Sometimes after a long day shredding pow, you go a little overboard at après. Those extracurricular activities can really slow you down the day after… unless you can find the ultimate hair of the dog hangover cure, The Bloody Mary. Thankfully, ski resorts across the country are rolling with the popularity of this tasty libation and mixing up some truly excellent Bloody Mary options. Here are just a few worth trying this winter.
The Hangover at Grizzly’s (Stratton Mountain, Vermont): If the purpose of a Bloody Mary is to cure a hangover, this one is deserving of its name. Grizzly’s takes their signature Bloody Mary mix and ramps it up by adding a slider, two chicken wings and a mozzarella stick to turn this morning-after cure into a beverage Guy Fieri would appreciate.
The Carnivore Bloody Mary at Stein Eriksen Lodge (Park City, Utah): The Carnivore Bloody Mary is the perfect balance of salt and spice thanks to the addition of bacon, pepperoncini and Absolut pepper to the bar’s signature mix. This combination has earned plenty of accolades, including Salt Lake Magazine’s “Best in Park City” award.
The Bacon Bloody Mary at 6th Alley Bar (Arapahoe Basin, Colorado): The double swine combination of bacon-infused vodka and a bacon garnish, along with a secret spice blend. has led to a cult-like following for this cocktail. A-Basin sells 40,000 of them a season and offers a deal that includes a Bloody with your purchase of a lift ticket.
The Bloody Mary Lunch at Stein’s Beer and Brats (Heavenly, California): What could make a Bloody so epic that it has the word ‘lunch’ in its title? Well, this one is also garnished with an entire Bavarian pretzel and a whole bratwurst. That’s enough to cure a hangover and fill you up at least until après.
The 7452 Bloody Mary at St. Regis Deer Valley (Deer Valley, Utah): Each St. Regis hotel has its own twist on the classic cocktail. Named for the resort’s elevation, the 7452 incorporates an oat-based vodka from nearby High West Distillery and tops it with celery, wasabi and apple foam for a unique look and taste.
My Deer Bloody at Whiteface Lodge (Lake Placid, New York): Leave it to renowned mixologist Zach Blair from the Kanu Lounge to come up with this oh-so-manly interpretation. Vodka? Not a chance! He uses Jack Daniels infused with teriyaki venison jerky Jack Daniels and garnishes with a truffle popcorn venison stick.
Rocky’s Recovery at Sidewinder Saloon (Monarch Mountain, Colorado): This fabled concoction was created by a legendary Sidewinder bartender named, you guessed it, Rocky. His version boasts pickle juice and beef stock plus a 4 oz. side pour of locally produced Elevation Lil’ MO Porter to put things over the top. Wanna try mixing some of these at home? Check out the full recipes here.