NEW YORK (AP) -- After a long day on the slopes, nothing quite eases the aches and pains like a good drink.
For Brian Sbrocco, the perfect end to a recent day of skiing was a beer float.
Yes, a beer float.
"It's not quite the root beer float I grew up on," Sbrocco said. "It's one of the concoctions that you wouldn't normally do; you wouldn't combine beer and ice cream but it blended it beautifully."
The drink at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek in Avon, Colo., is just one of the latest trendy cocktails designed for those coming off the slopes.
Skiers have always sought out a refreshing drink or two after a day of racing down the mountain. Every afternoon, they can be seen unbuckling tight boots and heading into slopeside bars. Beer flows freely while a cheesy guitarist or cover band wails away.
But now resorts are making apr
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