Created as a Vodka Espresso in 1983, this firm après ski favourite was renamed Espresso Martini in the early 1990s. Originally created at London’s Soho Brasserie for a customer requesting a drink to perk her up, we think there’s no place more appropriate than when an epic day of skiing calls for a little something we like to call après.
Doesn’t Vin Chaud just sound so much more exotic than mulled wine? Those two little words will transport any alpine lover straight back to the pistes. You can smell the spices rising from the glass of hot red wine divineness. Take those gloves off, loosen the ski boots and sink into that sheepskin-adorned chair. You’ve earned it.
After an exhilarating day of skiing, there is nothing more satisfying than that last run down to après. Nothing beats being surrounded by your closest friends, regaling stories of today’s snowy expeditions all whilst sat around a flickering fire pit. If you are already yearning for another day like the one just gone, ask the bartender for a Powderhound to ease you from day to night.
Hot Buttered Rum
Nothing staves off the chill from the setting Alpine sun, than the warming boost of your favourite tipple. Cinnamon, nutmeg, ice cream and dark rum, all expertly blended together in one steaming mug of après bliss. When the nights draw in on your favourite week of the year, no excuses are needed. Sometimes you just require a little something to carry you through into the evening.
Spiced Hot Apple Cider
The smell of spiced hot apple cider wafting out of your favourite après bar is enough to get your ski legs fired back up for just one more run. With a basis of fruit juice, you may wonder why you need to wait until the magical après hour until you start indulging. If you’re feeling doubly naughty, ask for it to be topped up with a little splash of rum. We won’t tell anyone if you don’t.