With lack of leaving the house due to the current state of the world, many have turned to at-home cocktails.
It has sparked new and unexpected ways to consume beverages like to-go cocktails and at-home beer delivery through apps like Tavour. With fall upon us, the new go-to will be DIY beer cocktails.
Tavour offers a selection of over 600 craft breweries across the nation. These three at-home beer cocktails will be perfect for getting into the seasonal spirit.
Apple Cider Shandy
Shandy’s don’t need to just be for the summer months. For the best, opt for a hop-forward, spiced pumpkin ale like Pump Action from 4 Noses Brewing.
- 9 oz. chilled Pumpkin Ale
- 5 oz. chilled apple cider
- Pint glass (or larger drinking glass of your choice)
- Apple slices *optional
- Cinnamon stick *optional
Preparation: Pour the beer first into a glass, then top with the apple cider. Give it a light stir. Garnish with apple slices and a cinnamon stick if desired and enjoy!
Spiced Mocha Beertini
The Spiced Mocha Beertini is the perfect drink to warm up and embrace autumn. Choose a creamy chocolate coffee stout like Coffee Coco Van from Hubbard’s Cave for a luxurious taste.
- 1 1/2 oz. chilled Stout
- 1 oz. chilled espresso or cold brew coffee
- 1/2 oz. Frangelico
- Chocolate syrup
- 1 tsp. ground nutmeg plus some to taste
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon plus some to taste
- 1 tsp. granulated sugar
- Martini glass (or a small glass of your choice)
Preparation: Sift the dry ingredients (nutmeg, cinnamon, and sugar) together onto a small plate. Drizzle the chocolate syrup into another small plate until it pools. Gently dip your glass upside down in the pool until the entire rim is lined with chocolate. Dip in the dry ingredients so they all stick around the rim. Drizzle the chocolate syrup quickly around the inside of the glass. Pour the beer, Frangelico, and chilled espresso/coffee into a cocktail shaker or stirring glass. No need for ice. Stir gently for five seconds. Strain out into the prepared glass carefully, so it does not splash the rim. Garnish with a little cinnamon and nutmeg over the top of the cocktail and enjoy!
Harvest Beer Punch
This Harvest Beer Punch embraces the fall spirit while taking traditional flavors to new heights. Select citrus and spice-infused Märzen like Elder Pine Brewing & Blending’s Festival Lager.
- 3 oz. Märzen
- 1 oz. Bourbon
- 2 oz. apple cider
- 2 tsp. pumpkin purée
- Orange Bitters
- Cinnamon to taste
- Orange peel *optional
- Old Fashioned Glass (or other cocktail glass of your choice)
Preparation: Muddle the pumpkin purée and orange bitters with a small pinch of cinnamon in the bottom of the glass. Set the glass aside. Pour the beer in a cocktail shaker or a tall glass and carefully add a few ice cubes. Add the bourbon and apple cider. Stir gently for five seconds. Take the cocktail glass with muddled ingredients and fill halfway with ice. Strain out the liquid contents of the shaker into the glass. If you like, garnish with an orange peel and another sprinkle of cinnamon. Cheers!
For a full list of craft beers, check out Tavour!