8 Beer Cocktails in Metro Phoenix
Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails
Cocktails of every sort are a big deal at Blue Hound, thanks to mistress of mixology Shel Bourdon. Right now, her menu offers two beer cocktails that reflect fall flavors through the use of liqueurs, fresh syrups and spices. She makes a warm, autumnal Punkin Chunkin using Appleton Rum, Averna, lemon and pumpkin-spiced syrup, topped with Stone IPA and garnished with nutmeg ($10). But the cocktail featured here is the elegant Spiced Apple Shandy, combining Spiced Apple Chartreuse, Belvedere vodka, lemon and celery bitters, topped with Lagunitas Pilsner ($10).
Courtesy of Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails Spiced Apple Shandy
Bar manager Kevin Olbricht fell in love with shandies (beer cocktails traditionally mixed with non-alcoholic beverages such as lemonade or soda), when he was a younger (and far more frequently hung over) man.
Now he loves them for their complexity as well their restorative powers, offering up this frothy concoction called the Apple Ginger Shandy, which is made with Angry Orchard Apple Ginger (hard cider), Spicebox Whisky (a Canadian blend containing peppery rye and notes of vanilla), lemon juice, egg white and Singh Farms honey ($9).
Courtesy of Kevin Olbricht, The House Apple Ginger Shandy