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Explainer: Cheers! Eight great après ski cocktails

  • Crème brulee martini, anyone? We've looked to some of our favorite restaurants in ski country to find out what they're serving. Here's how to mix up your own.

  • Crème Brulee Martini

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    Take Frangelico and Cointreau, add a crushed-graham-cracker rim, and you've got a creme brulee martini.

    Vanilla vodka is mixed with Frangelico and Cointreau, shaken and served in a chilled cocktail glass with a crushed-graham-cracker rim.

    Find it at: Plato’s, Aspen Meadows Resort in Aspen, Colo.

  • Brandy Avondale

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    Baileys, Tuaca, rich Godiva chocolate liqueur and cream are added to brandy, shaken and strained into a snifter. It’s garnished with ground nutmeg, cinnamon and cocoa.

    Find it at: The Westin Riverfront, Beaver Creek, Colo.

  • Spruce's High West Toddy

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    The bartender at Spruce Restaurant creates this warm specialty with local High West Rendezvous Rye combined with Chamomile tea, honey water, lemon juice, cloves and a cinnamon stick. It’s garnished with a lemon peel for a bit of tang.

    Find it at: Dakota Mountain Lodge, The Canyons, Utah.

  • The Hot Teddy

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    A delicious mix of Baileys, Grand Marnier, Frangelico and Goldschlager steamed with vanilla soymilk and topped with chocolate sprinkles.

    Find it at: The Westin Riverfront, Beaver Creek, Colo.

  • Pumpkin Pie

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    Pumpkin puree, Wild Turkey or Kentucky bourbon, maple syrup and house make chai syrup are shaken with ice and topped with sparkling wine, then strained into a chilled martini glass with a cinnamon sugar rim.

    Find it at: Kelly Liken, Beaver Creek, Colo.

  • Old Saint Nick

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    Containing Jim Beam, Dark Rum and White Cr?me de Cacao, the Old Saint Nick is sure to make you jolly.

    A frothy combination of eggnog, Jim Beam, Myers Dark Rum, White Crème de Cacao and nutmeg to warm you from the inside out.

    Find it at: The Vail Cascade, Vail, Colo.

  • The Snowball

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    Y ou'll be climbing every mountain when you down one of the Snowball cocktails served at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vt.

    Grey Goose Vodka, Kahlua and heavy cream are combined in a shaker and strained over crushed ice into a martini glass. Topped with a scoop of foamed milk and garnished with a cinnamon stick

    Find it at: Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, Vt.

  • The Falcon Burner

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    This tall, hot double-shot cappuccino with Grand Marnier is topped with fresh Vermont whipped cream and drizzled with local maple syrup.

    Find it at: The Equinox, Manchester, Vt.

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