Food & Drink

Larimer St's Trillium presses on

Published On 11/21/2012 Published On 11/21/2012

Move over, apple-hashpipes -- you're no longer the coolest perversion of an innocuous household item! Behold French Press Cocktails, which the bartenders at Scandinavian-inspired bistro Trillium invented in a fit of creativity (in fairness, possibly after smoking from apple-hashpipes). The Initial Pour: The three, piping-hot signature 'tails are prepped tableside, so half the fun is watching the creation of your Finnish Glogg (a mulled, spiced wine), Irish coffee-esque Lillehammer (with whiskey & walnut liqueur), or gin/berry tea Grindenwald, aka the name of the family in the Scandinavian Christmas Vacation

The Wait and Plunge: After the pour, an egg timer will go off when the infusion's juuuuust right, so enjoy watching as the concoction "homogenizes into a beautiful deep purple warming libation" before your server plunges the press

The Best Pour: The cocktails are made for two, so share your chosen 'tail with a Viking friend. They're served in glasses bigger than a shot but smaller than a coffee mug, but the whole experience is delicate and artful, so try not to just inhale everything all at once.

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1. Trillium 2134 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205 (Five Points)

Trillium is an American restaurant with serious culinary Scandinavian roots housed in the Five Points neighborhood. Fancying a layout that favors a relaxing, comforting atmosphere, a menu featuring interesting combinations of seafood and meat (sometimes on the same plate), and seasonal brews, you may find yourself staying a while.