Yes i like the Beer Cocktail theme and since the world´s best beer (in my opinion) is in Nola where i am now what would suit me better than doing something with it for this MxMo?
It`s not very often i drink beer cocktails and if i do it´s most likely in the summer since they really are very refreshing.
This is what Fred says:
Beer has played a historical role in mixed drinks for centuries. […] Bartenders are drawn to beer for a variety of reasons including the glorious malt and roast notes from the grain, the bitter and sometimes floral elements from the hops, the interesting sour or fruity notes from the yeast, and the crispness and bubbles from the carbonation. Beer is not just for pint glasses, so let us honor beer of all styles as a drink ingredient.
The instructions are simple: make a drink that includes beer as an ingredient (on its own, or manipulated as you see fit. Then, sit back with your beer/booze hybrid, and read the results as they come in. Sounds very good to me!
My beer cocktail of choice is the famous Michelada which i will do Nola style.
I had my first Michelada with Kaiserpenguin in New York and at first sip i thought it tasted a bit odd but then i really liked it, especially with the yummy Mexican food we had. It´s very refreshing on a hot day believe it or not with all these spices.
NOLA STYLE MICHELADA
Ice cold abita beer of your choice
coarse salt and creole spice (for the rim)
0.5 oz fresh lime juice
1-2 dashes Louisiana or Crystal hotsauce
1-2 dashes shrimp and oyster sauce
1-2 dashes worchestshire sauce
1-3 dashes peychauds bitters on top
Chilled large beer glass or goblet
For garnish, lime and lemon peels or spent lime shell
Salt the rim of the glass by wetting the edge with some of the lime juice then dipping it into a plate with salt and creole spice.
Fill half the glass with ice and pour in the lime juice, Louisiana hotsauce, shrimp and oyster sauce and worchestshire sauce. Mix with a spoon then slowly pour in the beer. Add the lime and lemon into the glass and add a dash or two of peychauds bitters on top and serve immediately.
Like i said…this is refreshing on a hot day!