The Mingos Après Ski Drink Guide: Our Favorite Sips to Savor After a Long Day on the Slopes
After a full day of hitting the slopes, you deserve to treat yourself. For our flock, there’s no better way to ease into your après ski status than with a delicious drink. Piping hot or as cold as the snow, these cocktails are the ideal complement to your post-ski experience.
So, kick back, relax, and prepare to sip on your new favorite cocktail. One important note: Never drink and ride. Our selected sips are best prepared and enjoyed after you’ve finished skiing for the day. And even when you leave the slopes, remember to drink responsibly.
The Flatliner: A Zippy Sip of Adventure
It’s time to level up your espresso martini and get properly acquainted with the Flatliner. A potent combination of equal parts espresso, vanilla-flavored vodka, Kahlua, and Bailey’s is all you need to get the party started (and keep it going all night long).
Aperol Spritz: A Bittersweet Symphony of Flavors
There’s a common misconception that you need to be summering on the Amalfi Coast to fully enjoy an Aperol Spritz. For a light, bright, and ultra-refreshing cocktail, the Aperol Spritz is a must-have for après ski enthusiasts. Composed of Aperol, prosecco, soda water, and garnished with a slice of orange, it embodies sophistication and relaxation.
Hot Toddy: A Cozy Comfort for All
When the temperatures plummet and you need to thaw out, there's nothing like turning to a Hot Toddy to remedy the situation. This winter drink features whiskey, hot water, honey, and a squeeze of fresh lemon. Its soothing and medicinal properties chase away the chill and soothe your soul and even a sore throat. Sip on your Hot Toddy by the fireplace or under the stars for a little rejuvenation after a day of exhilarating ski runs.
PB & YAY: A Dessert Walks Into a Bar
All of those ski runs might have you dreaming about dessert. If that’s the case, consider this adults-only hot cocoa with a twist. Here’s how to make your own: Take one part peanut butter whiskey, two parts hot chocolate, top with whipped cream, and a Reese's peanut butter cup. Sip it as slowly as possible (which won’t be an easy feat!) for a super cozy après ski evening.
Hot Herbal Tea: A Simple and Satisfying Staple
If you want a booze-free beverage, opt for a piping hot cup of classic herbal tea. It comes with plenty of benefits, and most importantly, allows you to head back to the slopes after you take a break. To add some oomph to your mug, ask your bartender for mint leaves, citrus slices, or a dash of cinnamon.
Our list of top après ski drinks only scratches the surface of mountain-friendly cocktails. Whether you need an extra boost of caffeine or need a cure for your sweet tooth, there’s always something to fill your cup (literally and otherwise!).
Written by Blake Solomon