“The days of après everywhere are over compared to 20 to 30 years ago,” says Jimmy Yeager, the owner of Jimmy’s. He says that high-speed lifts and other technologies have shortened the ski day, causing skiers to wrap up on the mountain earlier. Yeager’s favorite après cocktail is the Flinn’s Après Steazy (created by Flinn Pomeroy). “I chose it because it’s delicious and balanced. The amaro is fortified by the rye whiskey and balanced by the bitter and sweet of the Campari and St-Germain.” The drink evokes the surrounding area perfectly. “Like Aspen, this cocktail is highly cultured and at the same time very approachable.”
- 1 1/2 oz Lucano amaro
- 3/4 oz Woody Creek rye whiskey
- 3/4 oz Campari
- 1/2 oz St-Germain
- 3/4 oz Fresh lemon juice
- Garnish: Lemon peel
Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
Strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube.
Express the oil from a lemon peel and drop in to garnish.