SPIRITSMAN BOOK REVIEW
By Howard & Ashley Stelzer
Los Angeles, CA(Spiritsman)5/28/12/–This Harvard Press release caught our attention as the idea of mixing beer w/selectespirits for a different style of cocktail is ideal wit the summer months coming up.The authors are beer enthusiasts who have their own site called ShadowofaStout.com with all the information you would ever need about the subject. The couple live in Cambridge, Massachusetts where Howard is a teacher, and Ashley is a lifestyle and food photographer.
The neatly packaged book is only a 104 pages but is jam packed with recipes an suggestions and is broken down into different categories of beers, lagers and ales. Classic beer cocktails include the Black and Tan and the Michelada, and these are covered and expanded upon in the book along with 48 others. The authors have actually created a few of their own concoction including the Sloe Work Day with
India pale ale and sloe gin, and the Appaloosa, which pairs Belgian blond ale with apple cider and lemon juice.
Appaloosa-Belgian blond ale-Affligem or Leffe
1 oz snap ginger liqueur
1 oz Aperol
1 ½ oz apple cider
juice of 1 lemon
4 oz blond ale
2 oz seltzer
1 apple wheel for garnish
Fill a cocktail shaker half full w/ice cubes. Combine ginger liqueur, Aperol, cider and lemon juice in shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into 12 oz pilsner glass. Top up w/ale and seltzer and place apple wheel on rim of the glass.
Sloe Work Day
2 oz blackberry puree
1 ½ oz sloe gin
¾ oz St.Germain elderflower liqueur
½ oz fresh lemon juice
4 oz India pale ale
1 mint sprig for garnish
Fill a cocktail shaker halfway w/ice cubes. Add the puree, sloe gin, lemon juice and St.Germain. Shake well. Strain into a Collins glass and top with the ale.Garnish with the mint sprig and serve.
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