If memories of your last ski holiday are fond but somewhat blurry, chances are you have one of these drinks to thank. From mulled wine to Jägerbombs and everything in between, here are some of our favourite après-ski drinks for a trip to the Alps. What’s your go-to?
This drink has zero alcohol content, but don’t confuse that with a low calorie content – as a mixture of Coke and Fanta, it’s basically pure sugar. This is one après-ski drink you can share with the kids, and hey, skiing burns calories, right?
This is another classic drink for designated drivers, although it’s also available in a more adult version mixed with beer or wine. The popular herbal soda has been dubbed the “national drink of Austria” thanks to its ubiquity, not least in the nation’s ski resorts.
No one actually knows what’s in a ski water. It’s pink and sticky and it tastes good. The secret is simple: raspberry syrup, lemon juice and water. Delicious! If you want to take it home, it’s available in 5-litre bottles – hope you paid for checked luggage!
This hot, rich Italian (no, sadly it's not a person) drink packs a punch. Made from equal parts Advocaat/eggnog and brandy, you’ll find the Bombardino in all the good South Tyrolean ski resorts. Make sure to get it with whipped cream on top.
My personal favourite! It’s not Christmas and it’s definitely not a ski holiday without mulled wine. Nothing seems to warm you up quite so well after a chilly day on the slopes. Just be careful, it goes down well but it’s deceptively strong and you may find yourself a little wobbly on the skis!
Another classic après-ski drink which draws a very fine line between “Ahh, that’s soothing!” and “Why is the ground coming towards me so fast?” If you don’t have the severe sweet tooth required to enjoy some of the other winter drinks on this list, you’ll probably enjoy this delicious mixture of rum and tea.
In case anybody would ever accuse us of being alcoholics, we had to include this classic winter drink: hot cocoa! A warm mug of hot cocoa is the perfect accompaniment to a dish of Kaiserschmarrn or a piece of apple strudel, and you could even persuade us to indulge in one while sat relaxing on a sunny mountain terrace!
Add a splash of whisky to your coffee and you’ve a magically wintery drink with a kick! This is the perfect drink to keep you going through a long evening of après-ski. Switch it up by adding brandy, Grand Marnier or anything you fancy.
Après-ski simply isn’t après-ski without Jägermeister! Drink it straight or mix it with Red Bull to make a Jägerbomb, skiing’s deadliest drink! Down a few of these babies and you should be good to go all night.
This unpronounceable name refers to the traditional German drink made by soaking a sugarloaf in rum, setting it on fire and letting it drip into mulled wine. Sounds mouthwatering? It is. Make your own mulled wine by heating wine mixed with cinnamon, star anise, cloves, nutmeg and orange peel.
Born and raised in the ski paradise of Vancouver, Canada, I learned to ski before I can remember, balancing precariously on my parents’ skis as they sailed down the hill. I started snowboarding in my teens and am now delighted to be exploring everything Europe’s ski scene has to offer!
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