Saturday, July 25, 2015

The ImPaler - A Beer Cocktail

We're back!  Sorry for the long break, but not to worry we've got some great cocktails and food recipes coming your way!  We couldn't think of a better way to begin than with this refreshing summer beer cocktail!

Los Angeles has been sticky, humid and as my husband puts it, "uncomfortable and just too hot!"  So to make things a little more bearable he created the ImPaler.  It's the perfect balance of sweet, tart and hoppy goodness.  This simple to make beer cocktail is meant to be enjoyed by the pool, on the beach, or on the porch during a summer rain shower, which we need desperately.  It screams summer in a glass so get mixing and start sipping!

The ImPaler Beer Cocktail

2 ounces Vodka (we use Tito's Handmade Vodka)
3/4 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
1/2 ounce honey simple syrup
1 ounce pale ale beer for float (we use Element 29 Pale Ale by Epic Brewing Co.)
1 sprig of thyme (optional)

In an ice filled rocks glass, pour in the vodka, grapefruit juice and honey simple syrup.  Stir to combine.  Pour the beer on top to float and garnish with the sprig of thyme.  Makes 1 cocktail.