: $16.98 | Sale $14.98
Meinklang Pinot Noir: $19.98 | Sale $17.98
Meinklang Frizzante Rosé: $19.98 | Sale $17.98

Best Drink if you’re Hosting Family:

Larmandier-Bernier, Longitude, Blanc de Blanc, Premier Cru, NV – Scott
“Perfect as an apéritif, its freshness, its frankness, its mineral quality will give you an appetite.” – Champagne Larmandier-Bernier
Find in: Lane 3, Aisle A
$57.98 | Sale $47.98
Searching for the perfect bubbly? See our top 10 champagne suggestions here.

Best Gift for a White Elephant Party:

Stillhouse Whiskey – Greg
Want to bring the gift everyone fights over? Not only does Stillhouse Whiskey come in adorable packaging, but there’s also plenty of fun flavors to choose from like Peach Tea, Mint Chip, Coconut, Spiced Cherry, and Apple Crisp. They also make great stocking stuffers!
Find in: Spirits 3
750ml: $29.99 | Sale $19.99
375ml: $19.99 | Sale $11.99

Best Drink if you’re Hosting a Friendsgiving:

Mulled Red Wine – Rachel
You can find a recipe for “the warm winter cousin to sangria” here.

Best Drink for a Work Party:

An Aperol Spritz
The Italian aperitif is an easy sipper yet lowish on the alcohol content, making you less likely to be the one everyone is talking about at the water cooler on Monday. We’ve got a recipe for you right here.

Best Drink for a Tropical Holiday Trip:

A Mai Tai – LK
You can find our recipe for this classic drink here.

Best Drink to Enjoy by a Fire:

A Molly’s Boulevardier – Spirits Team
You can find our twist on the Boulevardier here.

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Molly’s 2017 Boozy Holiday Gift Set Guide

Twas four days ’til Christmas, when all through the store
Customers were searching for the perfect gift or four.
When what to their wondering eyes did appear,
But a selection of holiday gift sets perfect for those they hold dear!

Yes, holiday gift sets are in and our guide lists our top twelve.
But you’ll see there’s even more to be found on the shelves.
Great options for those fond of spirits and beer,
Lucky you, the end of your holiday shopping is near.
Find them all in Aisle B, Lane 2,
Then treat yourself to a cold brew!

Molly's 2017 Boozy Gift Set Guide

For The Whisk(e)y Lover

Jefferson’s Wood Experiment Box Set – $96.99 – SOLD OUT
Heaven Hill Distillery Tasting Experience – $45.99
Bear Creek Distillery Age Your Own Kit – Reg. $149.99 | Sale $135.99 (Denver Distillery)
Templeton Rye Gift Set – $37.99
A.D. Laws Bourbon & Rye Gift Set – $69.99 (Denver Distillery)
A. D. Laws Whiskey Tri Pack – $31.99
Woodford Reserve Bourbon Gift Set – $35.99 – SOLD OUT
Jack Daniels Rockies Gift Set – Reg. $23.99 | Sale $19.99 – SOLD OUT
Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select Gift Set – $48.99 – SOLD OUT
Jack Daniel’s Gentleman Jack Gift Set – $29.99 – SOLD OUT
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire Gift Set – Reg. $24.99 | Sale $19.99 – SOLD OUT
Crown Royal Whisky Gift Set – Reg. $25.99 | Sale $23.99 – SOLD OUT
Maker’s 46 Bourbon Gift Set – Reg. $38.99 | Sale $35.99 – SOLD OUT
Jameson Irish Whiskey Trilogy – $32.99

For The Crafty Mixologist

Death’s Door Gin Gift Set – $27.99
Aviation American Gin Cocktail Muddler Set – $28.99
Belvedere Polish Mule Gift Set – Reg. $49.99 | Sale $47.99 – SOLD OUT
Double Cross Vodka Gift Set – Reg. $39.99 | Sale $29.99
Western Son Vodka Gift Set – $15.99
The Stoli Mule Pack – Reg. $32.99 | Sale $26.99
Jose Cuervo Especial Gold & Silver Tequila Gift Sets – Reg. $16.99 | Sale $15.99 each
El Jimador Reposado Gift Sets – SOLD OUT
El Jimador Silver Gift Sets – $17.99 each
Corralejo Tequila Reposado Gift Set – Reg. $27.99 | Sale $23.99 – SOLD OUT
Cazadores Tequila Reposado Gift Set – Reg. $25.99 | Sale $19.99
Drambuie Liqueur Gift Set – $34.99
RumChata Gift Set – Reg. $19.99 | Sale $17.99
Kamora Coffee Liqueur Gift Set – Reg. $13.49 | Sale $10.99
Baileys Original Irish Cream Gift Set – Reg. $24.99 | Sale $22.99 – SOLD OUT
Carolans Irish Cream Gift Set – $12.99
Disaronno Wears Missoni Gift Set – Reg. $22.99 | Sale $19.99 – SOLD OUT
Bacardi Rum 8 Gift Set – $19.99
Three Olives Gift Set – $19.99
Ol’ Major Bacon Bloody Mary Kit – $37.99
Barenjager Honey Liqueur – $26.99

For The Beer Enthusiast

Great Divide Barrel Aged Limited Edition 2017 Box Set – $29.99 (Denver Brewery)
Great Divide Yeti 3 Pack – $24.99
Kazematten Wipers Times Gift Set – $22.99
St. Bernardus Deluxe Tasting Set – $37.99
St. Bernardus Gift Set – $24.99
Ridgeway’s A Curious Collection of Holiday Ales – $23.99 – SOLD OUT

For The Scotch Drinker

Kilchoman Machir Bay Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky Gift Set – $57.99
Kilchoman Islay Single Malt Scotch 200ml Variety Pack – $48.99
Johnnie Walker Black Label Gift Set – $43.99
The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve Gift Set – Reg. $48.99 | Sale $33.99

Sill Not Sure? Here’s A Few More…

Sangre De Vida Tequila & Mezcal Tasting Flight – $27.99
Jagermeister Gift Set – Reg. $19.99 | Sale $17.99
Cooper & Thief Cellarmasters Gift Set – $24.99 – SOLD OUT

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Flash Your Ski Pass Promotion

flash your season ski pass deal

This ones for you, skiers and snowboarders! For a limited time, flash your season pass at Molly’s Spirits to receive 10% off all of your purchases! Stopping at Molly’s Spirits when your heading up I70 is 10x easier than trying to find a liquor store once you’re already up in the mountains. We’re 4 minutes off I70 & Sheridan. Plus, those steep mountain prices (pun intended) and the narrow selections will leave you wondering why you didn’t load up for the lodge in Denver.

Here are the promotion details: 

  • It must be a full season pass for the 2017-2018 year (no 2-day, 7-day, etc. passes). If you have questions about what passes are accepted beyond this, please reach out.
  • This discount cannot be combined with any other discounts.
  • This discount excludes box wine, kegs & allocated items. 
  • This deal is good from 11/25/2017 through 12/9/2017.
  • Your Ski Pass must be present at purchase and must match your ID. 

We hope this gets you as excited for Colorado ski season as it does for us! Shop Molly’s extensive selection of 12,000 wines, beers & spirits so you’re stocked up for your mountain adventures.

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Come help us celebrate Molly’s 3rd Anniversary Soireé

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Can you believe it? Molly’s Spirits is turning T-H-R-E-E and you’re invited to come help us celebrate!

Friday night we’re going to have some BIG prizes to giveaway (think free beer for a year from Left Hand Brewing, a Never Summer snowboard, etc), a free special tasting from 4-6PM and lots of yummy horderves! Plus it wouldn’t be a Molly’s party if we didn’t have a Gatsby-themed photobooth. Come snap a photo for a chance to win a $100 giftcard to our store!

We’ll also have DEEP anniversary sales running all weekend in-store.

RSVP HERE to stay in the loop on more exciting details to be announced soon.

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Get alcohol delivery from Molly’s on Minibar Delivery

alcohol delivery denver from mollys spirits Get alcohol delivery from Molly’s Spirits in Denver, Lakeside, Wheat Ridge or Arvada. We have partnered with Minibar Delivery for on-demand alcohol delivery, WHICH MEANS you can have alcohol delivered to you with the push of a button, in the comfort of your own home. Order on-demand and get your order in 60 minutes, or schedule at delivery to meet you at home when you’re off work!

Download the Minibar Delivery app or visit their website to start shopping from Molly’s inventory. The order comes from our store and from our amazing customer service team, we’re just utilizing Minibar’s excellent technology for another way to keep you in good spirits!

Questions? Email us at info@mollysspirits.com

*There are some areas Molly’s doesn’t deliver too. If you aren’t in our delivery zone, please reach out to us and we will see what we can do!

Click here to get started with your first on-demand alcohol delivery now. 

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Craft Bar Starter Kit – Giveaway!

**Giveaway has been completed, and the winner has been notified!**

We teamed up with Best Booze Denver for a unique giveaway for all of you Denver cocktail enthusiasts! We’re calling it a “Craft Bar Starter Kit” and it will help you make all of the classic cocktails: Moscow Mules, Kentucky Mules, gin or vodka martinis, gin or vodka tonics, and bloody marys. Plus the Strongwater Herbal Bitters kit will have you making Old Fashioned’s, Sazerac’s, Manhattan’s, Negroni’s and more.

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The Craft Bar Starter Kit includes:

  • (1) Deerhammer American Single Malt Whiskey
  • (1) St. George Botanivore Gin
  • (1) Blank and Booth Vodka (AKA “Booze”)
  • (1)Freshies 32oz Bloody Mary
  • (1)Fever tree Ginger Beer 4pack
  • (1)Fever tree Tonic Water 4pack
  • (1)Strongwater Herbal Bitters 5-piece Kit
  • (1) Real Dill Pickle Brine
  • (2) Copper Mugs
  • (1) 18oz Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker
  • (1) Stainless Steel Cocktail Stirrer
  • (1) Stainless Steel Cocktail Double Jigger
 Craft Bar Starter Kit Retail Value: $245
How to enter the Craft Bar Starter Kit Giveaway:
1.) Like the Instagram post on @bestboozedenver’s page
2.) Follow @mollysspirits, @bestboozedenver, @bloodymarytour on Instagram
3.) Tag a friend who you would make some cocktails with!
4.) Sign up for Molly’s newsletter (form below). Click the link in our bio and follow signup instructions.
5.) Must be 21+ and live in the greater Denver area

Giveaway ended 09/15/2017 and winner will be announced on this post and both Instagram accounts! Good luck!

Our winner: @all_denver_all_the_time

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Craft Bar Starter Kit Giveaway Entry Form

  • Example: @MollysSpirits
    Contest applicant must be 21+ to enter. Contest applicant must reside in Denver or a surrounding Colorado location.
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