Ginger Cocktails from the DCPA Restaurant Partners

Small but mighty, the Gingerbread Man – known to friends as Gingy – packs a punch in Shrek The Musical. One of the predominant flavors of gingerbread is, of course, ginger. We asked our restaurant partners to provide a few cocktails in honor of Gingy and his formidable personality.

The Corner Office | Shrek’s Ginger Cocktail

1401 Curtis Street | 303.825.6500


2 oz Gin
.5 oz Green Chartreuse
.5 oz Ginger Liqueur
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
.5 oz Simple Syrup
Soda Water
Fresh Mint Leaves
Thinly Sliced Fresh Ginger


Start by chilling your cocktail glass in the freezer. A frosted glass will add to the refreshing experience.

In a shaker, combine the gin, green Chartreuse, ginger liqueur, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup. Add a handful of ice cubes and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds. Remove the glass from the freezer and fill it halfway with ice cubes. Strain the cocktail mixture into the prepared glass. Top it off with soda water for a light fizz. Add a sprig of fresh mint and a few thin slices of fresh ginger to the glass. For an extra Shrek touch, you could also rim the glass with green sugar or add a green edible flower. Give the cocktail a gentle stir and enjoy your Shrek-inspired ginger concoction!

Dazzle | Shrek 75

1080 14th Street | 303.839.5100


1 oz Gin
.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
.25 oz Simple Syrup
Ginger Beer
Lime Peel


Add gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a flute glass. Top it off with the ginger beer. Lastly, garnish with lime peel. Enjoy your Shrek 75!

Fortissimo Dueling Pianos | Gingy’s Bubbles

891 14th Street #110 | 720.789.5280


.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
.5 oz Pear Simple Syrup (1 pear, 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar)
3 oz Champagne
Ginger Ale
Fresh mint leaves


First, make your pear simple syrup. Combine one peeled, muddled (smashed) pear with 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar in a pot. Simmer over low heat until the sugar dissolves. Then, remove the pear and strain.

Shake the lemon juice and pear simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a champagne glass. Top off with champagne, then the ginger ale. Garnish with mint or a thin slice of pear on the rim. This recipe can be made spirit free by replacing the champagne with more ginger ale.

STK Steakhouse | Gingy’s Favorite Moscow Mule

1550 Market Street | 720.597.8010


.25 oz Fresh Lime Juice
.25 oz Yellow Chartreuse or Green Chartreuse
1.5 oz Belvedere Organic Ginger & Pear
Ginger Beer
1 Lime Wedge


No shaking required! Fill a classic, copper cup with ice (but another cup will work just fine). Then, add the lime juice, Chartreuse, and Belvedere. Then, fill the cup to the top with ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wedge. Enjoy!

Teacher’s Lounge | Gingy’s Gin Fizz

1250 Welton Street | 720.722.7035


2 oz Citadelle Gin
.75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
.75 oz Ginger Beer
.25 oz Sugar Syrup
1 oz Egg White
Angostura bitters
Dried Lemon


Add the gin, lemon juice, ginger beer, sugar syrup, and egg white to a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for about 15 seconds. Strain the drink into a coupe glass and watch the foam rise. Garnish with a dried lemon (or a lemon peel) and dot Angostura Bitters on top.