What’s spring break (or any day on the slopes) without a Bloody Mary mid-morning, at lunch, or for après-ski? For the best Breckenridge has to offer, stop off at Robbie’s Tavern, which sits slopeside inside the brand-new Grand Colorado Resort at the base of Peak 8.

Called the GC8, this pint-size cocktail comes topped with a speared pickle, pepperoncini, and olive, plus a piece of candied peppered bacon and a lime wedge. Squeeze the lime over the top, gently stir, and sip for a briny, spicy, meal in a glass. At $10, this is one of the best deals on the mountain.

Bonus: Don’t skip Robbie’s chicken drummies, which are frenched to the point of looking like little delicious cavemen clubs. The drumsticks are dry-rubbed, oven-baked, and then flash-fried to order and shellacked with one of three sauces. The hands-down winner of the sauce trio is the slightly spicy and sticky pineapple Thai chile.

1627 Ski Hill Road, Breckenridge, 970-547-8785

Amanda M. Faison
Amanda M. Faison
Freelance writer Amanda M. Faison spent 20 years at 5280 Magazine, 12 of those as Food Editor.