Thursday, March 1, 2012

No Name Beer Cocktail

Today we are again exploring a mixture of Beer and Rum. This time in a cocktail that I stumbled upon by accident. I would love to tell you it was the result of months of research and my extensive knowledge in flavor chemistry, but it’s not.

I simply had a few blackberries left over from a liqueur making project and tossed them into my rum.

They were tasty, but now it needed something sweet.

As the night progressed I ended up with a drink that was fresh, flavorful and pig simple.

I would give it some great name like Blackbeard's Revenge or something, but I’m not that clever, nor do I have the knowledge to make sure that I’m not stepping on anyone else’s recipe. So I guess we will call it the Kahuna’s Blackberry Brew Tail? I guess if I could number it if you guys don’t like that name! I’ll call it 20120221. Whatever. No name is good for me!

Any way, as with any food or beverage you make, quality ingredients come first. Don’t try making this with some crap rum you get in a plastic “Traveler.” Use good rum, good berries and make your own syrup. Your reward will be a great drink that you will be proud to serve your friends!

Here’s my recipe:
2 oz Beach Bar Rum (Sub in any great white rum)
1 oz Gingered Simple Syrup
10 fresh Blackberries
1 Boulevard Wheat beer.
Shaker pint full of ice.

Muddle the berries in a shaker pint and simple syrup rum and Ice. Top with Wheat beer and give a few hard shakes.  ***If you don’t have a shaker, just stir it really good before you add all the beer***
No need to strain this one. 

That’s really all there is to it.

“But wait Kahuna, How do I make Gingered Simply Syrup?” shouted a voice from the back row.
Okay. Here is how I do that too:

In a sauce pan, add 2 cups of organic sugar, 2 cups of water and half a jar of candied Ginger (1 oz) and bring to boil, then let cool 120 degrees. Filter through brass coffee filter or cheese cloth and bottle.

So that’s really all there is to this refreshing beer based cocktail with Rum and fresh fruit.

I hope you like it as much as I do.



Team Cocktail said...

This sounds awesome and it uses our local Boulevard Beer!! Can't wait to test this out!

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