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3 beer cocktail recipes for rainy days

Mixologist Dushyant Tanwar shares three recipes to delicious beer cocktails for those lazy days of inclement weather.

India loves beer. There are few beverages as refreshing as a chilled beer in India’s hot and humid climes. By volume, the Indian beer market stood at over 5,500 million litres in 2020, and is expected to nearly double to over 9,000 million litres by 2025. Aside from weather, another factor to consider is that in many states, where consumption of spirits is only allowed for adults aged 25 and above, the age limit for beer is lower at 21 years. The popularity of low-ABV (alcohol by volume) beverages has been growing as well, and with it, a number of new trends have made an appearance. Such as beer cocktails. As the monsoon sets across the country, those lazy, rainy days are perfect for curling up on the couch with a delicious beer cocktail.


While traditionally, beer is something most folks drink straight up, as cocktail culture catches up in India and consumers’ health awareness grows, many have taken to drinking beer with a twist.

Dushyant Tanwar, mixologist for Copter7 and Monika Enterprises, shares with us three recipes to delicious beer cocktails for those rainy days.

Shandy

Ingredients:

  • Chilled Copter7 Strong Beer
  • Chilled ginger beer, ginger ale or lemonade
  • Lemon zest or mint sprigs for garnish

Preparation

Pour equal amounts of Copter7 and the non-alcoholic beverage of choice, into a chilled glass.

Stir gently. Garnish with lemon zest or mint sprigs.


Beer Bee’s Knees

Ingredients:

  • 60ml Langley’s No.8
  • 15ml honey
  • 15ml lemon juice
  • 120ml Copter7 Premium Lager

Preparation

Shake all ingredients apart from the beer and pour into a tall glass over ice.

Top up with Copter7. Garnish with lemon rind.


Beggar’s Banquet

Ingredients:

  • 60ml Lucifer’s Gold
  • 22.5ml maple syrup
  • 15ml lemon juice
  • 150ml Copter7 Premium Lager

Preparation

Add Lucifer’s Gold, maple syrup and the lemon juice to a tall glass and mix. Add ice and top up with Copter7.

Garnish with an orange slice.



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