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5 Lethal Ski-Town Concoctions

Enjoy these five drinks from five ski town bars. Bring Advil.
posted: 07/22/2009

Five lethal cocktails.

PBR Martini
The Red Parka Steakhouse and Pub, Glen, NH
Ingredients: 1 Pabst Blue Ribbon tall-boy can
1 cold, cooked chicken wing
1 olive, Old Bay seasoning
Directions: Put PBR can in a bucket of ice. Rim martini glass with Old Bay. Add chicken wing and olive. Pour beer.
Inspiration: The drink—a steal at $2.99—fits with The Red Parka's split personality, where license-plate decor meets $24 filet mignon. The chicken wing is pure genius.

Black Tooth
Talk of the Town, Crested Butte, CO
Ingredients: 2 oz. Crown Royal, splash of Coke
Directions: Pour the Crown in a shot glass; add Coke till it turns black.
Inspiration: Crown-and-coke was a favorite of of Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell, who was gunned down by a deranged fan last December while onstage. Bartender Cheyenne Vaughn serves this shot in his memory.

Dusty's Caesar
Dusty's Bar and BBQ, Whistler, BC
Ingredients: 8 oz. Mott's Clamato juice
2 oz. Skyy Vodka
6 dashes Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. Dusty's Hot-Ass Caesar Sauce
1 beef jerky strip, 2 spicy green beans
1 lime wedge, 1 celery stick
Directions: Fill a salt-rimmed pint glass with ice. Add all liquid ingredients, and garnish with the rest.
Inspiration: Clamato (clam and tomato) juice and vodka is Canadian for "Bloody Mary. Like the chicken wing, the jerky is pure genius.

Kickin' Corral
The Corral Bar and Steakhouse, Big Sky, MT
Ingredients: 1 oz. Hot Sex liqueur
1 oz. light rum, 6 oz. hot water
1 tsp. hot buttered rum mix
whipped cream, nutmeg
Directions: Warm an eight-ounce coffee mug and add hot water. Stir in the booze and the mix; top with whipped cream and nutmeg.
Inspiration: The carnal power of passionate lovemaking: Bartender Cheryl Caton's use of Hot Sex won first place in a mystery-drink contest—by a landslide.

Astroglide
The Astro lounge, Bend, OR
Ingredients: 5 oz. Smirnoff Citrus Twist vodka
3 oz. sweet and sour, 2 oz. cranberry juice
1 lemon wedge
Directions: Combine and vigorously shake all liquid ingredients with ice. Pour into a 10-oz. martini glass, and garnish with the lemon wedge.
Inspiration: Current owner Josh Maquet says the lounge's original owners, a pair of dirty old men, created this signature drink to attract more female patrons. Sure they did, Josh.


JANUARY 2006

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