An apple and pumpkin beer cocktail is garnished with a cinnamon stick and a few cranberries for a perfect fall drink that is beautiful on a holiday table.
I am sharing my love for cocktails made with beer, also known as beer-tails. I’m going to be perfectly honest with you guys. I DON’T love cocktails. I don’t love cocktails, that is, unless bourbon is involved. I can down a manhattan in seconds.
These apple, pumpkin beer cocktails are probably the best thing to come out of a shaker glass, and you guys have got to try it this autumn season. These apple, pumpkin beer cocktails…oh my…it’s like pumpkin pie and apple pie got together and had a beautiful baby. A baby made up of bourbon, pumpkin ale, apple cider and lemon juice.
Top it off with some cranberries and cinnamon sticks. It’s oh so festive!
When you go to choose your pumpkin ale for this cocktail, do be careful. Choose a pumpkin ale that you love. This step is all based on personal preference. Do me proud!
Here are some examples of pumpkin ales I just love for these cocktails:
-Elysian Brewing’s Night Owl Pumpkin Ale
-Uinta Brewing’s Punk’n
-Nebraska Brewing Company’s Wick for Brains Pumpkin Ale
-Southern Tier’s Pumking
- 8 ounces good-quality bourbon
- 9 ounces apple cider
- 2 1/2 ounces lemon juice
- 12 ounces pumpkin ale
- cinnamon sticks and cranberries for garnish
- In a cocktail shaker, shake together the bourbon, apple cider and lemon juice. Pour into 4 glasses filled with ice.
- Pour the beer evenly into each glass.
- Garnish with cinnamon sticks and cranberries. Serve immediately and enjoy!
I am the writer, publisher and photographer behind Cooking and Beer. Over at Cooking and Beer, I am combining bold and inspirational cooking (and baking) with the best craft beer I can get my hands on!