Podcast #23 – Eat Apres Love!

 

The bums are back and we’ve decided, it’s never too soon to start to perfect your Apres’ beverage strategy. We’ve got a few recommendations for you to try as well as some recipes if you want mix things up and really impress the folks you just shredded with. Don’t be surprised if you hear “Damn, you made this?” if you follow our recipes. Congratulations on being the new King/Queen of Apres’, your highness!

Weekly Flavor

Ski News

  • The Pros & Cons of Skiing & Riding (snowbrains.com)“Skiing and Snowboarding are incredible sports, but they do have their pitfalls. Over time, these pitfalls become more and more apparent. It’s not uncommon for one person to intimately experience both blades of this double-edged sword we call skiing and riding. At some point, one has to sit down and weight the good verse the bad and measure where one lies.” (snowbrains.com)
  • El Colorado, Chile Conditions Report: It Just Keeps Snowing… (snowbrains.com)“Our day in El Colorado last thursday was a windless bright sunny day with cumulus clouds billowing below. 5-10 cm had fallen at the end of Wednesday, not really covering the prior days tracks, but providing an icing to the cake, and making the whole mountain skiable.””From the top of Cono Este (which could be the best biggest bang for your buck lift if it weren’t an ancient t-bar), the scene was thus, from Las Aguilas chair in La Parva through the Valle Olimpico to Andes Express and Tres Puntas in Valle Nevado:” (snowbrains.com)Portilo Photos (onthesnow.com)
  • Ski in Peace, Matt Heffernan“Twenty-three-year-old Matt Heffernan, an avid skier and adventurist, passed away Friday, August 14, at Causey Reservoir—15 miles northeast of Ogden, Utah. Deseret News reports Heffernan performed a double backflip off a cliff, landed face first and never resurfaced. Search and rescue was conducted Friday, but was called off at 11:00 p.m. on account of darkness. The search resumed at 8:00 a.m. Saturday; divers located Heffernan’s body at 11:00 a.m.” (freeskier.com)
  • Things I’ve Learned: Oakley’s Greg Strokes on brand growth, “Session 1242″ and family life“Greg Strokes is the International Sports Marketing Manager at Oakley, and has been flying the brand’s flag since 1997. Strokes is constantly organizing team trips, attending photo shoots and supporting Oakley athletes at events.Regarding competitions, Strokes says, “I’m up top in the starting gate at most of the big events, providing a special service to the Oakley ski team.”” (freeskier.com)
  • Mountain Collective Adds Stowe and Taos“STOWE, Vt. and TAOS, N.M., Aug. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Mountain Collective™ has widened their geographic reach with the addition of two iconic destinations to its roster. Stowe joins the Mountain Collective as their first resort on the East Coast, while Taosextends passholder access into New Mexico. The resorts join Sun Valley, AltaSnowbird, Aspen Snowmass, Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine Village, Jackson Hole, Mammoth Mountain, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, Thredbo and Whistler Blackcomb in offering unparalleled access to the best ski and snowboard terrain the world has to offer.” (mountaincollective.com)
  • Lindsey Vonn Shares a Gross Photo of Her Broken Ankle
    via Twitter“Skier Lindsey Vonn described the injury she suffered during a training run last week in New Zealand as a “small fracture” of her ankle, but the photo she shared Monday showed very, very big bruises.” (washingtonpost.com)

Topic: Apres’ Drinks

  • Moscow Mule (everywhere)Started drinking a lot on Telluride trip, continued through the summer. Very refreshing.
    Ingredients: Ginger Beer (or ginger juice & club), lime, vodka Serve in copper mug, signature of this drink Can do with tequilla (Mexican Mule), and other liquors similarly.
  • Glühwein (translates to “glow wine”, aka Punch) (Alps – Switzerland, Austria)German christmas drink, mulled wine, similar to Scandanavian Glögg Ingredients: Dry Red Wine, Lemon, Cinnamon Stick, Sugar, Cardamom (or Ginger)
    Glühwein Recipe

  • Jaeger Tee – recipe (Alps – Switzerland, Austria, Italy)Popular Austrian apres ski drink (Stroh brand is sold in stores) Ingredients: Red Wine, Tea, Spiced Rum, Plum Brandy (or Schnapps), Orange Juice, Cloves, Cinnamon Stick, Lemon Slices.
    Jaeger Tee Recipe

  • Goombay Smash (Killington, VT) – Originally from the Bahamas, this drink has become a favorite up in Killington.
    Goombay Smash Recipe

  • Bloody MaryVery popular and one of the healthier options to help nurture your body There are a lot of different options and everyone makes them slightly different Ingredients: vodka, tomato juice, lemon, worcestershire sauce, tabasco sauce, pepper, salt, celery salt, horseradish. Garnish with anything, commonly lime, lemon, celery, pickled green bean, green onion. Have seen other ornate items like bacon, shrimp, and other wild things almost equalling a salad or appetizer.
    Bloody Mary Recipe

  • Irish CoffeeCoffee with Baileys &/or Whiskey. Feel free to experiment with your favorite amounts of each ingredient and let us know the results [email protected]
  • Hot Toddy – Chamomile Tea with Cognac (Honey Liquor like Bärenjäger is great too)
  • Beer – Anything local seems to fit around the globe.
    • Austria – Stiegl
    • Killington – Long Trail (Limbo IPA and Sick Day IPA are our favorites)
    • Stowe – Headdy Topper (if you can find it)
    • Telluride – Telluride Brewing Co.
    • Lake Tahoe – Sierre Nevada

More Drinks Resources

Around the Horn

  • Lord of the Rings Star Sean Astin Will Compete in Ironman World Championship!“Sean Astin has made the winning play on the football field as Rudy and traveled across Middle Earth as Sam in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but his greatest athletic accomplishment will soon happen off the big screen as he competes in the 2015 IRONMAN World Championship presented by GoPro in October.” (people.com)
  • Azzam: The World’s Largest Superyacht“On April 5, 2013, Lürssen launched the 590-foot Azzam, which overtakes the 536-foot Blohm + Voss Eclipse as the world’s largest superyacht.” (yachtingmagazine.com)
  • Soylent Is Being Sued By a Watchdog Group for Potential Health Dangers“Despite being concocted from an amalgamation of chemical this-and-thats, Soylent has long stood by its claim that the stuff is completely harmless. But now, a watchdog group is saying otherwise—that it doesn’t abide by California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act. Last Thursday, the nonprofit As You Sow filed a notice of intent to go after the company ‘for failure to provide sufficient warning to consumers of lead and cadmium levels in the Soylent 1.5 product.'” (munchies.vice.com)
  • Scientifically, Does Gaydar Actually Exist?“The book Gay, Straight, and the Reason Why, gives what’s probably the most useful definition of gaydar: “the ability to spot people who are gay without the benefit of any explicit information about their sexual orientation.” The author of that book, Simon LeVay is a neurologist who studies brain structures, sexual orientation, and the connection between the two.'” (vice.com)
  • Scientifically, Does Gaydar Actually Exist?“The book Gay, Straight, and the Reason Why, gives what’s probably the most useful definition of gaydar: “the ability to spot people who are gay without the benefit of any explicit information about their sexual orientation.” The author of that book, Simon LeVay is a neurologist who studies brain structures, sexual orientation, and the connection between the two.'” (vice.com)
  • Adidas wins NHL jersey rights; World Cup sweaters up in air“Sources confirmed to Yahoo! Sports that the NHL’s uniform-making rights have been acquired by Adidas, which happens to own Reebok, the brand that’s made NHL jerseys since the 2005-06 season. And if that sounds confusing, well, welcome to corporate sponsorship of professional athletic leagues.” (sports.yahoo.com)
  • Cannabis discovered in tobacco pipes found in William Shakespeare’s garden“South African scientists have discovered that 400-year-old tobacco pipes excavated from the garden of William Shakespeare contained cannabis, suggesting the playwright might have written some of his famous works while high.””Residue from early 17th century clay pipes found in the playwright’s garden, and elsewhere in Stratford-Upon-Avon, were analysed in Pretoria using a sophisticated technique called gas chromatography mass spectrometry, the Independent reports.” (telegraph.co.uk)
  • A Man Wearing a Bear Costume Is Harassing Bears in Alaska“Authorities want to talk to a man who donned a fairly realistic bear costume — head and all — and wore it when harassing a bear and two sows trying to feed on pink salmon in an Alaska river.” (time.com)
  • Runaway kangaroo seen in Upper Austria“A Viennese man was surprised to stumble upon a kangaroo during a break in Upper Austria’s Mühlviertel region – dispelling the famous slogan “there are no kangaroos in Austria”. At first Martin Helmstedt thought he was being pranked by local youths but realised the kangaroo was real and very much alive after he almost tripped over it whilst walking in a field of corn in St. Oswald bei Haslach.””However, on Tuesday the Kronen Zeitung reported that a man from Bavaria had been in touch to say that he thinks the kangaroo may be his pet, Paul, who has been missing since April after escaping from his enclosure during a thunderstorm.””‘No kangaroos in Austria’ T-shirts and souvenirs have been big sellers for years, since some people confuse Austria with Australia.” (thelocal.at)
  • Runaway kangaroo seen in Upper Austria“The two men have developed a machine to make artificial clouds out of foam.””And what started as a light-hearted hobby has turned into a full-time profession.”The ‘cloud vendors’ from Zhengzhou City, capital of China’s central Henan Province, built the machine which makes foam bubbles.” (mirror.co.uk)
  • Park Ranger Drives 12 Hours To Remove McDonald’s Sign From Desert“An “artist” caused a commotion in June by erecting a McDonald’s “OPENING SOON” sign, 124 miles from the edge of the Simpson Desert Regional Reserve in Australia. Taking it down required one park ranger to take a major detour.””The prankster drove into the desert sometime during the Finke Desert Race in June and put up the sign, which can light up at night and makes for a striking eyesore in the flatland. Since then, fellow travelers have signed their names on the signage, and a four-wheel-drive group make a video about it using a drone.” (huffingtonpost.com)
  • Park Ranger Drives 12 Hours To Remove McDonald’s Sign From Desert“An Australian drone operator found that out the hard way when a wedge-tailed eagle “punched” his high-tech toy right out of the sky.””This is the last thing a small bird sees when a Wedge-Tailed Eagle decides that you are dinner,” Adam Lancaster, the drone operator who posts videos under the name Melbourne Aerial Video, wrote in the YouTube description.”(huffingtonpost.com)

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