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Cozy up to these eight winter cocktails from local bartenders

With Aimee L. Cook December 5, 2022 Published in the Winter/Spring 2022-23 issue of Park City Magazine

Deer Creek Sour at The Lakehouse at Deer Creek is crafted with bourbon, rye whiskey, fresh lemon juice, Demerara syrup, egg white, and a float of red wine. It’s tangy with just enough sweetness to keep it interesting. This cocktail’s beautiful colors make it highly Instagrammable.
 5317 US-189,
Heber City, 435-210-7474;

When the snow starts to fall, there’s nothing better than relaxing by a fire and sipping a seasonal cocktail to warm you up after a chilly day, or clinking glasses with friends while enjoying a festive après drink to celebrate a successful day on the slopes. With that in mind, here are eight of our favorite winter libations around town.

Park City Negroni at Alpine Distilling is made with their award-winning Alpine Lily Lake gin, Preserve liqueur, and Campari. Inspired by a pristine mountain lake in the Uintas by the same name, Alpine’s Lily Lake gin is finished with a maceration of Egyptian hibiscus flowers for added flavor and a hint of pink color.
364 Main St, 435-200-9537; alpineparkcity.com

Desert Highball at Hearth & Hill is a delightful concoction of tequila, lime, and sage. A passion project of bar manager Kira Collings, this cocktail features a tart and herbal grapefruit-ginger-sage shrub that is made in-house. The kick of spice from the ginger is perfect for cold-weather drinking and delicious when paired with a blanco tequila. Think of it as a nice riff on a paloma. 
1153 Center Dr, 435-200-8840; hearth-hill.com

Spicy Hachimitsu at KITA in Pendry Park City is a savory balance of spicy togarashi rye, sweet honey, and the acidity of lemon—a nice twist on the traditional whiskey cocktail.
2417 W High Mountain Rd, 435-800-1992; pendry.com/park-city/kita

Japanese Whisky at Handle features Suntory Toki whiskey, Amaro Averna, lemon juice, and black sesame syrup. Like an embrace, the heat of this beverage will warm you up with its pleasant and silky composition. Sip it, savor it, and boast about it later.
136 Heber Ave, 435-602-1155; handleparkcity.com

The Darkness at Shabu is a moody martini crafted with lychee, yuzu, Ketel One vodka, and a sweet potato called ube. The deep purple color of the ube brings life to this drink. The smooth, sweet, floral notes of this mixture are the perfect start or cap to your night, whichever way you want to play it.
 442 Main St, 435-645-7253; shabuparkcity.com

Vermont Sour at Riverhorse is made with WhistlePig 10-year rye whiskey, maple syrup, and freshly squeezed lemon juice, and finished with atomized Riverhorse cabernet. The blend of syrups and citrus creates a delicious, wintery combination.
 540 Main St, 435-649-3536; riverhorseparkcity.com

Smoke on the Water at Tupelo is crafted from mezcal, Aperol, falernum syrup, fresh lime juice, and passion fruit purée. This delightful combination will give you tropical island vibes, which makes it a great cocktail to sip fireside.
1500 Kearns Blvd, 435-292-0888; tupeloparkcity.com

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