It’s pretty hard to justify taking a craft beer and using it for something other than pouring it into a pint glass and enjoying it how it was meant to be enjoyed, though there are some exceptions. One such example is turning your brew into an even more alcoholic beverage. So just in time for New Year’s Eve, here are a few cocktail recipes that feature craft beer as a major ingredient, allowing you to enjoy your beer with a bit of an extra kick. Have a very Happy New Year from Brewing and Beer!
Combine ingredients and stir. Serve in a tulip glass and garnish with a cinnamon stick or a sprinkle of allspice on the frothy head.
Averna Stout Flip
2 oz Averna Amaro
1 oz Rogue Ales Chocolate Stout
2 dashes of Angostura Bitters
1 whole egg
Combine Averna, Angostura, and egg in a shaker, add ice, and shake more than you think is enough. Double fine strain and top with Rogue Chocolate Stout. Garnish with fresh grated nutmeg. - Jacob Grier, Metrovino, Portland, OR.
Siete y Siete
1 oz Siete Leguas Blanco Tequila
1/4 oz fresh lime juice
1/4 oz agave nectar
8 oz of Boulevard Brewing Company Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale
Shake Tequila, lime juice and agave nectar with ice, strain into a shot glass and serve side by side with Tank 7 in a shaker pint. Drop the shot into the beer and drink in one smooth motion.
Blend beers and stir. Serve in a tulip or wine glass and garnish with freshly ground nutmeg.
Recipes from craftbeer.com