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Mixing beer and liquor...or beer cocktails.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by nhindian, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. This more than any of these beer cocktails seems like a huge waste of beer. You're talking about watering down a top 5 rated beer in the world. Why even bother drinking beer?
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  2. bobv

    bobv Advocate (515) Vermont Feb 3, 2009

    So, I guess my earlier post about using Heady Topper with hop-infused vodka and citrus bitters would receive the same negativity?
  3. StLeasy

    StLeasy Savant (400) Illinois Sep 8, 2013

    Have you heard of "Hop-Quila"? IIRC it is distilled hops, steeped in hops. Tastes a lot like great anejo tequila- spicy and fruity.
    And I'm with Cassino, for the same reason you drink good single-malt neat. However, with beers of "endless" supply, I will continue to experiment combining bourbon/rye/scotch with them whenever I feel like.
  4. elchicodelgado

    elchicodelgado Savant (250) Texas Mar 3, 2008

    I feel like your post was trying to illustrate that the black chocolate/vanilla combo was gross but now I just really want to try that!
  5. Sam_Frank

    Sam_Frank Initiate (0) California Nov 29, 2012

    Founders Breakfast Stout with Cap'n Crunch
  6. This just made laugh.
  7. patto1ro

    patto1ro Advocate (500) Netherlands Apr 26, 2004

    Here are a few I'd like to try.

    "Ale Punch
    One quart of mild ale in a bowl, add one wine-glassful of brown sherry, the same quantity of old brandy, a table-spoonful of sifted sugar, the peel and juice of one lemon, a grate of nutmeg, and an iceberg.

    N.B.- Do not insert old ale, by mistake. And for my own part, I think it a mistake to mix John Barleycorn with wine (except champagne) and spirits."
    "Cakes and Ale" by Edward Spencer, 1913, page 214.

    "Ale Cup
    Squeeze the juice of a lemon into a round of hot toast; lay on it a thin piece of rind, a tablespoonful of pounded sugar, a little grated nutmeg, and a sprig of balm. Pour over these one glass of brandy, two glasses of sherry, and three pints of mild ale. Do not allow the balm to remain in the misture many minutes."
    "Cakes and Ale" by Edward Spencer, 1913, page 226.

    "Het Pint;— Grate a nutmeg into two quarts of mild ale, and bring it to the point of boiling. Mix a little cold ale with a considerable quantity of sugar and two eggs well beaten. Gradually mix the hot ale with the eggs, taking care that they do not curdle. Put in a half pint of spirits, and bring it once more nearly to boil; and then briskly pour it from one vessel into another till it becomes smooth and bright."
    "The cook and housewife's manual, by Margaret Dods, 1826, page 337.

    "Cool Tankard, or Beer Cup.—(No. 464.)
    A quart of mild Ale, a glass of white Wine, one of Brandy, one of Capillaire, the juice of a Lemon, a roll of the Peel pared thin, Nutmeg grated at the top, a sprig of Borrage (or Balm,) and a bit of toasted Bread.

    Tewahdiddle.—(No. 467.) A pint of Table Beer, (or Ale, if you intend it for a supplement to your "Night Cap,") a table-spoonful of Brandy, and a tea-spoonful of brown Sugar, or clarified Syrup (No. 475;) — a little grated Nutmeg or Ginger, may be added, and a roll of very thin cut Lemon Peel."
    "The Cook's Oracle" by William Kitchiner, 1827, pages 348-349.

    Two quarts of mild and a half pint of booze - sounds like an evening's drinking mixed into one glass.
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  8. jucifer1818

    jucifer1818 Savant (410) Florida May 15, 2011

    At my favorite bar, fermentation lounge, they had a beer cocktail that was a real winner for new years. It was a combination of Founders rubaeus, Vikings blood, and champagne. It was a huge hit, and I was their when they invented it......Good times! they brought in a cask of vikings blood for the affair.

    as for other beer cocktails, I think it goes by a system of hits and misses. I still have to try more of them before I can seriously give an opinion about any beer cocktail.
  9. jucifer1818

    jucifer1818 Savant (410) Florida May 15, 2011

    Like any cocktail, it certainly can ruin the beer, that is if its put into a bad mix. But yea, I think that their are too many purists out their who see any consumption of beer that is not 100% beer an adulteration.

    I have personaly made a whole keg of a summer shandy from mango lemonade and homemade wheat ale, and it was a HUGE hit. It was also mostly beer, with the mango lemonade only contributing to about 15% of the overall drink.

    the beer on its own was OK, but with the mango lemonade? it was all the better <3
  10. APBT91

    APBT91 Savant (325) North Carolina Apr 12, 2013

    burton baton with a splash of bulleit bourbon (or your favorite)

    backwoods bastard with a splash of bulleit bourbon (again, or your favorite)
  11. Would never have guessed to mix a liqueur with a double IPA but I'd be willing to try it. I've only tried pouring a little whiskey in with FBS and found it to be delicious! And I was drinking it with breakfast, so even better haha
  12. nc41

    nc41 Advocate (650) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008

    I like black and tan combos. BCBS with a super hoppy best in the fridge at the moment kinda thing, but I give up adding bourbon and Rum to beer, not even close as a barrel aged effort. Even 2-3 drops of bourbon kills the beer for me anyway. Never tried adding a few drops of bourbon to an already done BA beer though, might/would make an average base brew a bomb.
  13. Sam_Frank

    Sam_Frank Initiate (0) California Nov 29, 2012

  14. TheBeerBro

    TheBeerBro Aficionado (145) Iowa Sep 10, 2013

    I was also in this camp of scoffing at people for putting OJ in their ZD (dustosas). Eventually tried it, and it is actually very good. The OJ and the citra hops mesh nicely. Obviously I prefer my ZD straight, but it is by no means a waste to make a dustosa. Take this with a grain of salt though, I have fairly easy access to ZD and its brewed year-round. I would never do this with a beer that I don't have easy access to or don't get to enjoy often.

    I've seen "beermosas" on bar/restaurant menus at 2 places I can remember this past year. It really isn't as ludicrous as it seems. Try making a beermosa with a more readily available floral/citrusy IPA. Its surprisingly tasty.
  15. azorie

    azorie Advocate (715) Florida Mar 18, 2006

    I only had an irish car bomb I liked and would do again. I do like the chase beer but I am not a big fan of mixing. I almost added some Woodford reserve to DFH palo santo the other day, AKA NY eve. but I stuck with my orange.

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