Beer Cocktails @ The Picture House Social

Beer cocktails by nature are a bit of an oxymoron. Brewers often dub them as a waste of good beer and bartenders eschew their gimmicky nature. But the guys at Picture House Social are never ones to shy away from a challenge, and with Sheffield Beer Week in full swing, they decided to come up with three unique creations to try and tackle the stereotype.

With a handful of beer bloggers in attendance (and even more following the evening’s proceedings via the #SheffBeerWeek Twitter Hour) it was a tough crowd, but everyone was won over immediately with ‘A Kraken Coffee’. This was a devilishly sweet rum based drink that turned the traditional Espresso Martini on its head by introducing a syrup made from Crate stout and a delicious coffee foam. We were off to a good start.

Kraken Cocktail useNumber two was a ‘Pamplemouse Fizz’ that incorporated Flor de Cana 4 rum, maraschino, pamplemouse rose syrup, lime, grapefruit and egg white with a Magic Rock Salty Kiss top. Practically the opposite of the first, this was fresh and zingy. It’d be perfect for a summer’s evening.

second cocktailThe final ‘Velvet Illusion’ mixed Velvet Falernum tropical liqueur, pineapple, lemon, Tanqueray gin and Brass Castle Hoptical Illusion for another refreshing and dangerously drinkable cocktail.

third cocktailSo does beer have a place in the cocktail world? If these three are anything to go by, then it’s a resounding yes.

Pop down to the Picture House Social this week to try them for yourself and follow @SheffBeerWeek for the latest beery goings on.

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