When it comes to domestic beer, light still dominates as far consumption, while craft is king in terms of grown. Craft brews are clearly the biggest trend in American beer, but not the only trend. Here are seven things happening now in domestic beer.
2 oz. VSOP Cognac
1 oz. Crème de violette
¾ oz. Lemon juice
Shake all but the wine with ice and strain into a Champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with a rose petal or baby Orchid.
This drink was sent to us by Tiffany Soles, the bartender at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse in New Orleans.
1 pinch superfine sugar for rimming glass (optional)
1 ½ oz. brandy or Cognac
½ oz. Tuaca
½ oz. Frangelico
½ oz. fresh lemon juice
½ oz. fresh tangerine or orange juice
1 toasted hazelnut, with skin for garnish
Rim a Martini glass with superfine sugar and set it aside. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Measure in the brandy, liqueurs and juices. Cap and shake vigorously. Strain into the sugar-rimmed glass and float a toasted hazelnut on top of the drink.
This drink was created by Seattle-based chef and mixologist Kathy Casey of Kathy Casey Food Studios. Photo from Kathy Casey’s Sips & Apps, Chronicle Books.