The Beer, Bourbon and Barbecue Cocktail
Food and Drink

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The Beer, Bourbon and Barbecue Cocktail

"Beer, Bourbon and BBQ are three American favorites that you may have consumed all in the same weekend, but how about in one delicious and hearty drink?"

For the cocktail:

1 1/2 ounces bourbon whiskey

1 ounce honey whiskey liqueur

1 ounce BBQ water

3/4 ounce orange juice, from 1/4 orange

3 ounces hefeweizen beer


For barbecue water:

1 (19-ounce) bottle barbecue sauce

19 ounces hot water, about 2 1/3 cups

You don’t have to mix almost 5 cups of the barbecue water at a time. Just be sure to mix equal parts hot water and sauce (the creators recommend Jack Daniel’s Honey Smokehouse) and whisk until its fully combined. Then let it cool or put it in the fridge.

For the cocktail, be patient, because like a long cook on your favorite smoker, there’s a few steps to it and the last one’s a surprise. First, add the bourbon, barbecue water, and honey liqueur to a shaker jammed with ice and shake until it’s nice and chilly. Pour that into your glass of choice.

Pour about ¼ of the beer into a shaker. Now hold on tight because your goal is to create a load of foam—without wreaking havoc. Once you’ve got a nice head, spoon that airy goodness on top, like a heady garnish.