Friday, August 1, 2008

Beer Cocktails - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

I'm feeling a bit, lively on this Friday afternoon. We've got a playoff game for a BSSC soccer team, and I feel that after our triumphant win we will need to indulge is celebratory beverages...who's kidding, beverages are happening with a loss or win.

For some reason I have beer cocktails on the mind, so I decided to throw together this short list of what I personally think represents the good, bad, and ugly of beer cocktails.

The Go To (good) - Snake Bite

This is a classic beer cocktail that can have a few different variations. The traditional 1/2 lager and 1/2 cider is a drink that I think one could steadily drink throughout the night without any bad results. Add 1 shot of Sambuca and you have a Snake Venom. Snake Bite Jack incorporates JD and blackcurrant. I'm pretty sure anybody could come up with a tasy cocktail with lager and cider.

For Dessert (good) - Irish Russian

This sounds thick and tasty...not to mention boozey. 1 shot vodka, 1 shot kahlua, splash of Coke, filled with Guinness.

Refreshing (good) - Turbo Shandy

If you've drank with me there is a good chance you have tried one of these. 1/2 lager, 1/2 smirnoff ice. "Dude, that is a girly drink cause it's got Smirnoff Ice!" Fine, throw a shot in there and you have...

Dangerous (bad) - Wife Beater

...a wife beater. Stella Artois is being rebranded in the UK as just 'Artois' because it has such a negative connotation with drunk, violent husbands...this cocktail doesn't help much.

Disgusting (ugly) - Urine Sample

Yea, there is no denying it. This beer cocktail has got to be as awful as the name sounds. 1 shot lager, 1 shot tequila....wait for it.....microwaved for 15 seconds. Hm.

For some other great (and not so great) beer cocktail recipes, check out DrunkDrinks.com.

3 comments:

Broke But Still Drinking said...

How about enjoying some free beer from a complete stranger?

Gareth said...

As long as I know the beer hasn't been filed with anthrax...that is perfectly acceptable

Boston Knucklehead said...

That snake bite sounds really good. i will have to try that out. Anything I can drink for a while without bad results is good for me.