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Apres Skate
By Chris Murphy

You know how this is, you ski, and then you are looking for a place to relax. Well for some people it is Apres Ski all the time so we figured that Downtown Modesto, with the amazing Modesto On Ice is ready for an “Apres Skate” scene. All of that energy you spend skating, will all be refreshed with a nice adult beverage with a very holiday twist. The tastes of apple, cinnamon, nutmeg, whip cream, orange spice, pumpkin and caramel are all on our minds during the holiday season. So “avant” or “après” your skating session, we recommending a pre-game or post-game refreshment and relaxation session. Or maybe, a nice dessert at a local restaurant, maybe a movie, or even take in some comedy or stop in and see Rockin’ Santa at the Rockin’ North Pole. Before or after skate? We have ideas and answers so you can enjoy your evening in downtown Modesto. So let’s start with some of the tasty ones. The ViewCrew talked to some of our favorite bartenders and we have a great holiday “Apres skate” tasting menu.

Ralston’s Goat – 10th St Plaza 209-549-9413
Apple Caramel Mimosa
One look is all it takes. You can start the day or end your dinner with this one. Apple Pucker Butterscotch and caramel shaken over ice then poured into champagne or wine glass, topped with champagne in a caramel, cinnamon and sugar rimmed glass. Apple wedge partially dipped in caramel

Irish Coffee
This is the good traditional stuff. Irish Whiskey, Sugar, Coffee and Whip Cream. This is a total body warmer.

Fuzio – 10th St Plaza 209-557-9711
Fuzio is mission control for the annual Spirit of Giving Run. You can’t miss out on a Grinch Martini this season. One of the prettiest on our list. Deliciously made with Crème de Menthe, Godiva, Whipping Cream shaken and poured into a Crushed Candy Cane rimmed glass. So tasty.

Elf’d Up
The Boardroom 1528 J St Modesto, 209-409-8665
Prepared by Christina McCarren @christinachantel
1 oz Bacardi Opar, ½ oz Rumplemintz, ¼ oz Whip Cream, ¼ Fragelico, and ¼ oz Kahlua
Shake hard till the ice is chipped, pour neat in to a cinnamon rimmed glass. Top with Pumpkin Spice

All Ages Holiday Cocktail – Non Alcoholic
Thailand Restaurant Holiday Cocktail
Your kids will love this. Santa’s Soda is Sprite Soda, Green or Red Sryup with a lemon slice. You can also have it with a milk topping. Thailand Restaurant is located on 950 10th Street
Hours Mon-Fri 10:30-3pm & 4pm-9pm, Saturday 11:30am -9pm

Holiday Cocktails around Modesto
Rivets American Grill – Created by Clint Shaw
2307 Oakdale Rd, Modesto 209-846-0501

Christmas in Your Mouth
Jim Beam Maple Bourbon
Coffee Shot
Baileys Shot
Top with Whipping Cream
Dust with Cinnamon
And a cherry on top

P.Wexford’s Pub – Prepared by Stephenie Dillon
3313 McHenry, Modesto 209-576-7939

Irish Elf:
Jameson Irish Whiskey
Apple Schnapps
Sweet n Sour
Cherry garnish

Celtic Snowman:
Midori Melon
Malibu Coconut Rum
Grenadine Float

Chilly Irishman:
Jameson Irish Whiskey
Peppermint Schnapps
And top with Whip Cream

The Twisted Pig – by Kody
2717 Coffee Rd, Modesto 209-248-7243
The Naughty But Nice Cocktail
Cranberry purree with champagne
Candy cane coated Rim
Garnished with Cranberries and rosemary

Check out all month long as we showcase other Apres Skate cocktails options. If you have a holiday cocktail, let us know so we can spread the word at<> Happy Holidays.
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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.