Beer is meant to be enjoyed, and there are a ton of ways to do so. Whether you’re drinking it alone or with friends at home, you can make your beer more special by pairing it with delicious ingredients.
Muddle the Fruit
You will want to use a muddler when making beer cocktails because it’s the best way to crush the fruit. Simply place the fruit in the bottom of a shaker or glass and then take your muddler and press down on it until all of the juice has been released from the pulp. When you’re done, you’ll have a delicious beer cocktail that bursts with flavor.
Pour in your Base Beer
Pour in your base beer. Use a beer you like to drink, but make sure it has some kind of flavor that matches the fruit you are using. If you’re mixing a cherry-flavored beer with lemon juice and ginger ale, for example, don’t use an IPA—they tend not to have any fruit flavor. Instead, opt for something like a lager or blonde ale with a hint of tartness (if it goes well with cherries).
Make sure your base beer is chilled before pouring it into the shaker tin—you want everything cold so that when you mix everything, later on, it will stay cold longer.
Add Club soda or Ginger Beer
When it comes to carbonation, club soda is a good choice for a light, bubbly beverage. If your taste buds are in the mood for something with a little more pizazz, try ginger beer instead. Ginger beer has a spicy, peppery flavor that adds depth to beer cocktails and can be made at home in minutes.
Garnish with Herbs, Fruit, or Sticks of Rock Candy for Extra Flair
Fruit and herbs can add a nice flavor to the drink, whereas rock candy can add a nice texture. To make your stick of rock candy:
Make sure you have enough room in your freezer for the jar you’re going to use. Otherwise, it might be too heavy! Mix 2 cups of water and 1 cup of sugar in a saucepan on medium heat until all the sugar has dissolved (be careful not to burn the mixture). Once it’s completely dissolved, turn off the stovetop and let it cool until lukewarm; this will take about 20 minutes, depending on how hot your stovetop is at home – if yours is hotter than mine, then just leave it longer before taking off the burner.)
There’s more to beer than just drinking it!
Beer cocktails have been experiencing a revival in the past few years, and for a good reason: they’re delicious! Beer cocktails are a great way to add variety to your drinking experience, whether at home or at your favorite bar. Beer cocktails can be a great way to add a new twist to your favorite brews or just try something new.