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2016 Holiday Beer Cocktails

Posted December 21, 2016 | 12:05 am, by Mirella

It has become a Beerology tradition to share a beer cocktail recipe for the holidays.

This year, I had the opportunity to learn from a range of mixologists and participate in Tales of the Cocktail which has greatly improved my beer cocktail skills. Have a taste and see what you think!

Frutta Cake


15ml (1/2oz) Strega liqueur
7ml (1/4oz) Hennesy VS Cognac
15ml (1/2oz) POM Pomegranate Juice
30ml (1oz) Porter (I used Clifford Porter)

Garnish: Orange peel


  1. Chill a small, stemmed glass
  2. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Fill with ice cubes and stir.
  3. Strain into the chilled glass
  4. Garnish with an orange peel

I gave myself the challenge of creating cocktails that reflect my heritage. I am half Italian, half French-Canadian, so I made the first cocktail with an Italian saffron liqueur called Strega and the second with Sortilège maple whisky, from Québec.

Winter Spell


15ml (1/2oz) Sortilèges Malpe Whisky
15ml (1/2oz) Triple Sec
44ml (11/2oz) US style IPA (I used Nickel Brook Headstock)

Garnish: Cinnamon stick


  1. Build in a small glass
  2. Add the cinnamon stick and use it to give the cocktail a quick stir
  3. Note: this cocktail is served at room temperature


Happy Holidays!!

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