Beer is great, though it's also a fantastic base for a mixed drink. With the variety of beer styles available today, it's a great time to find a new recipe that will break up your beer drinking routine.
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Walk into almost any bar and you might notice a spoon dangling from the beer tap. It seems a little out of place at first, but it serves a very specific purpose and it's often called a Black and Tan spoon.
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Among the most popular bar drinks that feature beer is the iconic Michelada. It's a spicy way to dress up your average beer and your local bartender has no secrets to mixing it up that you can't handle at home.
The Michelada simply requires you to dump a few common kitchen ingredients into your favorite Mexican beer. Start with a little lime, add soy and Worcestershire sauces, then give it a hot sauce kick. It's a fun recipe that you can certainly make your own.
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What would summer be without a tall, refreshing Shandy? If you have not enjoyed this drink with your favorite light beer, you're missing out on a real treat.
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If the Shandy is the ultimate summer beer drink, the Lilac Shandy is the best beertail for spring. The catch is that you can only make it when the lilacs are in bloom.
A lilac simple syrup is used to sweeten a homemade lemonade, which is the key ingredient to this unique recipe. It's easy to make, simply harvest the flowers and steep them in simple syrup. The fragrance makes the task enjoyable and the finished drink is amazing.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Like most beertails, this recipe is incredibly easy. You'll simply need a dark stout (Guinness is a good choice) and a bottle of Champagne. The two are mixed in equal parts and the result is an invigorating glass of bubbly that is sure to impress wine and beer drinkers alike.
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While you have Guinness in stock, consider mixing it into another drink from the U.K. It's just as easy, though a little more casual and a fun way to put a twist on two everyday beverages.
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Liquor is not banned completely from beertails. When you can't decide between a shot of tequila and a bottle of beer, simply mix the two together.
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Now that we have the simple beer mixed drinks out of the way, it's time to really do it up. There's no better way to start this round of drinks off than with the Cold in the Shadows recipe.
In no way is this a boring beer drink. Instead, it's a complex array of flavors. The drink pairs the bitter aperitif Campari with a raspberry liqueur, a little lime, and a splash of honey. The beer of choice is a good IPA. When it all comes together, you'll have the perfect drink for dinner.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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When you're ready to really mix up your routine, simply pull out your blender. That's right, we're going to create a beer-based milkshake. It's a drink that could only come from a joint like the Hard Rock Cafe.
This interesting recipe blends Guinness with spiced rum and chocolate liqueur. You'll also need chocolate and caramel syrups along with a couple scoops of ice cream. The best part may be the garnish, and the bacon crumbles come highly recommended.
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Can you really get three iconic elements of a summer cookout into a single glass? Apparently, it is entirely possible and if you think that the name of this beertail is some sort of joke, think again.
This recipe really does include beer, bourbon, and barbecue sauce, though the sauce is watered down to make a "BBQ water." The preferred beer is Shiner Hefeweizen and you'll need both Maker's Mark and Evan Williams Honey Liqueur. It's surprisingly tasty!