Our favourite après-ski drinks

après-ski drinks

We love après-ski drinks, they’re warming and comforting, and often have a little kick to help keep you going after a long day on the slopes. We like them with and without the skiing, and they’re just right for these colder months. We’ve listed our favourite après-ski drinks and their recipes below.

Hot Buttered Rum

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Yes, this is as decadent as it sounds! It’s rich, creamy, and beautifully warming, and it will be just what you need after a few hours in the cold. There are dozens of variations on the drink, but the recipe below is the one we enjoy best!

Ingredients:

For this recipe, you will need:

  • 60ml honey
  • 130g brown sugar
  • 110g unsalted butter
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Ground cloves
  • 180ml spiced rum (Captain Morgan works beautifully)
  • 470ml water
Preparation:

To begin, boil the water.

Use an electric mixer to combine the honey, brown sugar, and butter. Add in half a teaspoon of cinnamon, a quarter teaspoon of nutmeg, and 1/8 teaspoon of ground cloves.

Once the mixture is properly stirred, add in the rum. Once the water is boiling, add it into the mixture, stir well, and serve.

Serves 4.

(Recipe courtesy of the Food Network)

Hot Toddy

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The Hot Toddy is a classic après-ski drink, but did you know it’s also useful as a remedy for colds and coughs?

If you’re worried you got a little TOO chilled during your day on the slopes or your snowfight, have this delicious drink to warm up.

Ingredients:

  • 30 ml  whiskey
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 120ml  water
  • ½ lemon
Preparation:

To begin, boil the water. Pour the whiskey into a tea cup, and add in the honey and the lemon juice. Once the water is boiling, add to your tea cup. Stir well, let it cool a minute or two, and enjoy.

Red Wine Hot Chocolate

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This may sound like an odd mixture, but wait until you try it! The richness of the chocolate blends perfectly with the heavy flavour of the red wine, giving you a drink that will warm you to the bones. Definitely one of the après-ski drinks recipes to try!

Ingredients:

For this recipe, you will need:

  • Cocoa powder
  • 240ml milk
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Red wine (not too dry)
Preparation:

Place the milk on the stove to heat, and stir in the cocoa powder, sugar, and a pinch of salt. Be careful not to  let the milk boil, and take the milk off the heat as it begins to simmer.

Once the milk is warmed, add in roughly ½ small glass of red wine. Stir well to mix, let it sit for a minute to warm up the wine, and enjoy. Sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon onto the hot chocolate for extra flavour.

(Recipe courtesy of Home Cooking Adventure)

Irish Coffee

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If you need a real “kick” after a day of skiing, nothing beats an Irish coffee. The caffeine will wake you up for a night of partying, and the Irish whiskey will get you in the mood for fun. A winter drink you can’t help but love.

Ingredients:

For this recipe, you will need:

  • 125ml hot coffee
  • 45ml Irish whiskey
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Cold whipped cream
Preparation:

To begin, make sure the coffee is fresh out of the pot. If that means setting on a fresh batch of coffee, so be it! The hotter the coffee, the better.

Pour the coffee into a mug, add in the Irish whiskey and sugar, and stir gently. Once the sugar has dissolved into the mixture, add a tablespoon of cold whipped cream atop the coffee.

(Recipe courtesy of SkiNet)

 

Tequila Mint Hot Chocolate

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This is a great way to step out of your comfort zone and try something new! This cocktail is absolutely divine, and the perfect way to ward off the winter chill.

Ingredients:

For this recipe, you will need:

  • Cocoa powder
  • Sugar
  • 700ml milk
  • Chocolate chips (milk and bittersweet)
  • 120ml tequila
  • 60ml peppermint schnapps
  • Whipped cream
Preparation:

To begin, place the milk on the stove, and add in ¼ cup of cocoa powder and 125ml of milk and bittersweet chocolate chips. Place on medium heat and stir constantly.

When the chocolate is melted and the milk is hot, add in the peppermint schnapps and tequila. Serve into cups and top with whipped cream.

(Recipe courtesy of Serious Eats)

 

These are more than just great après-ski drinks – they’ll also get you in the mood for the Alpine Ball at ICC Birmingham later this year.

What did you think of these après-ski drinks recipes? Did you try them all, or did you find one you particularly liked? Drop a comment below and let us know…