Lake Tahoe Drink of the Week: Brewforia’s Ullr’s Treat
One of the largest components of Tahoe’s nightlife is the mix of countless breweries, bars and restaurants that offer unique drinks difficult to find outside the basin.
In our Drink of the Week segment, we’ll showcase one type of beer, wine, cocktail — you name it — to try around the basin.
This week’s drink is about as classic après as the snow itself.
Maybe that has something to do with the name since Ullr is the Norse god of skiing, but hey, even Norse gods have to let their hair down every now and then.
While this cocktail may let its hair down, it doesn’t let the drinker down. The ingredients here are about as familiar as your own chin: Ullr schnapps, hot chocolate, shaved chocolate, and toasted marshmallows sprinkled with powdered sugar.
As you might expect, the smell is all too familiar as well – you’re basically diving into a liquid s’more. Which, after a day of carving up the slopes, should be as inviting as Mr. Rogers’ cardigan.
The dusting of powdered sugar adds a nice touch, reminiscent of a nice dusting of sierra cement that we all know and love.
The schnapps is a combination of peppermint and cinnamon and right from the get-go the peppermint (like a “Nuke” LaLoosh fastball) announces its presence with authority.
It quickly mellows out and the cinnamon dances with the hot chocolate for a finish that warms the cockles of the heart.
I was unaware of what a cockle actually was, but a quick Google search tells me they’re heart ventricles. Cockles sounds friendlier, but either way, it warms them up.
As you might expect, the toasted marshmallows melt their way into the drink creating a liquid jet-puffed goodness that adds just the right amount of creaminess.
Apparently Ullr was a heck of a skier, which I guess if you’re the god of skiing you kind of have to be. Regardless, he sure seems to know his stuff when it comes to après cocktails – that’s definitely a fire pit I’d like to hang out at.
Brewforia Craft Beer Kitchen is located at 800 Tahoe Blvd. Ste. No. 2 in Incline Village. For more information visit them online at brewforia.com or by phone at 775-298-7660.
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