SIPS – The Aurum Manhattan
Vernon Duke’s heartfelt and melancholy song “Autumn in New York” is the perfect listen for homesick New Yorkers this time of year. The song was originally written for the Broadway musical Thumbs Up! My favorite version was recorded by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. Listen.
Short of being in the Big Apple this Fall, I am going to play this song and mix up a local version of a Manhattan. This cocktail is a signature at one of the newer restaurants in Steamboat Springs, Colorado – Aurum, which opened last year. The restaurant, located along the Yampa River downtown, offers views of the legendary Howelsen Hill, food that is inventive and delicious (try the curried cauliflower or a crabcake), and a hip, contemporary atmosphere is refreshing for a traditional mountain town.
Thanks to Aurum for giving me a taste of home, right here in Colorado!
The Aurum Manhattan