In Vogue: Beer Cocktails
Beer cocktails have been bubbling up around Boston. Beer is quite versatile and can blend well with a variety of flavors, from spicy to sweet. But beyond taste, part of the appeal is taking the artistic license to combine high-brow and low-brow, like wearing heels with jeans. The most traditional of the beer cocktail is probably the Black Velvet—stout beer layered with champagne—but some local innovations are truly tantalizing. Here are highlights from around town not to be missed:
Gina’s Ginger Beer at Franklin Café
Pabst Blue Ribbon, Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur, fresh lemon juice, and fresh ginger
Shot in a Beer at Eastern Standard
Budweiser and Fernet
Long Day in the Gaarden at Sel de la Terre Natick
Hoegaarden white ale and Belgian framboise (raspberry) lambic
Sake bombs at Peach Farm
They’re the best in town
Belgian Malinois at Sel de la Terre Back Bay
Belgian framboise lambic and champagne; created by Wine Director Erik Johnson and named after his beloved canines
Also, available off the list at SDLT Back Bay is the Manmosa, which consists of Grand Marnier, fresh orange juice, and Hoegaarden; created by cocktail connoisseur and General Manager Ian Grossman.
Beyond Boston, check out these articles on beer cocktail offerings in New York and Philadelphia. All of the above are fabulous to enjoy during a night out on the town, but are also simple (and relatively inexpensive) to recreate at your next at-home soiree!