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beer cocktails

We love beer. We don’t think it needs improving, and a beer cocktail is definitely not designed to be an improvement. (Apart from the Michelada.) Beer is just this whole new world of flavours when it comes to experimenting with cocktails. These drinks are based on ideas that are already out there. Special thanks to Mr Ben Taaffe for introducing us to the first recipe with this youtube link.

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Beer Milkshake: James Squire Porter, Pusser’s Navy rum, Maggie Beer’s Burnt Fig, Honeycomb and Caramel icecream, malted milk powder

The second was influenced by Berliner Weisse (BeerAdvocate) which is a German style of beer that is designed to have flavoured syrups added to it. German purity laws prevent fruit from being added during the brewing process so with these beers they add the flavour later. It’s usually raspberry or woodruff which is a popular sweet, herbaceous flavouring.

© Dee Allen

© Dee Allen

watermelon shrub, Westwinds ‘The Sabre’ gin, Blanche de Namur

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Good Fortune Duck Shrub

This is a drink that one half of our team has entered into an international cocktail competition run by Bols. (bols around the world). We won’t go into too much detail, but we can tell you it involves a few flavour experiments. Yep, Bill got his nerd on with this one… Namely, fatwashing and a fruit/vinegar shrub!

roast duck fat washed Bols Genever, Bols Dry Orange, plum-star anise-white wine vinegar shrub

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