Today's recipe may not be for everyone, but it's a great summertime drink and ideal for barbecues or around the pool.
Bloody BeerIn case you're not a beer fan, here's my favorite sweet cocktail. I made a lot of these for Leah when we first started dating in college. It's still her favorite mixed drink.
1 frosty, tall pilsner glass
1 bottle or can of beer of your choice (cheap beer is perfect as the next ingredient will overwhelm most of the natural, malty beer flavor)
2-3 Tbs high quality tomato juice (or Clamato or V8)
Dash of Louisiana hot sauce
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
Dash of celery salt
Dash of finely ground, fresh black pepper
1 lemon or lime wedge
1 stiff green onion stalk
Handful of ice cubes
In pilsner glass add hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and ice cubes. Stir or shake to coat ice. Pour beer, preserving head. Add 2 or 3 tablespoons of tomato juice. Garnish with lime wedge and sprinkle black pepper and celery salt. Give a quick stir with green onion stalk.
1 part vodka
1/2 part Kahlua or coffee liqueur
Ice to fill cocktail glass
Cream or Half and Half to fill glass
Add liquor, cream, and ice. Stir well until incorporated. Milk can also be used but the drink will ultimately be inferior to one made with real cream or half and half.