Telluride Distilling Company’s schnapps is our new favorite winter warmer.
Cheers to ski season with Telluride Distilling Company's new spirit, the Chairlift Warmer. Courtesy of Melissa Plantz.
Coloradans know better than anyone that nothing tastes better than a quaff of something boozy after a day on the hill. Abbott Smith, master distiller for Telluride Distilling Company, had this in mind when he created the aptly named Chairlift Warmer. This super-smooth peppermint schnapps relies on real peppermint (i.e., no chemical additives) and less sugar than the average version. We freeze a bottle for icy after-dinner nips and of course add a glug to a thermos of hot chocolate for a warm pick-me-up on powder days.