Beer Cocktails? We’re On It!

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Perhaps you’ve read on our site previously a little bit about Millennials and beer. We love the stuff. We love it so much we buy a whole big bunch of it and drink most of it but also use it in marinades and in cakes (Guinness Cake featured on our site; run a search). One thing we never run out of is uses for beer.

One application we’re especially fond of is making cocktails with beer as the primary ingredient. Intrigued? We thought you would be, and Molly – she of finely honed research skills – found this site and some new mixologies for beer. We love you, Moll!

Our fave recipe is the Michelada, which has a bloody mary/margarita thing goin’ on. You can find it and more at http://www.finecooking.com/articles/how-to-make-beer-cocktails.aspx

Michelada

Ingredients

Kosher salt

1/2 small lime

1 12-fl.-oz. bottle light lager, such as Corona or Modelo Especial, chilled

2 dashes Worcestershire sauce

2 dashes soy sauce

2 dashes hot pepper sauce, such as Cholula or Tabasco

Freshly cracked black pepper

Directions

Pour 2 Tbs salt into a small, wide dish.

Wet the rim of a chilled pint glass with the lime.

Dip the rim into the salt, margarita-style.

Fill the glass with ice and squeeze the lime over the ice.

Fill the glass with beer and then add the Worcestershire, soy, and hot sauce.

Give a pepper mill a single twist over the ice.

Stir gently until the drink takes on a uniform color.

Serve immediately, with the remaining beer on the side for adding to the glass as you empty it.

There are more concoctions yet at http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2013/11/top-10-beer-cocktails/, including the tres intriguing Caipbeerinha, another riff on the margarita.

And wouldn’t you know our besties at Anheuser-Busch’s have joined the fray with MIXXTAIL, which comes with hints of cinnamon, tea, and fruit juice.” They’re reaching out to Millennials with this sweetie pie of a drink line, mixing “Bud Light with traditional cocktail flavorings, in order to appeal to millennials’ sweeter taste pallets.” Hmmmmm, we think to ourselves – or did we say that out loud?

MIXXTAIL comes in Long Island Iced Tea, Firewalker, and Hurricane, and there’s also the A-B “Rita” line (as in marga-Rita) of Lime-A-Rita, Staw-Ber-Rita, Mang-O-Rita. BTW, the alcohol content is amped up for a more substantial buzz. Read all about it at http://www.psfk.com/2015/02/bud-light-mixxtail-cocktail-beer-millenials.html

 

 

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