Top 10 Après Ski Drinks

Top Après Ski Drinks

Whether you're a cold beer kinda person, or a cocktail magician, all kinds of adult beverages are on-piste during Après Ski. 

Here are the top Après Ski drinks for this 2022/2023 season: 

1. Aperol Spritz

With it's popularity skyrocketing in Europe & North America the past few years, it's no surprise that the delicious Aperol Spritz has made it as the top Après Ski beverage. 

This classic drink is rerfreshing, tastes amazing, and is packed full of alcohol to warm you up.

Here's the recipe: 

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces prosecco.
  • 2 ounces Aperol.
  • 1 ounce club soda.
  • Garnish: orange slice.

Steps

  1. Add the prosecco, Aperol and club soda to a large wine glass filled with ice and stir.
  2. Garnish with an orange slice.
  3. Serve, party. 

2. Hot Toddy

After a cold day on the slopes theres nothing better than taking a warm shower, changing into your Après Ski outfit and grabbing yourself a warm, boozy drink.

If you're looking for a hot après ski drink this is the staple.

A winter list of drinks is never complete without the Hot Toddy. 

A staple in cold termperatures, this drink is sure to warm the soul and the mood of everyone partaking. 

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup water

  • 1 ½ ounces whiskey

  • 2 to 3 teaspoons honey, to taste

  • 2 to 3 teaspoons lemon juice, to taste

  • 1 lemon round

  • 1 cinnamon stick (optional, for garnish)

Steps

  1. In a teapot or saucepan, bring the water to a simmer. Pour the hot water into a mug.

  2. Add the whiskey, 2 teaspoons honey and 2 teaspoon lemon juice. Stir until the honey has disappeared into the hot water. Taste, and add 1 teaspoon honey for more sweetness, and/or 1 teaspoon more lemon juice for more zing.

  3. Garnish with a lemon round and cinnamon stick (if using).

  4. Enjoy!

3. Ice Cold Beer

This needs no introduction, and in the winter, no refrigeration. 

There's no replacement for an ice-cold beer after a day on the slopes. It doesn't even matter what type of beer, but we'd suggest a light beer as it might help keep you more hydrated...right? 

4. Champagne

“Champagne should be cold, dry and hopefully, free.” – Christian Pol Roger

While we can't garauntee the free part, having a glass of bubbly après ski is bound to be cold. 

Like beer, champagne requires no recipe, no instructions. Simply pour (or spray) and enjoy. 

5. Mulled Wine

While we wouldn't suggest to drink this while still skiing, mulled wine is a great hot après ski drink for those looking to wind down. 

Here's the recipe. 

  • A litre of red wine
  • ½ litre of water (or apple cider)
  • Plenty of sugar or honey to taste
  • 15 g cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp crushed Cardamom
  • 1 tbsp crushed Cinnamon sticks
  • ½ tsp Cloves
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 3 star anise pods
  • 1 orange sliced
  • ½ lemon sliced

Instructions

  1. Put the water (or cider) with all the spices and sugar (or honey) in a saucepan.
  2. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 40 minutes until you are left with a rich syrup.
  3. Add the wine and heat over a medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes WITHOUT boiling – very important or you will boil off the alcohol!
  4. Leave to rest for 10 minutes 
  5. Voila! You're ready to enjoy. 

6. Demi Peche

A sweet beer-based drink that's bound to get the good times rolling. 

This one's easy. 

Instructions: Quite literally just wheat beer or lager with a dash of peach syrup! Drink up and enjoy!

7. Espresso Martini

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka

  • 1/2 ounce coffee liqueur (usually Kahlúa)

  • 1 ounce espresso, freshly brewed (or cold brew concentrate)

  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup

  • Garnish: coffee beans

Steps

  1. Add vodka, coffee liqueur, espresso and simple syrup to a shaker filled with ice and shake until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

  3. Garnish with 3 coffee beans.

8. Gin & Tonic with Lime

Do we really need to give you the recipe? 

Okay:

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces (1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons) gin
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) fresh lime juice
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) tonic water
  • Lime wedge or slice
  • Ice

Directions 

Fill a high ball glass with ice. Add gin and lime juice. Then top with tonic water. Garnish with lime wedge or slice.


9. Hugo

Probably the most refreshing of the whole list - get hydrated, right? 

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp Elderflower liqueur, such as St. Germain or St. Elder
  • 2 oz Seltzer or sparkling water
  • 6 oz Prosecco
  • 3 slices lime
  • 6 leaves mint
  • 4 cubes ice

Instructions

  1. Fill glass with ice. Tear and place mint leaves into glass.
  2. Add 2 Tablespoons elderflower liqueur, 2 ounces sparkling water or seltzer and lime slices.
  3. Fill glass to top with prosecco and give a gentle stir. Enjoy!

10. Kir Royale

If you're looking for something a bit more elevated than your traditional champagne, this ones for you. 

Here's how to make it: 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 ounce creme de cassis
  • Dry Champagne (or other sparkling wine), to top
  • Garnish: lemon twist

Steps

  1. Pour the creme de cassis into a Champagne flute.
  2. Top with the Champagne.
  3. Garnish with a lemon twist.

It's hard to beat a good drink on a cold day at the hill - and with these recipes you'll have a hard time wanting to leave. 

 

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