As described in the recent article “Preconceptions Shaken and Stirred,” the key to a good beer cocktail is to identify the biggest flavors in the beer and highlight them with other ingredients. The citrus in a hoppy beer can be further accentuated by a liquor like Grand Marnier, as evidenced in the Cascadian Revolution. A spicy and fruity Belgian ale can hold up the aromatics in a nice gin or a fruit-based eau de vie.
We really want to try one of the recipes given in the article: the Ursus Rodeo. This cocktail combines the intense roasted and caramelized flavors of an imperial stout with whiskey, Drambuie, Grand Marnier, and orange bitters. Talk about a winter warmer!
Have you ever tried a beer cocktail or experimented with making one yourself?
• Read the Article + Two Beer Cocktail Recipes: Preconceptions Shaken and Stirred by John Foyston from MIX/Oregon Live