Let's Do It With Beer
Five drinks, one mixologist and our unrelenting taste buds create a championship to grab hold of the best beer cocktail this season.
Mixologist: Akshay Duggal; Beer: Witlinger; Location: Monin Cafe, Gurgaon; Photography: Aman Verma
1. Bloody Witty: Beer cocktails may be mixed with white spirits. Pour 10 ml of watermelon syrup, 15 ml of strawberry syrup and lemon juices of few dashes, as per taste, in a mixer. Add 30 ml vodka and ice cubes to the mix. Shake well. Pour the shaken mix to a glass through a strainer and add crushed ice. Top it up with beer and stir well.
Look: Blooms in a beautiful colour that, thank god, guys don’t shy away from anymore. The froth head makes it look creamy, though it isn’t.
Taste: Despite being associated with women, vodka forms the base of several cocktails that men love. Strongest in the lot. Fruity. This drink is perfect for you if you don’t like your drinks sweet.
2) Forrest Gump (FHM CHOICE)
Another white spirit plays a cameo in this beer cocktail – gin. Pour 15 ml of kiwi fruit mix, 10 ml of cucumber syrup and juice of freshly squeezed lemon. Add 30 ml gin and ice cubes to the mix. Shake well. Pour the shaken mix to a glass through a strainer and add crushed ice. Top it up with beer and stir well.
Look: This is probably the best colour after the beer gold for summers. Resembles dirty cucumber water. It will turn further foggy if kept for a longer time.
Taste: The perfect blend of bitter-sweet flavour that we love. The twist of cucumber...