Emerald Eye

Cocktail By Caitlin O'Neill

Emerald Eye

1403 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80202

“Hidden beneath Downtown Denver’s historic Larimer Square, Emerald Eye is a dark tropical cocktail bar inspired by the Caribbean circa 1955. Featuring modern riffs on classic cocktails, a thoughtfully curated rum and agave program, and weekend DJ nights — Emerald Eye is here for you when you want to get lost or when you are looking to be found. A delicate little oasis that is here to embrace in times of love and heartbreak.”

The Ultraviolet Vow

Created by Caitlin O'Neill



  • 10 oz Banana Infused Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum
  • 10 oz Botanist Gin
  • 7.5 oz Ancho Butterfly Peaflower Syrup

Citrus Bomb

  • 7.5 oz Lime Juice
  • 2.5 oz Pineapple Juice

Meet Caitlin O'Neill


My name is Caitlin and I’ve been working in different aspects of the service industry for 13 years. I have spent a lot of time in kitchens, specialty coffee shops, and bars which has allowed me to really hone my palate and understand different flavors and how they interact with each other. Along with flavor and presentation, customer service has been a large focus for me. I’ve found that when I go out, it doesn’t matter how good everything looks and tastes if the service and experience is poor.

The Inspiration

I was inspired by how uranium glass flows and changes when under UV black-light to a beautiful emerald. It will be presented on a tray, with the punch in an ornate uranium glass jar, a porrón filled with the citrus bomb and glasses for serving. It will be a fun and interactive treat for guests.

Featured Spirit in this recipe

Mount Gay Black Barrel Aged Rum