I’m excited to welcome Melissa of Glisten & Grace Design to the blog today with an awesome St. Patrick’s Day-inspired recipe!
In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day this month, I thought I’d share with you a cocktail recipe that has a pub feel, keeps things classy, and leaves the green beer at home.
Before we get our mixology on, I want to take you back to the first time I tried this cocktail. I was in my last month living in my hometown of Louisville, Kentucky and wanted to try out a few new places before I moved. I heard about Gralehaus, a small cafe with German roots and knew it needed to be on my list of places to try.
One weekday summer morning, a friend and I decided to brunch there. Seeing the beermosa on their drink menu, my curiosity was piqued and I had to try it. It made for a delicious pairing with my entree choice of house-made lamb sausage and grits. After moving to California, I realized that this cocktail has become a standard in the gastropub culinary scenes of the Midwest, but has yet to make it to the West Coast. Cheers and Happy St. Patty’s Day!
Keep reading for the full recipe!
A mimosa made with beer
- 16 fl oz fresh squeezed orange juice
- 22 fl oz beer, with citrus notes (I chose a belgian style saison)
- Sprig of fresh mint or basil for garnish garnish (optional)
- Place beer glasses in freezer for one hour prior to serving to thoroughly chill. Pour 8 ounces of orange juice into each glass. Holding glasses at an angle, pour in 11 ounces of beer. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint or basil.
Looking for a bit more citrus in your beermosa? Add 1 oz of patron orange liqueur to each glass.