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Beer Cocktails Inspired by Sapporo

Beer Cocktails Inspired by Sapporo

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Spruce up your favorite spring cocktail with a simple lager beer. Learn how!

First brewed in 1876, Sapporo has come to represent different things for each of us. The consensus at PAIR was that the Japanese beer was our favorite drinking companion whenever we went out to eat for similar cuisine. However, we quickly imagined their three versatile lagers becoming much more than a simple beer pairing. Sapporo is great for cooking, whether it be with grilled meats, stew, or steamed dumplings.

Sapporo, and other delicious lagers, is also a great beer to use in cocktails. Sapporo Light has a smoother flavor, lighter color, and subtler hop notes, but is a great addition to cocktails this summer. Sapporo Premium has a richer color and a touch of delicious bitterness. Both lagers lend themselves easily to our favorite cocktails. While we only created three recipes, the next time you are experimenting at home, try adding lager beer to your cocktail.

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Course Beer, Cocktail

Ingredients
  

  • .75 part Honey
  • .75 part yuzu juice
  • 1 part Sake
  • 1 part Triple Sec or Cointreau
  • 2 parts Sapporo Light or another light-bodied lager, chilled
  • Crushed ice
  • Honey to drizzle, optional
  • Salt to rim

Instructions
 

  • Salt the rim of the glass.
  • Stir together the honey, yuzu juice, sake, and Triple Sec.
  • Shake well with ice.
  • Strain and stir in the beer.
  • Serve over a glass of crushed ice. Top with more honey if desired.

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Course Beer, Cocktail

Ingredients
  

  • 1 part Whiskey
  • .5 part Ginger simple syrup
  • 1 part Lemon juice
  • 2 parts Sapporo Premium or a favorite lager
  • Lemon wedge to garnish
  • Ice

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients and stir with ice.
  • Strain, if desired, and serve.

 

See Also

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Green Tea Gin & Beer

Green tea brings a touch of astringency to this cocktail and pairs beautifully with an elderflower syrup. Bring in the alcohol with gin and beer to round out the sweetness with a touch of bubble too.
Course Beer, Cocktail

Ingredients
  

  • 2 parts Gin
  • 1 part Elderflower simple syrup or presse
  • 3 parts Green Tea cooled
  • 2 parts Sapporo Premium beer or your favorite lager
  • Sugar in the raw to rim the glass

Instructions
 

  • Rim the glass with sugar.
  • Shake with ice the gin, elderflower, and tea.
  • Strain, if desired, into glass and stir in beer.

 

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