G-Train Cocktail Recipe
This week, we’re applying our mixing skills to beer. We know we’re sledding uphill. Most people prefer their beer taken unmixed, and many beer mixed drinks are an acquired taste. But give us a chance. People have been mixing beer in drinks for a very, very long time–long before cocktails as we know them existed. And some of the things they came up with are quite refreshing and delicious.
As I mentioned in Monday’s post, our friend Dan and I have clearly defined roles: he’s the beer expert; I’m the cocktail expert. As the beer guy, Dan has been lobbying for a beer cocktail week for a while. Eventually, he forced the issue. When he was in town to help with our recent vermouth tasting (among other things), he brought a beer and a recipe. To seal the deal, the recipe included one of our very favorite liqueurs, Chartreuse. That was just the right catalyst to make beer week happen.
The recipe comes from Sidecar Gastrobar in Tallahassee, and it’s a beautiful blend of sweet, citrus, and herbal, with a bit of gin to add a kick. Enjoy.
- 1 oz gin
- 1 oz green Chartreuse
- 1 can Schofferhofer grapefruit hefeweizen
- grapefruit slice, for garnish
- Pour gin and Chartreuse into bottom of a pint glass.
- Fill the pint glass with grapefruit hefeweizen.
- Garnish with grapefruit.