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Best Cocktails for Apres-Ski

Posted by Jane Carswell on Mar 16, 2012 11:33:00 AM

An essential part of any good ski trip is some good apres-ski fun.  For some that means a soda in the hottub with some pals and for others it means a cocktail or two to relax into the evening.

We've consulted with some of the best apres-ski pros in the business, the CMH bartenders, to see what are the cocktails of choice at a few of the CMH Heli-Skiing Lodge.

Here are the top picks.  Be sure to share yours in the comments below!

Galena Fog: Simple and easy to mix at home!  A Corona with a shot of tequilla.

Best Apres Ski Cocktails   Galena Bluebird MartiniGalena Bluebird: A martini with blueberry vodka and blue curacao.

The Steenroller: Created by Tanya Steen in the Gothics for 'The Boys', a group of repeat skiers that make themselves right at home in the lodge for thier week of heli-skiing.  A magical mix of Bluberi Stoli Vodka and some citrus ingredients and voila!  But be careful, if you have one too many you might get steamrolled!

The Monashee Flatliner: This has become a staple up in the Monashees, frequently requested at about 6pm!  1 oz baileys, 1/2 oz Absolut Vodka, 1/2 oz Kahlua and 1 oz expresso.  Shaken on ice, strained into a chilled martini glass.

Cariboo Kiss: A nice twist on a classic shooter. Combine Amaretto and Southern Comfort but the trick is that after consuming it, you have to kiss someone close to you!

With St. Patrick's Day around the corner, we're curious to know what will be your choice of apres-ski beverage on March 17?

Photo: The Galena Bluebird by Mike Welch, CMH Galena Lodge.

Topics: CMH Heli-Skiing, For Fun