Slideshow: Apres Ski Cocktail Classic |

Slideshow: Apres Ski Cocktail Classic

Photos by Jeremy Wallace
Jon Brierly and Chris O'Neill serve up 'Hippocras Punch' and 'Punch Tagada' at the Sundeck Saturday for the Top of The World Hendrick's Hot Gin Punch Pop-Up.
Jeremy Wallace/The Aspen Times |

While drinking cocktails after skiing in Aspen is about as natural as pairing a fine Cabernet with filet mignon, the Apres Ski Cocktail Classic shines a spotlight on the art of the cocktail. As Aspen residents and visitors sipped on concoctions over the weekend featuring fresh, innovative ingredients — is that sage in my drink on fire? — bartenders, or, ahem, mixologists, distillers and other industry professionals provided a little knowledge as a chaser. Why not learn while you drink? Here are some highlights from the weekend.

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