Beer Cocktails for Summer
Fun alternatives to traditional summer cocktails
Cocktails made with beer? You may be skeptical, but try one (or more) of these tasty summer drinks created by Samuel Merritt, beer sommelier and owner of Civilization of Beer — you may just find a new summer entertaining staple.
The Mainer Summer Saturday Punch
4 oz Allagash White Ale
1 oz Lindeman’s Framboise (raspberry) Ale
1 oz Hendrick’s Gin
In a punch bowl, pour gin, slowly add Allagash White Ale, slowly add Lindeman’s Framboise. Serve over ice in punch glasses. Garnish with cut raspberry.
The Franco American
12 oz Miller High Life
1 oz St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur
Pour St. Germaine into the bottom of a pilsner glass, slowly add Miller. Optional garnish with lemon twist.
The Evil Peach
6 oz of Duvel Ale
3 oz of Lindeman’s Peche Ale
Peach slice to garnish
Pour Lindeman’s into bottom of a 12 oz tulip glass, slowly add Duvel ale into the glass. Do not stir. Garnish with peach slice
The Guinness Caribbean Punch
7 oz can sweetened, condensed milk
16 oz bottle Guinness Extra Stout
1 raw egg
Pinch fresh ground nutmeg
In a pitcher, vigorously beat egg and condensed milk together. Slowly pour Guinness Extra Stout down the side of the pitcher and gently mix. Pour into stemware, grate fresh nutmeg on top.
The Brooklyn Valentine
12 oz Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
11.2 oz Lindeman’s Kriek Ale
Pour Lindeman’s Kriek slowly into a large tulip glass followed by the stout. Top with whip cream if desired.
Photos couresty of Samuel Merritt