Posted July 15, 2011

Beer Cocktails Bubble Up

Eat + Drink

Poor beer. It must get lonely to be in a glass all by yourself.

Good thing we’ve started concocting beer cocktails. Our mad scientists … um, mixology experts found ways for beer and liquor to mingle together deliciously. Who doesn’t love a twofer?

Black Friars Pint at Fifth Floor

At Red Star Tavern in Portland, they’re serving “NW HopJito,” which marries spiced rum, Ninkasi Total Domination IPA, simple syrup, a citrus wedge, a splash of sour, and mint. The Tavern also serves “Gringo,” a zingy mix of silver tequila, St. Germain, grapefruit juice and Double Mountain Vaporizer Pale Ale.

A cocktail at South Water Kitchen in Chicago is called – wait for it – “Beer.” It’s made from Goose Island 312 beer that’s spiked with Herradura tequila and limoncello, and garnished with a Tabasco-soaked orange slice.

If you can’t make it out to these restaurants, then whip up your own beer cocktail at home. (We promise you don’t need beakers, test tubes or any of that crazy stuff.) Here is a recipe from Red Star Tavern (the cocktail is also on their menu).

Rose City Beer Cocktail

1 ¼ oz. Aviation gin
¼ oz. Lemon Juice
¼ oz. Grenadine
1 oz. Oakshire Amber Ale

1. Combine all ingredients and shake carefully with ice. (Beer will make nice foam for presentation.)

2. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a cherry dropped into the glass.



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