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Après Ski Cocktails: The Winter Margarita

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Après Ski Cocktails: The Winter Margarita

*Photo Credit: Old Elk Bourbon

Craft beer is king when it comes to being the après ski drink of choice for most skiers and snowboarders. I totally get it having indulged in my share of ski beers throughout my illustrious après ski career.

Craft Cocktails are on the Rise

I've always maintained that the best beer you can drink is one earned through countless laps on the mountain. However, not everyone loves beer. I'm not one of them but I'm also not a prejudiced drinker, by any stretch of the imagination. Having  enjoyed a good après ski cocktail or two at ski resorts, it is clear that mixology is on the rise in recent years.

Highlighting Creative Après Ski Cocktails

With the growth of the craft spirits industry, more and more bartenders have gotten their creative juices flowing and are stirring up some fun après ski cocktails. In our newest franchise, we will feature these cocktails for you to make on your own and share with friends. So break out the jigger and shaker and start stirring. Cheers!

Old Elk Bourbon Winter Rita


1.50 ounce Old Elk Blended Straight Bourbon

1 ounce fresh lime juice

.50 ounce toasted cinnamon agave*

.25 ounce orange liquor


*in medium saucepan place 8 cinnamon sticks and lightly toast until they smoke lightly. Add 20 ounce of blue agave syrup and let head up, careful not to boil. Strain out cinnamon sticks, cool before using.

Shake all ingredients in a shaker tin and pour into a rocks glass. Rim half a lime wheel with ancho chili powder, salt and ground cinnamon.

Pair With:

Spicy Chicken wings, Nachos and sore feet. 

*Recipe courtesy or Old Elk Bourbon


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