Trigger Point

Vanilla porter mixes with rye, maraschino liqueur and amaro, which adds bitter orange and peppermint notes, for a sturdy, warming beer cocktail.

Courtesy Shawn Williams, beverage director, Bar Dough, Denver

Whiskey and beer combine harmoniously, accented by hints of bitter orange and peppermint from the amaro. It’s no wonder that Williams describes this as one of his favorite winter cocktails.

Beer Cocktails for People Who Love Beer (and Even Those Who Don’t)
Ingredients
  • 1½ ounces rye whiskey
  • ¾ ounce Luxardo maraschino liqueur
  • ¾ ounce Amaro Nardini
  • ½ ounce Vanilla Porter
  • Vanilla bean pod (for garnish)
Directions

In mixing glass filled with ice, add first three ingredients and stir. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice, then top with beer. Garnish with vanilla bean, if desired.

Published on January 26, 2018
About the Author
Kara Newman 
Spirits Editor

Kara Newman reviews spirits and writes about spirits and cocktail trends for Wine Enthusiast. She's the author of Shake.Stir.Sip.: 40 Effortless Cocktails Made In Equal Parts (Chronicle Books, 2016) as well as ROAD SODA: Recipes and techniques for making great cocktails, anywhere (Dovetail Press, 2017). Email: spirits@wineenthusiast.net



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