We highly recommend skiing in New Mexico. In between trips, you can warm up through the winter with these recipes from Heritage Hotels & Resorts in Santa Fe and Taos.
Thyme-Infused Smoked Boulevardier
1 ounce Redemption Bourbon
1 ounce Carpano Antica Vermouth
1/2 ounce Amaro Nonino
½ ounce Campari
Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with fresh thyme and infuse for 3 hours. Pour liquids into a stir glass with ice and stir until chilled and strain into a coupe that has been smoked with cherry wood chips and dried thyme. Garnish with a thick orange peel and a sprig of thyme.
Recipe courtesy Secreto Lounge at Hotel St. Francis in Santa Fe, 210 Don Gaspar Ave., Santa Fe; bar manager Evan Schultz
“You can’t beat an easy appetizer like the ricotta! It’s simple, fresh and classy!”
1 8-ounce tub mascarpone
1 8-ounce tub ricotta
Local raw honey
Fresh ground pepper
Extra virgin olive oil
Greek mixed greens
Asparagus, shaved thin
- Whip the ricotta and mascarpone together. (You can spread the topping individually on bread for bites or if served as a large platter, create a nice well in the middle to gather flavorings.)
- Lightly season with salt and pepper to taste and drizzle honey.
- Drown in olive oil.
- Plate greens and olives; garnish with asparagus.
- Dip with toasted crusty bread.
Recipe courtesy El Monte Sagrado in Taos, 317 Kit Carson Road, Taos, New Mexico; executive chef Cristina Martinez
Dulce Sueños Margarita
“A twist to a classic cocktail — ingredients combine to give you a smooth, plum-forward winter sipper.”
1½ ounces Patrón Silver
¾ ounce house-made plum purée
1¼ ounce Liquid Alchemist orgeat syrup
1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
Sugar in the raw garnish
- Combine ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Shake cocktail to dilute and combine ingredients.
- Garnish rocks glass.
- Strain over fresh ice.
Recipe courtesy El Monte Sagrado in Taos, 317 Kit Carson Road, Taos, New Mexico; food & beverage director Dustin Darnell
Hot Apple Pie — Dessert in a Glass
1¼ ounce Tuaca
Hot apple cider
Mix ingredients and top with whipped cream and crumbled strudel or pie crust.
Recipe courtesy Inn & Spa at Loretto, 211 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe; Francisco Fabara, director of beverage procurement/compliance