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Drink Up: A Bonez Power House in Crested Butte

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This cryptically named bar in Crested Butte, Colorado serves up one of our favorite cocktails. Read on for the recipe

By Brittany Cupp

The Power House at Bonez packs a punch in the best way possible. Photo by Brittany Cupp.
The Power House at Bonez packs a punch in the best way possible. Photo by Brittany Cupp.

If you find yourself in Crested Butte, Colorado and in the mood for a proper drink, Southwestern style, head to Bonez Tequila Bar. The rustic-meets-modern style of the place will draw you in, while the selection of 140 tequilas lined up on the historic bar shelves will keep you posted up.

And when it comes to ordering, think outside the margarita box. Their signature cocktail, the Power House (named for the original power plant building that now houses the bar), is a good place to start for tequila newbies and aficionados alike.

Bonez’ Power House
  • 2.5 oz. El Mayor Tequila Anejo
  • .5 oz. Agave Simple Syrup
  • 8 Drops Bittermans Xocolatl Mole Cocktail Bitters
  • Orange peel for garnish

Combine all ingredients in a rocks glass over ice, garnish with the orange peel.

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