Vail visitors are definitely barking up the wrong tree if they go anywhere other than the Tivoli’s Brown Hound Lounge for a relaxing cocktail, micro-brew, or premium glass of wine this season. The Tivoli’s stunning lobby, cozy and inviting with overstuffed chairs and leather sofas, serves up towering views of the ski mountain and surrounding peaks. and the Brown Hound offers up a bountifully stocked bar and its signature indini cocktail – inspired by former hotel mascot Indy, the chocolate Labrador for whom the lounge is named.
Indy was named for the Indianapolis 500, the legendary auto race won by Bob and Diane’s oldest son, Buddy, in 1996. Both Buddy and younger brother Jacques still race in the Indy car series.
There is no question, however, about who the Indini is named for: the hotel hound, Indy. Rarely in the annals of barnyard lore has a brown hound met a grey goose with such happy results. Yet goose and hound have fused seamlessly in the creation of the new Indini cocktail.
Grey Goose vodka figures prominently in this richly delicious, sinfully chocolaty masterwork crafted by the Tivoli’s dedicated staff after hours of intensive research. We proudly invite guests to start a new Vail tradition by stopping into the Brown Hound and sampling the enticing Indini. We don’t recommend trying this at home, but if you just can’t wait till your next Vail visit, here’s the official Indini recipe:
- 3 shots Grey Goose vodka
- 2 shots Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
- 1 shot DiSarrono Amaretto
Mix in a shaker with ice, shake and pour into a chilled 10-ounce martini glass. Top with finely shaved milk chocolate and enjoy.