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6 Après-Ski Cocktails to Warm Your Frost-Bitten Bones

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There are few things more satisfying after a long day on the slopes than a piping-hot après-ski cocktail. Whether you snowboard, ski, sled or simply want to enhance the comfort of the great indoors, these cocktails will warm chilled bones from the inside out and relax tired muscles after a hard day’s work. Hang up your gear, grab a seat in front of the fire and whip up a batch of these cozy après-ski cocktails for you and your snow bunny friends.

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This decadent cold-weather sipper gets an exotic edge from coconut milk, chai and Patrón XO Incendio, a tequila-based liqueur infused with Criollo chocolate and arbol chile. Treat yourself to a job well done with its ultra decadent garnishes—an oversized roasted marshmallow and dark chocolate-dipped spoon.

The Essentials

silver tequila
Patrón XO Incendio
chai tea
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This soul-soothing favorite is quick and easy to whip up after an exhausting day on the slopes. Make a big batch to share with friends as you gather in the lodge or cabin to talk about your favorite runs of the trip.

The Essentials

hot water
whiskey
honey
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Wassail was introduced to America long before we were speeding down black diamonds and carving up halfpipes, and its spiced, boozy formula has stood the test of time. A mix of bourbon, sherry, apple cider and baking spices will revive and rejuvenate you as it knocks the stinging cold from your senses.

The Essentials

apple cider
oloroso sherry
bourbon
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While we’re still patiently awaiting our acceptance letter to Hogwarts, we at least have this creamy, frothy Butterbeer recipe to keep us content. A warm, joyful mix of scotch, pumpkin ale and lip-smacking butterscotch syrup will inspire your inner child and instantly transport you to a cozy corner of Three Broomsticks.

The Essentials

butter
scotch
pumpkin ale
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This pub classic won’t just warm you after a long day on the slopes; the jolt of caffeine will give you energy for an evening of après-ski festivities to come. Fresh whipped cream is simple to make but gives the workhorse cocktail an extra decadent edge.

The Essentials

Irish Whiskey
Coffee
Whipped Cream
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This cocktail’s name says it all. Inspired by the traditional green Chartreuse-spiked drink French skiers imbibe after a day on the Alpine slopes, it’s the ultimate boozy hot chocolate after your final trip down the mountain.

The Essentials

Peppermint Schnapps
Green Chartreuse
Hot Chocolate

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