Journal

Winter Cocktails

14 Jan 2016

With temperatures plummeting, pistes powdery and long days spent at altitude, a post-piste tipple is not only important, it’s well deserved. We asked the BC staff to tell us about their favourite cocktails after a day spent tearing through powder across the epic Portes du Soleil. Ben Ellis responded quickly. A little too quickly. With a cheeky number he’s been mixing up for lucky guests staying at Boutique’s Twenty26.

Winter Cocktails


The Shopping List


50ml Absolut Vodka
50ml Apple Juice
Juice of half a Lime
3 Bar spoons of local Raspberry Jam
Half a Bar spoon of ground Cinnamon
Honey
Brown sugar



The Instructions


Pour the vodka, apple juice, lime juice, raspberry jam and cinnamon in a cocktail shaker. Shake Vigorously. Take a glass that has been cooled on ice. Coat the rim of half the glass in a thin layer of honey and brown sugar. Leave the other half of the glass rim clean. Pour in the contents of the cocktail shaker. Garnish with a slice of lime and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.



The reason


Ben says that ‘the lime and cinnamon give the cocktail a nice wintery feel with flavours of Christmas; but there is also great depth to the drink especially as it is mixed with an incredible local raspberry jam’.  We say, ‘We agree!



The consumption


Ben services this to guests and asks that they try drinking the cocktail from both sides of the glass, the clear rim, and the honey covered rim to see which they prefer.

dark-and-stormy

 

The verdict

Ben’s verdict …
‘It’s definitely one for people with a slightly sweeter tooth! But all the guests have enjoyed it so far. And I have been asked to make quite a lot of them!’

Let us know your favourite winter post-piste cocktails or if you are coming to visit us maybe there is something you would like to try while you are here?

 

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