One of the best bits of the luxury ski chalet France experience is the après ski session. And there’s no better place to take advantage of it than in the French Alps, because this is where the après ski culture first took off!
If you’re stopping off at a bar on the way down from the mountains after a long day’s exercise, here are the top few traditional drinks you should definitely try while shaking the snow from your boots:
1. Top of everyone’s list has to be Vin Chaud, as it’s known on ski holidays France wide. Called glühwein in Austria and Germany, it’s what we refer to as mulled wine in the UK. You’ll find lots of small variations in the recipes used throughout the Alps, but the essence will be the same. Spices like cinnamon and cloves are added to red wine, with a twist of orange to give it a kick. Served heated, it’s delicious and warming, wherever you drink it!
2. If hot chocolate is more your thing, make it even more special after skiing in France with the addition of a good slug of rum, topped off with whipped cream. Choko Rum may not be as good for your diet as Vin Chaud, but don’t you deserve it after burning off all those calories on the slopes?
3. Skiing is thirsty work, so if you fear those cream-based cocktails are not going to wet your whistle, try one of the French Alps favourites, the Demi-Peche. This lager and peach syrup mix is simple enough and may not sound very appealing, but once you’ve tried it, you’ll be hooked.
Whether you try these drinks out at your local bar or have a go at whipping them up later in your luxury ski chalet France based, you’re sure to find them a great addition to the whole skiing experience. As long as you don’t drink too many, that is…