5 Après Ski Cocktails to Enjoy Around A Fire
Everybody knows the best part of a successful day on the slopes is warming up around a fire with friends. Even better if you can throw some cocktails into the mix.
We’ve teamed up with our friend, Anthony, over at Crater Lake Spirits to curate some recipes that will definitely have you and yours feeling festive.
Grab Your Shakers!
To get started you’ll need a few different Ablis sparkling beverages, a few of Crater Lake Spirits’ killer liquors, all linked below, as well as some citrus, simple syrup, and vanilla syrup.
First on the list is a bit of a classic around here — and for good reason. It’s like a whiskey ginger ale but better. Ablis’ sparkling Lemon Ginger (and all of our other beverages) comes with 50mg of CBD and the perfect amount of bubbles to make this cocktail an instant favorite.
Add as much of the sparkling Lemon Ginger as you’d like. The Lemon Ginger brightens up Crater Lakes’ smokey whiskey for a cozy but refreshing drink. It will surely warm you up!
Our take on the classic cran-vodka is a fan-favorite.
With a combo of two of Ablis’ most popular flavors, this cocktail packs a major punch of flavor. Bright citrus notes with hints of ginger and tart cranberry mask a lot of the vodka taste (since Crater Lakes’ is oh so smooth), so enjoy this one with caution!
The perfect holiday drink. It’s bright and crisp with heavy notes of citrus, but earthy and tart with the cranberry and gin. With Crater Lakes’ classic gin and Ablis’ most beloved flavor, you honestly can’t go wrong.
Shake gin, lime, simple syrup in a shaker with ice, strain into a martini glass, and top with cranberry blood orange. For a little extra holiday cheer, throw in a stick of cinnamon!
Back Alley Cranberry
If you’re into a more adventurous cocktail, give this next one a try. This unlikely combination of flavors is a total rush to the taste buds.
- 2 oz. Crater Lake Hatch Green Chile Vodka
- 1 oz. Lime Juice
- 1 oz. Vanilla Syrup
- Float of Ablis Cranberry Blood Orange
Shake vodka, lime, vanilla syrup in a shaker with ice, strain into a martini glass, and top with cranberry blood orange.
Spicy and sweet with a smooth vanilla finish. If you’re not sold on spicy vodka, hear us out. Crater Lake’s Hatch Green Chile Vodka is insanely good with just the right amount of heat.
Lemon Berry Drop
Effervescent, light, and with just the right amount of sweetness; this final cocktail is sure to please just about anyone.
- 2 oz. Crater Lake Northwest Berry Vodka
- 1 oz lemon juice
- 1 oz simple syrup
- Float of Ablis Sparkling Lemon Water
Shake vodka, lemon, and simple syrup in a shaker with ice, strain into a sugar-rimmed martini glass, and top with sparkling lemon water.
Even avid non-vodka drinkers have succumbed to the deliciousness that is this cocktail. It’s a boozy, berry lemonade with a hint of CBD. Do we need to say more?
Even if you’re not located in a ski haven, this list will help you and your friends forget the dumpster fire that was 2020, at least temporarily.
Kidding! (Sort of).
Obviously, drink responsibly and if you over-serve yourself, pop open an Ablis beverage sans liquor and hydrate.