Chilled out? It’s time to warm up with a toasty winter sipper. From classic mulled wine to an avant-garde variation on hot
buttered rum, these smoking hot cocktails from
Whistler’s best bars will defrost your toes after a
long day on the slopes.
BEAT THE CHILL
STORY BY ALEXANDRA GILL
IMAGES BY JOERN ROHDE
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Smoking in the Theatre
A glass case sitting on the edge of the bar
fills with thick, white smoke. As wispy tendrils
escape through the bottom, the scent of
smouldering cinnamon sticks permeates the
air. It looks like a snow globe in a blizzard,
or a crystal-ball re-enactment of that time
you got socked in by fog on the Upper
Peak-to-Creek ski run. After the vapour
slowly dissipates, the ghostly silhouette of a
creamy cocktail emerges.
“It’s a play on hot buttered rum,” says
bartender Aasha Sinha.
“But way cooler!” Bar Manager Scott Barber
The voluptuously viscous, sinfully sweet
showpiece is layered with spiced chocolate-
stout syrup that has been blended with
clarified butter, dark rum, warm water and
Theatrical cocktails are part of the dramatic
dining experience for which the fine-dining
cookies, which are served on the side as garnish.