Under Current: Classic Irish Coffee, Long December, & Apple Toddy

Ski City's Warm Cocktails for Cold Days

 

There's nothing better than a warm, boozy beverage after a snowy day playing in the mountains. We asked local bartenders to whip up their favorite hot drinks for the winter season and share recipes. This Broadway bar offers two distinct twists on hot coffee cocktails, and a tantalizing apple toddy. 

Under Current’s bar manager Amy Eldredge is all about the classics, with a wink. Here she presents three variations on three classic beverages perfect for a cold winter day.

CLASSIC IRISH COFFEE

1/3 oz. Demerara simple syrup

1/4 oz. Creme De Menthe

1 1/2 oz. Irish whiskey (Jameson or Tulamore Dew)

Top with hot coffee (preferably La Barba)

Homemade whipped cream float

 

LONG DECEMBER

1/3 oz. simple syrup

1/3 oz. absinthe

1 oz. Fernet Branca

Top with hot coffee (preferably La Barba)

Homemade whipped cream float

 

APPLE TODDY

1/2 oz. fresh lemon

1/2 oz. clover honey syrup

1/4 oz. allspice liqueur

1 1/2 oz. Bonded apple brandy

Topped with hot water and garnished with a lemon wheel and cinnamon stick