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Top 8 Après Ski Cocktails to Drink

As the sun sets behind snow-capped peaks and the exhilarating rush of carving down the slopes gives way to the soothing hush of mountain tranquility, a special moment emerges in the world of winter sports: après ski. 

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It’s a time-honored tradition, a celebration of adventure, and an opportunity to toast to both triumphs and tumbles on the mountain. 

Amidst this alpine ambiance, the Après Ski cocktail takes center stage—a cocktail carefully crafted to embody the essence of relaxation and camaraderie. 

With flavors that dance between cozy warmth and exhilarating zest, it’s the perfect elixir to elevate your post-ski rendezvous to unforgettable heights.

Apres-Ski Swizzle Cocktail

The Apres-Ski Swizzle captivates Pineapple juice infuses a tropical zest while green chartreuse adds a herbal allure, harmonized by the vibrant lime juice. 

Apres-Ski Swizzle Cocktail
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The subtle sweetness of orgeat provides a delightful depth, ensuring this cocktail stands as the quintessential choice for post-ski indulgence. 

Best enjoyed by the fireside in a cozy alpine lodge, it’s the blend of these common yet masterfully combined ingredients that sets this swizzle apart, making it an essential part of any après-ski tradition.

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Après Ski Julep

Crafted for those seeking post-slopes indulgence, the Après Ski Julep is a delightful blend of fresh mint leaves, blackberry shrub, Braulio, bourbon (preferably Wild Turkey 101), nocino, and a hint of saline solution. 

Après Ski Julep
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Its standout feature lies in the harmonious marriage of earthy Braulio and the boldness of bourbon, creating a robust and complex flavor profile. 

What sets this cocktail apart is the fusion of fruity blackberry notes with the herbal depth of Braulio, making it perfect for sipping fireside after a day on the slopes. 

Enjoy the Après Ski Julep in the cozy ambiance of a mountain lodge, and discover why it’s the ultimate après-ski companion.

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Flinn’s Après Steazy

Flinn’s Après Steazy, a delightful concoction blending Lucano amaro, Woody Creek rye whiskey, Campari, St-Germain, and freshly squeezed lemon juice, transcends the ordinary. 

Flinn’s Après Steazy
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This apres ski favorite boasts a harmonious fusion of bitter and citrusy notes, a symphony of flavors to savor.

What sets it apart is the perfect balance achieved between the robust whiskey and the sweet, floral St-Germain, making it the ultimate choice after a day on the slopes. 

Best enjoyed fireside, it’s a comforting reward that warms both body and soul, setting it apart as the quintessential apres ski cocktail.

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Après Ski

Indulge in the warmth of a Pecan-Infused Bourbon cocktail, a perfect post-ski companion. 

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Crafted with Buffalo Trace bourbon, Amaro Nonino, and a touch of blended Scotch whisky, it offers a rich, nutty embrace that lingers on the palate. 

The addition of demerara syrup and a dash of Angostura bitters elevates its complexity, making it an après-ski classic. 

What sets it apart is the comforting fusion of sweet and smoky notes, best enjoyed by the fireside, as it encapsulates the essence of a cozy winter evening in the mountains. 

It’s the quintessential choice for unwinding after a day on the slopes.

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Après Ski Boulevardier

The Après Ski Boulevardier is a harmonious blend of bourbon, Campari, and sweet vermouth, crowned with a twist of orange zest. 

Après Ski Boulevardier
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This cocktail entices with the robust warmth of bourbon, the bittersweet embrace of Campari, and the subtle sweetness of vermouth. 

What sets it apart is its ability to bridge the gap between the slopes and après-ski relaxation

Crafted with common ingredients, it’s best enjoyed by the fireside, where its rich flavors envelop you in a comforting embrace, making it the ultimate post-ski companion. 

With its balance and depth, this cocktail stands as the epitome of alpine indulgence.

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Il Bombardino

Il Bombardino, a cherished apres ski classic, combines the rich indulgence of VOV zabaglione liqueur and the warmth of Vecchia Romagna brandy. 

Il Bombardino
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Its velvety fusion is accentuated by a cloud of whipped cream, with a final touch of cocoa powder or cinnamon for a subtle depth of flavor. 

This exquisite concoction is best enjoyed fireside, enveloped in the cozy ambiance of a ski lodge, making it the quintessential choice for post-slope relaxation. 

Its unique blend of Italian heritage and decadent simplicity sets it apart, offering a comforting embrace after a day on the slopes.

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Verte Chaud

Verte Chaud offers a cozy escape from the chill with its blend of creamy melted chocolate and green chartreuse, a French herbal liqueur. 

Verte Chaud
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This après-ski delight warms the soul, making it perfect for sipping by a roaring fire after a day on the slopes. 

What sets it apart is the harmonious marriage of velvety chocolate and the herbal complexity of chartreuse.

It’s an après-ski classic, offering a comforting and indulgent experience that’s hard to beat.

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Slope Style

This apres ski delight combines Patrón XO Cafe, white crème de menthe, and Green Chartreuse to craft a harmonious blend. 

Slope Style
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What sets it apart is the unexpected addition of green tea ice cream, lending a creamy, herbal essence that tantalizes the taste buds.

Garnished with a sprig of mint, it’s best enjoyed fireside, bringing warmth and comfort after a day on the slopes. 

Its allure lies in the perfect marriage of rich, earthy flavors with a touch of indulgence, making it the ultimate choice for post-ski relaxation.

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8 Après Ski Cocktail Recipes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Check out these delicious après ski cocktails to warm you up after a day on the slopes.

Instructions

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  2. Gather all the needed ingredients
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Top 8 Après Ski Cocktails to Drink
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Written by Paul Kushner

I have always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. My restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time I turned 17 I was serving tables, and by 19 I was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, I opened my first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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