ADVENT CALENDAR: HOLIDAY HAPPY HOUR

For Day Twenty-Three of the cocktail advent calendar, I created "Holiday Happy Hour." There are no holiday parties this year, but this sweet and sour and spicy beverage warms up the taste buds as a good first drink of the night. I'm interested to experiment with the basic template using different fruits, rums, and sour beers going forward.

For the drink:

-12 oz sour beer (Wild Little Thing)

-2 oz dark rum (Myers's Dark Rum)

-2 strawberries

-3 blackberries

-3 to 4 drops hot sauce (Lousiana: The Perfect Hot Sauce)


Garnish:

Strawberries

Blackberries


Glassware:

Tulip Beer Glass


In bowl, gently muddle the strawberries and blackberries in the rum and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes. Pour the rum through a fine mesh strainer, to catch the pieces of strawberry and blackberry, into your beer glass. Add the 3-4 drops of hot sauce, or more if you desire. Pour in the beer, give a few gentle stirs, and garnish.


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