Thursday, November 17, 2011

Mixing up some Beer Cocktails

Beer cocktails are a wonderful way to add some spice to your taps! The basic and quintessential beer cocktail that most everyone has either had or at least heard of is equal parts of stout and pale ale.

A few weeks ago I accidentally discovered a great little beer cocktail, although I did it Columbus style. That is to say that I found something that thousands of people already knew about. I was thinking about people drinking red beer with tomato juice in it and I decided to spice it up a bit with some Bloody Mary mix. Then I decided that a little vodka would help smooth and round the flavor profile. Turns out it’s called a Michelada.

 With that, I decided to collect up a few recipes to have in my back pocket. Following the video are a few of my favorites that I found on the good ‘ol Internet.

Lunch Box - Also called the Cincinnati Lunch Box.  This is a fruity cocktail that will satisfy anyone with an affinity for the “Boat Drink.”
Fill a shaker pint 3/4 up with Hefeweizen and top it off with orange juice, then add a shot of amaretto liqueur. Garnish with an orange wheel and cherry.
Monaco -  Mix equal parts carbonated lemonade and light lager, and  a bit of grenadine.
Broadway- 1 part lager 1 part cola (This is called a “Black Bart” if you use stout in stead of lager.)
Raging Bull-  2 parts lager 2 parts Red Bull 1 part tequila (Careful with this!)
Wheat & Mint (From Club 50)- 15 mint leaves 1 1/2 oz. Gin 1 oz. of lime juice or juice of 1 lime 1 oz. of simple syrup Dash of orange bitters 2 oz. wheat beer. Orange slice and a mint sprig for garnish

Have fun mixing and matching!


1 comment:

Dave Butler said...

There ya go! That sounds like a tempting beer cocktail. I'll have to try that sometime soon. Always remember to savor the drink! Cheers.

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