Up until recently my version of a beer cocktail was a beer and a shot. That was until I stumbled upon the Spicy Michelada. The Spicy Michelada is a combo of tomato juice, citrus, chili peppers, salt, and other spices combined with a Mexican beer. The first time I had one I was surprised how much I loved it. I'd even go as far as to say that I like it better than that other tomato based cocktail, the Bloody Mary.
The Spicy Michelada made me wonder what other beer cocktails I've been missing. I've tried a few that didn't exactly excite me. Until I met the Campari IPA.
I went in with much hesitation. I was pleasantly surprised that the combo wasn't as bitter as I had feared. In fact the IPA actually brought out the sweetness in the otherwise bitter liqueur. Click here for the recipe.
While we're on the subject of beer cocktails. I have to give a nod to my original fav. A cocktail the I concocted one night before an Orioles baseball game. It's a combination of a Mojito with a local favorite, National Bohemian beer (known as Natty Boh around these parts). I coined this concoction "The Bohjito". Visit my original post for the recipe.