Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A little wee, a little mead

Sap House meadery Blackberry Maple mead paired with Sutliff Dark Honey Berry tobacco was lovely marriage of flavors and sensations, making for a few relaxing moments after a long day of work.


Sunday, May 17, 2015

Relaxing on a Sunday afternoon

Watermelon Lime IPA Infusion

Blending the flavors of fresh lime and watermelon with a hoppy IPA makes for a refreshing infusion. The fruits mellow out the sharpness of the brew, simple and delightful.


Watermelon Lime IPA Infusion

Place several chunks of fresh cut watermelon into the bottom of a French press. Squeeze a couple wedges of lime into the pot and drop the lime pieces in with the melon. And then pour 12 ounces of IPA in with the fruit. Let the beer soak into the watermelon for 4 to 5 minutes.  Finally, press the filter down slowly and pour into a glass.  

I threw some chunks of watermelon into the beer, too. After it was infused.  


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Rumberry Jammer

Fresh fruit, good rum, and a refreshing beer are the inspiration for this light refreshing cocktail.

This cool and crisp cocktail is perfectly wonderful on a hot summer day (or any ol' time).

Rumberry Jammer
makes 1 cocktail

Fresh Raspberries
1 Tsp Brown Sugar
Fresh-squeezed Lemon Juice
1 Oz Good Rum
4 Oz Ginger Ale
4 - 6 Oz Road Jam (or other fruit beer)

Dump a small handful of raspberries into the bottom of a tall glass.

Sprinkle the brown sugar and squeeze a wedge lemon over the berries.

Gently smush the berries and muddle with the lemon juice and sugar.  Leave the berries somewhat intact, don't mash them.

Fill the glass with crushed ice and then add the rum.

Pour in the ginger ale and top off with the beer.

Stir gently and enjoy!