To celebrate the release of our latest collection, The Brewmaster, we decided to whip up some beer infused cocktails and our suggested food pairings in the office this week. Perhaps it got us all a tad unfocused in the middle of the workday, but it was well worth it. Find our three favorite beer cocktail recipes below, and remember: “It’s not about improving the beer, it’s about improving the cocktail.”
The essential summertime cocktail mixed with beer - a match made in beer heaven. To give this cocktail our own spin we decided to blend all the ingredients together besides the beer in order to create more of a slushy texture. We then mixed the beer in and floated a few fresh slices of peach on top. The result? An adult version of the slushie.
24 ounces summer style ale
1 cup peach nectar
2 ounces fresh lemon juice
2 ounces simple syrup
4 ounces Pisco Reservado
2 cups frozen peaches
Preparation: In a large pitcher stir together the peach nectar, lemon juice, simple syrup and Pico. Add the summer style ale and peaches, serve immediately.
Food Pairing: Beer Infused Chocolate Cheesecake with a Pretzel Crust
To complete our beer infused drink and food tasting we decided to make the most decadent cake we could think of - the chocolate beer cheesecake. We decided to top it with fresh berries in order to pair better with the fruity sangria beer cocktail. It took about 2 hours to make, but it was well worth the effort. While the taste of beer was subliminal, the overall effect of the cake was delicious.
Stella Artois Arnold Palmer Cidre
Get in touch with that summer spirit - that is, find a way to get the best results with the least effort. With only 5 easy ingredients, this cocktail is the simply perfect addition to a summer day.
Strawberry Lemonade Svedka
Fresh Lemon Juice
Preparation: In a pilsner glass filled with ice, add 1 1/2 oz Svedka Strawberry Lemonade, 1 oz. iced tea, 1/2 oz. simple syrup, 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice, and a splash of Corona Extra. Stir briefly, and garnish with a slice of lemon and a strawberry.
Food Pairing: Beer Dip
Ingredients / Preparation: 16 ounces softened cream cheese, 1/3 cup beer, 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix, 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, beer and dressing mix until smooth. Stir in cheddar cheese. Serve with pretzels or tortillas chips. We topped ours in chives to add a little something extra!
Beer Bloody Mary
Think Bloody Mary meets Michelada, A.K.A. the best of both worlds.
Ingredients / Preparation:
¼ cup kosher salt
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
8 lime wedges
2 cups tomato juice
8 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Hot sauce (such as Cholula)
8 12-oz. cans light lager
Mix salt and red pepper flakes on a small plate. Rub rims of 8 pint glasses with a lime wedge; dip in chile salt and fill with ice. Add ¼ cup tomato juice, 1 Tbsp. lime juice, a dash each of hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce, and 12 oz. lager to each glass. Garnish.
Ingredients / Preparation:
1/2 lb. wild shrimp (cooked, peeled, deveined and cleaned)
½ C red bell pepper or orange bell pepper
½ C yellow bell pepper
½ C fresh cilantro, chopped fine
2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
3 oz Hop Slice
Juice from 1 lime / Juice from 1 lemon
½ jalapeno pepper, finely diced (seeds and white ribs removed)
1 Tbs shallot, finely diced
Salt and pepper to taste
Cut the cooked, cooled shrimp into 1/4-1/2-inch pieces. Combine peppers, jalapeno, shallot, cilantro, olive oil, lime juice, lemon juice, beer, shrimp and salt and pepper into large bowl. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving. Add sliced avocado on the side and serve with chips and a pint of Hop Slice Summer Ale!
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After becoming slightly inebriated from these beer cocktails, make sure to shop our newest watch collection, The Brewmaster, watches that are handcrafted from reclaimed wood beer barrels. We hope you have as much fun making these as we did making them for our Friday cocktail hour in the office!
Cheers from the OG Team