Beer Cocktails

17/03/2015

Beer cocktails are nothing new. Beer has been used as a cocktail ingredient for many many years. The 'Flip' - a heated mix of beer, rum and sugar that was drunk around the1690s and the 'Boilermaker' - a beer and whisky chaser drank by metal craftsmen working on North American steam locomotives.  

The craft beer boom of recent years along with the ever popular cocktail list, has thrown beer cocktails back into the limelight, as mixologists from all over the world play around with a wider variety of hop and malt flavours than ever before available.

We gave the mixologists at one of our favourite cocktail bars a selection of the beers we import and then went down one afternoon to talk beer cocktails with them and see what they came up with. And what a fun afternoon it was! This formed the basis of the Heathwick 'Inspired Cocktails' suggestions and we're always adding to it - let us know if you have a great recipe and we'd love to feature it!

Beer for Breakfast 

100ml Fordham Gypsy Lager

37.5ml Tincup Whiskey

12.5ml plum & cinnamon cordial - optional

1 bar spoon of marmalade

25ml lemon juice
1 egg white

 Shake all ingredients over ice, except for the lager. Strain into a tall glass and top with Gypsy Lager. Garnish with orange peel.


Created by Chris Hart, mixologist at Above Audio, Brighton (made for us by Sam Sidgwick, above) 

 

Fordham Flip 

100ml Fordham Copperhead Ale

37.5ml bourbon 

15ml lemon juice

1 egg

2 bar spoons of sugar (icing sugar works well)

Whisk the egg and sugar (shake with springs from a Hawthorn stirrer).  Heat the bourbon, Copperhead Ale and lemon juice in a metal jug – use a coffee steaming wand. Carefully fold the foamed egg into the warm ale and bourbon. Serve in a tall glass and sprinkle cinnamon/nutmeg on top. 


Created by Sam Sidgwick, freelance mixologist 

 

Pisco Beach Sour 

50ml Saugatuck Oval Beach Blonde

25ml pisco

25ml lemon juice

10ml gomme

Stir on ice and serve with an orange twist


Created by Sam Sidgwick, freelance mixologist.

 

Chased by a Burleigh White Lady

50ml Dominion Candi Tripel Belgian Ale

35ml Burleighs London Dry Gin

20ml Elderflower liqueur

10ml Krupnik

3 squeezes of lime juice

1 egg white

Shake all ingredients (except the beer) and top with Dominion Candi Tripel Belgian Ale.


Created by Andy Clarke, Bar Manager at The City Barge, Chiswick.

 

Oak Barrel Martini

50ml Dominion Oak Barrel Stout

30ml vodka

25ml coffee liqueur

Shake over ice and strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with 3 coffee beans


Created by Sam Sidgwick, freelance mixologist. 

You can download these beer cocktail recipes here 

 

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