It's that time of year where the weather begins to cool, the stars shine earlier and the holiday spirit starts filling the air. There's something about this season that makes us want to snuggle up with a blanket and a warm cocktail, which gave us the inspiration for the recipes below.
Seasonal fall and winter beers are typically more flavorful and complex than the pale ales and blondes of summertime. Embrace these full bodied brews and treat yourself to a NoCoast holiday beer cocktail. Beertails we like to call 'em.
These are two of our favorites — anybody have any beertails they love to indulge in this season?
An original NoCoast cocktail, enjoy rich creamy and peppermint flavors along with the warming flavors of NoCoast Trend Bucker Stout.
- 3/4 an ounce of Peppermint Schnapps
- 1.5 ounces of Irish Cream
- 5 ounces of Trend Bucker
- 3/4 an ounce of Kahlua
- 1.5 candy canes
- Simple syrup
To make this drink chill a large highball glass in the freezer for one hour. Next you want to crush half of a candy cane into tiny pieces using a muddler, and rim the glass generously with simple syrup. Then roll the rim of the glass in the candy cane pieces so that the rim is fully covered. Start by pouring the cold beer into the glass, and in a cocktail shaker combine the cream, schnapps, and Kahlua. Layer the mix atop the beer and garnish with a whole candy cane. This beverage is the perfect treat to get you into the Christmas spirit.
The Trend Velvet
Perhaps you desire a more "classy" beverage this holiday season. The Trend Velvet is sure to impress and is easy for even the most novice bartender.
3 ounces of Champagne
3 ounces of Trend Bucker
To enjoy this beverage simply pour the champagne into a champagne flute, and follow it up with the beer. No ice or mixing required!