I’m just here for après-ski
The last lift means après-ski is next! Here at Ski Lift Designs, we’re all about being traditional. Classic après-ski drinks put the bow on a perfect ski day. Some use après-ski to be warmed up, others to wind down, and if you’re in Europe, it’s to party. Below are our top après-ski drinks and recipes, but we’d love to hear yours. Comment with your favorite post-run beverage.
Top 6 Après-Ski Drinks and Recipes:
- Hot Toddy: This classic winter drink combines hot water, whiskey, honey, lemon juice, and spices like cinnamon and cloves. It's perfect for cozying up by the fireplace.
Hot Toddy Recipe
- Irish Coffee: A delightful mix of hot coffee, Irish whiskey, sugar, and topped with whipped cream, Irish coffee is known for its smooth and warming effect.
Irish Coffee Recipe
- Mulled Wine: This spiced and heated wine is a popular choice during ski season. Combining red wine with orange zest, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and honey, it's a delicious way to fend off the cold.
- Alpine Punch: A festive and fruity option, alpine punch typically includes rum, orange liqueur, cranberry juice, and a splash of lemon juice. Garnish with cranberries or orange slices for an extra touch.
- Hot Chocolate with a Twist: Upgrade your traditional hot chocolate by adding a shot of your favorite liqueur such as Baileys, peppermint schnapps, or even hazelnut liqueur. Top it off with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
Spiked Hot Chocolate
- Aperol Spritz: A popular Italian cocktail that consists of Aperol, a bright orange liqueur made from bitter orange, rhubarb, and various herbs and spices. The combination of bitter, citrusy, and sparkling elements, along with the refreshing nature of the drink itself, make it an ideal choice for après-ski relaxation
- Pabst Blue Ribbon: Sorry, not sorry. PBR has to make the list if you apres at your tailgate and don’t have the crockpot going to keep your warmed drinks. Classic après-ski drink if you’re American.
Remember, alcohol hits different in high elevation.