Cheers with London Beer Week

Yes, it is back! The great London Beer Week, 2016. Pals, you will not get a better chance to explore London’s breweries and best beer bars and get that lite dizzy teasy feeling if you aren’t hunting for this. The event would be loaded with lot of refreshing beer at London Beer Week Hub, Old Truman Brewery. You can also enjoy the magical experience with London Beer Week wristband. This is a special one. Now lemme explain how. The wristband will guide you to special beers and boiler-makers and you can enjoy shots too. You can visit more than 100 best of the beer bars with this.

And if you wanna have some more fun like dancing, singing along with sizzling snacks, starters, luxury dinner then also you are most welcome. Still not enough? Lemme serve you Rosemary Beer Cocktail, the ultimate cocktail recipe. Here I go..

Refreshing Beer Cocktail!

                          Refreshing Beer Cocktail!

Rosemary Beer Cocktail

Ingredients:-

Rosemary Syrup:-

125 ml Water,

1/2 cup Sugar,

4 gms chopped Rosemary leaves.

Cocktail:-

2 ounces Beer,

3/4 ounce Lime juice,

3/4 ounce Rosemary syrup.

Preparation Method:-

1. For making rosemary syrup, heat water, sugar and rosemary leaves in a saucepan. Stir occasionally for sugar to be dissolved.

2. Now, remove from heat and cool. Once done, strain the syrup into a jar. Refrigerate.

3. For making the cocktail, chill a cocktail glass in the freezer.

4. Add beer, lime juice and rosemary syrup into a cocktail shaker. Shake with ice for 30 seconds.

5. Pour into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lime/lemon wedge or rosemary’s sprig.

Party Time!

                                                                                  Party Time!

Cheers with the Beers!

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Cheers with Beer on Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest, the 16 days beer fest is celebrated in Germany annually, for the honor of Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig’s marriage. The vibrant fest stretches from September 19 to October 4, 2015. Let’s revive some facts and yummz.

  • It must not be surprising if I say around 2 million beer gallons is consumed by 6 million people at the fest.

  • Different tents offer different kind of beer.

  • Capacity a tent can accommodate is 10,000 people.

  • The traditional stein costs around $13 (33 Ounces).

  • People with hangover can rest on the beds arranged by the Red Cross society.

  • Best recipes offered on the fest includes:-

  1. Brezn (pretzel)

  2. Wurstl (sausages)

  3. Haxn (pork knuckle)

  4. Hendl (roasted chicken)

  5. Weisswurst (white sausage)

  6. Kaasspotzn (cheese noodles)

  7. Schweinsbraten (roasted pork)

  8. Reiberdatschi (potato pancakes)

  9. Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on stick)

  10. Knodeln (potato/bread dumplings)

  11. Obatzda (spicy cheese-butter concoction)

  12. Sauerkraut or Rotkraut (pickled red cabbage)

Do try my Fried Chicken recipe with Beer Dip. It would pair very well with following Cocktails.

The Eclipse

Strawberry and Blueberry Beer Cocktail

                                                                      Strawberry and Blueberry Beer Cocktail

Ingredients:-

Ginger beer,

6 Blueberries,

3 Mint leaves,

4 Strawberries,

1½ oz. Sour Mix,

1½ oz. Tequila.

Preparation Method:-

  1. Muddle strawberries, blueberries, and mint leaves in a cocktail shaker.

  2. Add tequila and sour mix. Shake vigorously and strain into a glass filled with ice. Top with beer. Enjoy!

El Ayudacal

Agave Lemon Beer Cocktail

                                                                             Agave Lemon Beer Cocktail

Ingredients:-

1 Lime zest,

1 bottle Beer,

1½ oz. Lime Juice,

½ oz. Agave Nectar,

Lime wheel for Garnishing.

Preparation Method:-

  1. Combine lime juice, agave nectar, and lime zest in a glass.

  2. Add beer and stir gently. Garnish with a lime wheel. Enjoy!

Dance with Beer!

Frozen Dead Guy Days and The Refreshing Cocktails

Coffin Race Competition

Coffin Race Competition

Frozen Dead Guy Days is the most chirpy, funky and unique of all the festivals celebrated in Nederland, Colorado, USA. This year it is being celebrated from 7 to 9 March. This festival is meant for celebrating story of Grandpa Bredo Morstoel, a Norwegian who died in 1989. The festival is accompanied by number of icy and dicey events. This includes:-

  • Frozen salmon tosses
  • Polar plunges
  • Coffin races

This festival is fueled by lot of beer to boost up the spirit of the competitions. Here we have some really refreshing cocktails to celebrate this festival to the fullest.

Honey Beer Julep

Honey Beer Julep

Honey Beer Julep


Ingredients:-

1.5 ounces Spiced beer,
0.5 ounces Honey Syrup,
3 Leaves Fresh Basil,
3 ounces Honey Basil Ale
Preparation method:-

1. In a shaker pint, muddle basil leaves with the honey syrup.
2. Add Spiced beer and ice, shake well and strain into glass over ice.
3. Top with Honey Basil Ale and garnish with a basil leaf.

For the Honey Syrup

1/2 cup Honey,
1/2 cup Water.

Preparation method:-

1. Bring water to a boil. Reduce heat and stir in honey until completely dissolved.
2. Cool before mixing. Store in refrigerator.

The Eccentric Bride

The Eccentric Bride

The Eccentric Bride


Ingredients:-

6 ounces Chilled beer,
2 slices Lime,
1 pinch Chipotle rimming salt,
4 cubes Ice,
1 slice Cucumber for garnish,
1 tablespoon Chipotle hot sauce.

Preparation method:-

1. Take lime wedge pieces, and wet the rim of a tall glass.
2. Dip the rim into the chipotle rimming salt and squeeze the juice from the rest of lime into the glass.
3. Toss in the lime pieces and mix chipotle hot sauce. Fill up your cup with ice, have a sip and enjoy. Garnish with cucumber!

 

Gift for Valentine’s Day – Not Just Chocolates!!

It’s often said, “love your lady just as you love chocolates”. This Valentine’s day hunt for something more than chocolates. What about gifting her some alcoholic chocolates?? Chocolate is something any girl can fall for and adding some dizzy alcohol will double the romantic date. With the box of chocolates in one hand and a rose in the other, will cheer her up definitely. So what are you waiting for?? It’s the perfect gift for your Valentine.

Wine Chocolates

Wine Chocolates

Brandy Chocolate– Brandy filled chocolate assorted gift box is the best you can give your love if she chooses brandy as her all time favorite liquor. Brandy is a spirit that is composed of distilling wine. Salted caramel with brandy and cardamom is the most tempting flavored brandy chocolate. Known and loved by Europeans and Americans, this chocolate is the best, one can make out of brandy and chocolate blend. The mild cardamom flavor is very enticing and soothing for your taste buds.

Brandy Whiskey Chocolates

Brandy Whiskey Chocolates

Whiskey chocolate– Pairing chocolate with whiskey is an interesting soothing exercise, since it is an assault on all your senses. Swiss chocolate when combined with whiskey forms the best chocolate bar ever. Whiskey, like a beautiful woman, demands appreciation. You gaze first, then it’s time to drink. So gaze at your lady, driving her crazy and offering her yet crazy whiskey chocolates. Superb Whiskey combinations are:-

  • Cacao dark chocolate and Old Irish Whiskey,
  • Milk chocolate and Rye Whiskey,
  • Milk chocolate with almonds and Scotch Whiskey,
  • Cacao spiced chocolate and Scotch Whiskey
Vodka and Wine Chocolates

Vodka and Wine Chocolates

Vodka ChocolateVodka chocolates can be combined with flavors offering varied and intoxicating thrill. The flavors include raspberry, strawberry, blueberry and nuts like almond and cashew nuts. Not to a surprise, vodka chocolates are amazing when blended with cayenne pepper and bacon. Dark chocolates sync very well with any superior brand of vodka to ultimately satisfy your sweet tooth. Variety of colors like pink, violet or red can be added to white chocolates, if one opts for a sweeter taste. Marshmallow skewers with melted chilli vodka chocolate is all time favorite for any vodka and chocolate lover.

Wine Chocolate – Love is like wine, you know it’s good when it gets better with time. Chocolates are very well designed to complement wine. If you are a real wine lover and love to pair wine with appetizers or main course, you’ll simply fall in love with these chocolates. Various known brands consisting of beautiful gift hampers are available in the market. There are various types of wine like red wine, white wine, rose wine, sparkling wine, fortified wine that span from rich and creamy to light and zesty flavor. These wines when added to chocolates will simply make your love irresistible.

Beer and Rum Chocolates

Beer and Rum Chocolates

Beer chocolateBeer Chocolate comes in four flavors. Each chocolate pairs very well with the perfect beer. Types of beer chocolates:-

  • White Beer Chocolate – White beer chocolate is a caramel that is flavored with an IPA (India Pale Ale) and covered by white chocolate. IPA is a hoppy beer style that falls under the pale ale.
  • Raspberry Dark Chocolate – This chocolate is flavored with a Belgian raspberry. The acid nature of beers blends perfectly with raspberries. Rich aroma with delicate palate of raspberries. Yummzzz!!
  • Lager Milk chocolates – Boston style lager caramel is covered with milk chocolate.
  • Stout Dark Chocolate – This is flavored caramel surrounded by dark chocolate. Stout is a dark beer made up of roasted malt or barley, hops, water and yeast.

 Rum Balls – Rum balls are the perfect heaven for adult indulgence. These sweet and mushy no-bake balls are mixture of crushed cookie crumbs, cocoa powder, confectioners sugar, light corn syrup and rum. We can use both dark and light rum. One can purchase these chocolate rum balls and also prepare the same at home. There are ample of ways to garnish rum balls. They can be dipped in melted chocolate, dark or white, depending on the choice.  We can roll them in confectioners sugar, cocoa powder or even finely chopped nuts for an absolute nutty taste. Pecans, walnuts, almonds, peanuts or pistachios are widely used to give these balls, a yet richy rich taste.