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Beer Cocktails

Natalie Migliarini of Beautiful Booze brings you a variety of beer inspired cocktails to add to your versatile imbibing repertoire

Beer Cocktails | Vanilla Vodka and Winter Ale Sour

November 20, 2014 |

Recently, I have been spending some time in Vancouver, British Columbia working on a special project. This has allowed me to take in all the lovely craft beers available and produced in and around Vancouver/British Columbia. My favorite seasonal … Read More

Pear and Rum Beer Delight

November 7, 2014 |

November is the perfect time to start thinking about fun and festive holiday cocktails. Today I am sharing a seasonal inspired recipe that uses fresh pears and a pear beer. This beer cocktail represents fall and winter flavors including pears, cloves and vanilla. I used spiced rum to spice it up a little more but it does not overpower the delicate pear flavor. Read More

Beer Cocktails | Pumpkin Citrus Smash

October 9, 2014 |

Seattle, Washington is the destination of the beer that is used in this beer cocktail. The Pike Brewing Company has been making beer since 1989 in Seattle. They are housed in the famous Pike Place Public Market and have a pub as well as a brewery. They brew many different beers, some of which include:

  • Pike Place Pale Ale: Heirloom amber ale with nutty and malty fruit flavors. ABV: 5.00% | IBU: 32
  • Pike Kilt Lifter: Ruby ale with subtle smokiness and rich malt flavor. ABV: 6.50% | IBU: 27
  • Pike Naughty Nellie: Golden artisan ale with fruity and soft malt flavors. ABV: 4.70% | IBU: 24

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Beer Cocktails | Hibiscus and Gin Spiked Ale

September 11, 2014 |

Currently, I am in Mexico on a boozy retreat and wanted to share a recipe that highlighted some flavors of the south. I went to a bunch of a grocery stores and liquor stores to try to find the perfect craft beer. The craft beer scene in Mexico is on the rise but many small breweries are having to pay a hefty tax so it is hard to find these beers distributed in local beer stores. I did however find a craft beer out of Monroe, Wisconsin from the Minhas Craft Brewery called Seasonal Bad Hare Amber Ale. This beer has an ABV of 5.5% and is recommended for everyday drinking, food pairing and sipping. Read More

Coffee Stout Ice Cream Float

August 28, 2014 |

During the summer I love using fruit to enhance my beer cocktails, but I also crave cold summertime boozy treats. The post I am sharing today is one of my favorite summer treats and it involves ice cream. I came up with this cocktail because the weather has been quite hot and I needed something to cool me down. I took my favorite ice cream chocolate chip and made a boozy coffee stout float. The beer I used for this cocktail is the Overcast Espresso Stout from Oakshire Brewing out of Eugene, Oregon.

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Beer Cocktails | Greyling Radler

August 14, 2014 |

The search continues for a refreshing and tasty beer cocktail to beat the heat of summer. While searching for the perfect beer cocktail l came across the fabulous Greyling gin from Two Birds Artisan Spirits located in Southwestern Michigan. I … Read More

Beer Cocktails | Summer Bourbon Refresher

July 31, 2014 |

I had the pleasure of visiting New Orleans to attend Tales of the Cocktail. It was an amazing week filled with cocktail events including tasting rooms, pool parties, seminars, private parties and product release events. In addition, the New Orleans cocktail culture and hospitality was a magical experience. Read More

Beer Cocktails | Spicy Watermelon IPA Cooler

July 17, 2014 |

Every year around this time I look forward to the sweet and juicy watermelons that are available at an abundance. To celebrate this occasion and summer I have created a watermelon infused beer cocktail that contains vodka.

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World Cup Grapefruit Caipirinha Ale Popsicles

June 13, 2014 |

The World Cup is starting this week and it is going to be a fabulous month of eventful soccer games, drinking games and fun Brazilian inspired cocktails. I decided to turn my favorite Brazilian cocktail the caipirinha into refreshing summer popsicles. The caipirinha is Brazil’s national cocktail and contains cachaca a liquor made from sugar cane. The classic caiprinha contains lime, sugar and cachaca.

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Beer Cocktails | Spicy Summer Ale Margarita

June 6, 2014 |

Seattle is on the brink of summer and I am so excited to enjoy some summer beverages that will wipe out the rain for a couple of months. So, this week I decided to showcase a summery beer cocktail that … Read More

Four Way Fruit Ale Bramble Cocktail

May 20, 2014 |

Vancouver, British Columbia is the perfect weekend trip from Seattle and provides world class dining, views and brews. I was fortunate enough to take a weekend getaway last weekend and was determined to take it in everything the city had … Read More