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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.

© Dee Allen

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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Exmouth, Western Australia

We’ve been away! We thought we’d post a few photos from our holiday (don’t worry there’s a drink in here, too) since Exmouth really is a beautiful spot.

That should set the scene a little bit!
So we bought this glass and it’s partner for 50 cents a piece from the op shop in town, and then tried to come up with something to suit the dry northern heat. We decided on a kind of white wine punch, since we had everything except for the fruit. The pineapples weren’t ripe in town, so we bought a watermelon.

watermelon, castor sugar, mint, Houghton’s White Classic (aka “White Burgundy”), soda water.

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