Beer Cocktails? Cheers!

Porters, ales, stouts, pilsners all OK with a little mixing
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2010 1:35 PM CDT
A Shandy Gaff is ale plus ginger beer.   (Wikimedia Commons)

(Newser) – The week of St. Patrick’s Day is always big on the drinking front, and perhaps you’re ready for something other than plain old beer. Esquire suggests some beer-based cocktails:

  • Porteree: Take a quarter-pint of porter, add superfine sugar, then fill with ice before topping off with more porter. A little grated nutmeg, and you’re golden.
  • Black Velvet: “The most elegant and delicious of beer drinks,” David Wondrich raves about this concoction—a champagne flute filled with half stout, half brut bubbly.

  • Shandy Gaff: Pour half a pint of a good, well-chilled American pale ale, and top with ginger beer.
  • Berliner Weisse mit Schuss: Pour an ounce of raspberry syrup into a wheat-beer glass, top with said brew.
  • Groundskeeper: Start with 1 ounce of a smoky single-malt Scotch, then fill the rest of a pint glass with chilled American pilsner. Yes, even Bud.

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