Maybe we’ve been watching too much Olympic coverage, but we’ve got winter sports on the brain. And we’ve found that après-ski cocktails are delicious whether you’ve been carving up the slopes yourself or just enjoying the Super-G on television.
So tonight, after your last run of the day (or if you need a break from endless sappy montages), mix up the Quit N’ Time. The recipe was created for the 50th anniversary of the Park City Mountain Resort by its neighbor, High West Distillery & Saloon, which is right at the bottom of the mountain—in fact, at the end of a ski run called Quit N’ Time. The tipple is a combination of rye whiskey and hot spiced lemonade: the perfect way to cap an evening.
For a hot drink with a bit more kick, go with the aptly named Howitzer. This steamy combo of cognac, bourbon and red wine gets an extra jolt from spicy cinnamon syrup. It’s one of several warm beverages on the winter menu at The Rose in Jackson, Wyo., which was launched by Alex Day and David Kaplan, the talented duo from New York’s Death & Company and a host of other notable watering holes around the world.
If you want a beverage with dessert, try celebrity mixologist Kim Haasarud’s decadent S’more Snow Martini (pictured above) that calls for chilled hot chocolate, dark crème de cocoa, Baileys Irish Cream, vodka and toasted miniature marshmallows. Haasarud is, appropriately, one of the producers of the Après Ski Cocktail Classic in Aspen. (This year’s edition takes place next month.)
So come in from the cold and fix one of these concoctions now.