Beer cocktails set to make a splash this summer

 

 The coming warmer weather has reinvigorated creative thinking, and

Beer is no longer just a braai-and-rugby staple, as South Africans embrace the on-trend beer movement, galvanised by the craft beer industry and its explosion of different beer styles. Now, the beer gurus at SAB have come up with a host of delicious new beer cocktails just in time for summer.

Brewer Denis da Silva at SAB’s Newlands brewery says people have a deeper appreciation of beer, and beer is showcased through a multitude of taste experiences from beer and food pairings, to cooking with beer and beer cocktails.

With the help of Owen O’Reilly, mixologist and director at SIP Exclusive, six new beer cocktails have been created with four of the new innovative products from the SAB stable – Castle Milk Stout Chocolate Infused, Carling Blue Label, Castle Lite Lime and Flying Fish Apple.

Says O’Reilly, “The body of the beer makes it a perfect platform to add other flavours to, while complementing the complex flavours of the beer. Beer also adds a great texture and mouthfeel to cocktails.”

BLUE FASHIONED

 web-beer-blue fashioned GLASS Large tumbler
INGREDIENTS 20 ml sugar syrup

1 orange rind

3 dashes Angostura bitters

Carling Blue Label, chilled

METHOD Add sugar, orange and bitters   to glass

Fill tumbler with ice

Top up with beer

Stir for 5 seconds

Garnish and serve

GARNISH Large orange zest twisted to express oils over drink

 

CARLING BLUE LABEL JAM JAR

  GLASS Jam jar or  large high ball
INGREDIENTS 25ml fresh lemon juice

1 Tbsp. apricot jam

25ml scotch whiskey

Carling Blue Label, chilled

METHOD Mix first three ingredients with ice, seal lid and shake well.

Remove lid and top with beer

Garnish and serve

GARNISH Dried apricot and lemon wedge

 

CHOCOLATE STOUT COFFEE

web-beer-choc GLASS Flared Pilsner
INGREDIENTS 25ml Irish whiskey

50ml cold strong filter coffee

25ml vanilla syrup

1 egg white

Half a glass of Castle Milk Stout Chocolate, chilled

METHOD Mix first 4 ingredients (everything but the beer) together in a separate shaker/jar, add lots of ice and shake well

Pour chilled beer into glassware (halfway with no ice) and then strain the mixed ingredients on top.

Top up the glass with leftover beer

Garnish and serve

GARNISH Grated dark chocolate

 

CHOCOLATE MALT JULEP

 web-beer-julep GLASS V-shaped pint glass 375ml – 475ml
INGREDIENTS 25ml vanilla syrup

1 orange wedge

8-10 mint leaves

Crushed ice

Castle Milk Stout Chocolate, chilled

METHOD Mix first three ingredients in the glass and muddle.

Add crushed ice.

Top up with beer.

Churn lightly and cap with more crushed ice.

Garnish and serve

GARNISH Large mint sprig and orange twist

 

FLYING FISH APPLE PIE

 web-beer-ff GLASS Large beer glass
INGREDIENTS 25ml fresh lemon juice

50ml cloudy apple juice

15ml cinnamon syrup

25ml brandy

Flying Fish Green Apple, chilled

METHOD Mix all the ingredients together with ice, stir well

Garnish and serve

GARNISH Apple fan (cinnamon dusted optional for additional effect) and straw


CASTLE LITE FLOWER

 web-beer-lite GLASS Stemmed beer glass
INGREDIENTS ·         1 lime wedge squeezed

·         25ml gin

·         25ml elderflower cordial

·         Castle Lite Lime

METHOD ·         Mix first three ingredients (everything but the beer) together in glassware

·         Fill with ice

·         Top with beer and stir.

·         Garnish and serve

GARNISH Edible flower or mint sprig

 

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 web-beer-blue fashioned GLASS Large tumbler
INGREDIENTS 20 ml sugar syrup
1 orange rind
3 dashes Angostura bitters
Carling Blue Label, chilled
METHOD Add sugar, orange and bitters   to glass

Fill tumbler with ice
Top up with beer
Stir for 5 seconds
Garnish and serve

GARNISH Large orange zest twisted to express oils over drink