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

Bourbon and Beer unite

The Black-beery Smash combines Whiskey and Wheat Beer, with fresh muddled mint and blackberries for one boozey doozey.

Drink of the week: Black-Beery Smash

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.

via Cocktails and Confessions

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

 

Preparation

Black-beery Smash: 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

The Black-beery Smash cocktails combines Whiskey and Wheat Beer, with fresh muddled mint and blackberries

 

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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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