Drink of the Week

At Steamboat Springs, the destination better known as "Ski Town USA," you can immerse yourself in champagne powder all day long. But après ski, the indulgence of choice is the bright-yellow Chicarita served up at Dos Amigos, a Mexican restaurant that's been a fixture in the mountain village since 1975. Tourists, Olympians and townsfolk appreciate Dos Amigos' Western decor, easygoing staff, solid Mexican food and strong drinks, most notably the Chicarita ($5.50). Made with Cuervo tequila, Grand Marnier, sweet-and-sour mix and orange juice, and served on the rocks with a lime wedge and salt rim, this cocktail definitely deserves a double-black-diamond, experts-only warning on the menu. It's for hardcore skiers, boarders and drinkers who drop in from Christmas Tree Bowl -- not for those who stick to bunny hills and wine spritzers.


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