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How to make a Southern 75 beer cocktail

Southern 75 Cocktail

A Beertail with a Southern twist

You’ve never had a beer cocktail quite like this Southern 75!

Drink of the week: Southern 75

When we come across a cocktail recipe that turns our head a little, we can’t help but be excited to make it. That was definitely the case of this Southern 75 recipe that we found on Garden and Gun’s website. This beertail [beer-cocktail] is the brainchild of Nate Shuman, who was head barman at Proof & Provision, a basement bar in the Georgian Terrace Hotel. The Southern 75 is a rather interesting take on a French 75, but instead of gin and champagne, Shuman offers up a mixture of India Pale Ale and Bourbon.

Down at Proof & Provision, they prepare this cocktail using Four Roses Bourbon, demerara syrup [a simple syrup made using demerara or turbinado sugar], freshly squeezed lemon juice and Sweetwater IPA. If you aren’t a fan of Four Roses or Sweetwater, pick out an IPA and a Bourbon that you like instead. We’re not big fans of Sweetwater, so we switched it out for a different IPA and some Evan Williams since we didn’t have Four Roses.

This cocktail is served neat, meaning it’s not served on ice, so try not use a lukewarm beer. The chilling of the other ingredients in the shaker might not make the drink cold enough. Using a chilled IPA and glass will make this beertail the perfect temperature.

Now you’re probably thinking: Beer and Whiskey, really? To which we say you’ll be surprised. If you aren’t much of a beer drinker, you’re going to either love it or hate it. The Southern 75 is one of those beertails that you are either on board with or you’re not. But before you get a little gun-shy about it, give it a try. You might be pleasantly surprised.

This is how you make the Southern 75 beertail!

 

Southern 75

Yields: 1 Serving

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 6 Ounces India Pale Ale
  • 2 Ounce Bourbon
  • ¾ Ounce Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ½ Ounce Demerara Syrup or Simple Syrup

Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Pilsner Glasses
  • Cocktail Shaker

 

Preparation

Southern 75: Pour chilled IPA into a chilled glass. In a cocktail shaker, combine the bourbon, lemon juice, and demerara [or simple] syrup with ice. Shake vigorously for around 30 seconds, till chilled. Strain the into the beer. Enjoy!

Nutritional Content

**This will vary based on what IPA or Bourbon you choose

1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 179 Fat (g) 0 Saturated Fat (g) 0 Potassium (mg) 0 Carbohydrates (g) 22 Dietary Fiber (g) 0 Total Sugars (g) 12 Protein (g) 0 Sodium (mg) 5

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Drink of the week: Tom's Carolina Cousin

Drink of the Week: Tom’s Carolina Cousin

Drink of the week: Tom's Carolina Cousin

Our NC Beer Month Cocktail Series comes to a close with this Drink of the Week

Let’s finish off our NC Beer Month Cocktail Series, by putting a Carolina twist on a classic Drink of the Week cocktail. Tom’s Carolina Cousin, spun old Tom Collins on his head by introducing it to North Carolina brewed IPA.

From our treasure trove of North Carolina breweries, we selected Foothills Brewing Jade IPA, for its citrusy notes that added a little something to this cocktail. You can substitute your favorite North Carolina IPA for Jade IPA if you so desire*.

Be sure to check out all of our NC Beer Month Cocktail Series drinks, and our NC Beer Month Favorite Breweries while you’re here!

 

Tom’s Carolina Cousin

Yields: 1 Serving

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1½ Ounces Old Tom Gin
  • 2 Ounces Foothills Jade IPA*
  • ½ Ounce Cherry Liquor
  • ½ Ounce Lemon Juice
  • ½ Ounce Simple Syrup
  • Lemon Wheel for Garnish

Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Highball Glass
  • Cocktail Shaker

 

Preparation

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add Gin, Cherry Liquor, Lemon Juice, and simple syrup. Give it a couple good shakes, and strain it into a highball class over ice, or not if you prefer to drink your gin cocktails Neat. Top cocktail off with beer and garnish with lemon wheel. Enjoy!

Nutritional Content

1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 220 Fat (g) 0 Saturated Fat (g) 0 Potassium (mg) 2 Carbohydrates (g) 36 Dietary Fiber (g) 0 Total Sugars (g) 25 Protein (g) 0.07 Sodium (mg) 32

 

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Drink of the Week: Black-beery Smash

Drink of the Week: Black-beery Smash

Drink of the week: Black-Beery Smash

Bourbon and Beer unite in this Drink of the Week!

Let’s continue with our NC Beer Month Cocktail Series, shall we? We have one delicious beer-infused concoction for this Drink of the Week: Black-beery Smash. This recipe comes to us from Serena Wolf and the Cocktails and Confessions kitchen, and it has a funny story behind it which you can check out in the video below. The Black-beery Smash combines Whiskey and Wheat Beer, with fresh muddled mint and blackberries for one boozey doozey.

Sticking to our NC Beer selection, we paired an ice cold Weeping Willow Wit from Mother Earth Brewing with our favorite Jameson Irish Whiskey. We also substituted a wooden spoon for a muddler, as we didn’t have one on hand. We really enjoyed the sweetness the blackberries added to the Black-Beery Smash, and might experiment with how well it would work with strawberries, as they are in season here in Coastal NC. Grab yourself a glass, and mix up a Black-Beery Smash!

 

Black-beery Smash

Yields: 1 Serving
Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 Ounces Wheat Beer
  • 2 Ounces Whiskey
  • 2 teaspoons Raw Sugar
  • Juice of ½ a Lemon
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Blackberries
  • Sprig of Fresh Mint
  • Blackberries for Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Highball Glass
  • Muddler or Wooden Spoon
  • Bottle Opener

 

via Cocktails and Confessions

Preparation

Muddle fresh blackberries, lemon juice, mint leaves and sugar together at the bottom of a highball glass. Add ice to glass (use crushed ice if you are feeling fancy). Next pour in the whiskey and stir. Top mixture with wheat beer, and garnish with a few blackberries. Enjoy!

 

Nutritional Content

1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 135.3 Fat (g) 0.1 Saturated Fat (g) 0 Potassium (mg) 76.9 Carbohydrates (g) 9.5 Dietary Fiber (g) 1.9 Total Sugars (g) 4.3 Protein (g) 0.3 Sodium (mg) 0.5

 

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Drink of the Week: Michelada

Drink of the Week: The Michelada

North Carolina Beer Month Will Never Be the Same Again

April is NC Beer Month, and in that spirit, the Drinks of the Week for the month of April will feature beer cocktails. We’re calling it our NC Beer Month Cocktail Series, and you are along for the ride.

Drink of the Week: Michelada

 

We are in the NC Beer Month Spirit for this Drink of the Week!

This Drink of the Week: The Michelada is the beer soaked cousin of the Bloody Mary. The Michelada originated in Mexico, and is a popular cocktail with many variations throughout Latin America. In some parts of Latin America, mixologist will use their national peppers and spices or substitute Clamato Juice for Tomato Juice. Here in the Brio Smart Life kitchen, we’re mixing up this cocktail with Natty Greene’s Buckshot Amber Ale.

Enjoy this spicy treat, and be sure to check out our Top 10 Favorite Breweries for NC Beer Month.

 

Michelada

Yields: 1 Serving
Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 12 Ounces chilled Amber lager
  • 3 Ounces Tomato Juice
  • 4 Dashes Hot Sauce
  • 4 Dashes Worcestershire Sauce
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • Lime Wedge for Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • High Ball Glass
  • Stirring Spoon

Chili Salt Rim

Yields: 1 1/2 cups
Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1/4 Cup Sea Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • Lime Wedge
Items You’ll Need:

  • Small Plate

 

Preparation

For the Chili Salt Rim: Mix the salt and chili powder together on a small plate. Run a lemon wedge around the rims of the glasses, and dip the rim into the mixture until desired amount of covering. Fill glasses with ice, and set aside.

The Michelada: Pour lime juice, tomato juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire and lager over ice. Stir together and garnish with lime wedge. Enjoy!

 

Nutritional Content

1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 164 Fat (g) 0 Saturated Fat (g) 0 Cholesterol (mg) 0 Carbohydrates (g) 16.4 Dietary Fiber (g) 0.4 Total Sugars (g) 3.6 Protein (g) 2.6 Sodium (mg) 289

 

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Drink of the Week: Broncos Orange Shandy

DOTW-DenverBroncosOrangeShandy

 

Get ready for Super Bowl 50!

Don’t cry Bronco Fans, we’ve got you covered too. This Super Bowl themed Drink of the Week comes to us from the folks at Creative Culinary: The Denver Broncos Orange Shandy. Beer and orange juice might sound like an odd combination, but they prove to be great team players in this cocktail. Will Peyton come out on top? Fingers crossed Broncos.

 

Denver Broncos Orange Shandy

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 8 Ounces Tequila
  • 2 Ounces Triple Sec
  • 2 Ounces Orange Juice
  • 24 Ounces Chilled Lager
  • Orange for Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Pitcher or Punch Bowl
  • Pilsner Glass
  • Highball Glass

 

Preparation

In a pitcher or punch bowl, mix together tequila, triple sec, and orange juice. Add the lager to mixture and stir. Fill a pilsner or highball glass with ice, and pour cocktail mix into glass. Recipe serves 4 to 6. Enjoy!

 

Nutritional Content

1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 210 Fat (g) 0 Saturated Fat (g) 0 Cholesterol (mg) 0 Carbohydrates (g) 9 Dietary Fiber (g) 0 Total Sugars (g) 11 Protein (g) 0 Sodium (mg) 11

 

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Drink of the Week: The Nor’easter

Oh no! Anything but snow!

This is the only Nor’easter that we don’t mind.

Drink of the week - Nor'Easter

This drink of the week recpe comes from the folks behind the bar at Char No 4, Brooklyn’s home of American Whiskey, where they sure know how to make a killer bourbon cocktail, like this Nor’easter.

The Nor’easter cocktail puts a Southern twist on one of our past Drinks of the Week the Dark and Stormy.

Let this delicious beauty accompany your next Netflix session as you wait out the cold weather this winter.

 

The Nor’easter Cocktail

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 4 Ounces Bourbon
  • 2 Ounces Ginger Beer
  • 1 Ounce Maple Syrup
  • 1+ Ounce Lime Juice (To Taste)
  • Lime Wedge
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Whiskey Glass

 

Preparation

The Nor’easter cocktail: Combine Maple syrup, lime juice, bourbon and ginger ale in a cocktail shaker (Tip: If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you can use a Tervis Tumbler with a tight lid to do this step). Shake it up until well mixed. Chill in the freezer for 2–4 minutes, until very cold. Strain and pour over ice, then garnish with a fresh lime wedge. Enjoy!

 

Nutritional Content

1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 180 Fat (g) 0 Saturated Fat (g) 0 Cholesterol (mg) 0 Carbohydrates (g) 11 Dietary Fiber (g) 0 Total Sugars (g) 9 Protein (g) 0 Sodium (mg) 0

 
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Drink of the Week: Dark and Stormy

Drink of the Week: Dark and Stormy

This classic fave never goes out of taste.

This Drink of the Week: the Dark and Stormy is an American classic cocktails that you will want to make for all of your friends.

Drink of the Week: Dark and Stormy

The Dark and Stormy combines spicy ginger beer and dark rum together for a taste sensation that makes your taste buds happy. The Gosling Brothers loved it so much they trademarked the name Dark ‘N’ Stormy, and created Gosling Black Seal Rum as the perfect pair for ginger beer.

Dark and Stormy

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 5 Ounces Ginger Beer
  • 2 Ounce Dark Rum
  • 3 Dashes Lime Bitters
  • Lime Wedge for Garnish
Glassware You’ll Need:

  • Highball

Preparation

Dark and Stormy: Fill highball glass with ice. Combine the bitters with ginger beer, and pour into the glass. Next, slowly pour the dark rum on top to create the “stormy” effect. Lastly, stir to combine and garnish with lime wedge. You can squeeze the lime wedge into the drink for an extra limey kick.

Nutritional Content

1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 208 Fat (g) 0 Saturated Fat (g) 0 Cholesterol (mg) 0 Carbohydrates (g) 20 Dietary Fiber (g) 0 Total Sugars (g) 20.4 Protein (g) 0 Sodium (mg) 9.6

 

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