Xania Woodman, a bartender at O.P. Rockwell in Park City, Utah, says this is the cocktail to sate your après-ski thirst. “It’s strong, sweet and simple—perfect for post-exertion and easing into the evening,” she says. “Alpine Traveler's Rest American single-malt whiskey is 90-proof, which is perfect for standing up to the smoky aromatic bitters and malty beer syrup. Combined with good ice—hopefully, the only ice one has seen all day—this Old Fashioned riff hits all the right notes.”
This recipe originally appeared as part of “Bartenders Recommend the Best Après-Ski Drinks in the World.”
Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled.
Strain into an Old Fashioned glass over 3 or 4 ice cubes.
Express the oil from an orange peel and drop in to garnish.
*Polygamy porter syrup: Pour 1 can of Wasatch Polygamy nitro porter into a saucepan and gently warm (do not allow to boil). Add an equal or slightly greater amount of cane sugar, and stir to dissolve completely. Let cool.