A Beer, Bourbon, BBQ Cocktail?

Our friends at BourbonBlog.com write in to let us know that they have created the World's First - Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Cocktail!

If you are going to be at the Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival this weekend in NYC you might want to check it out.

The World's First Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Cocktail to be Unveiled this Weekend

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?

BourbonBlog.com Host Tom Fischer will unveil the world’s first Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Cocktail at the Beer Bourbon, & BBQ Festival this weekend in Manhattan, New York in celebration of this festival.

The Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Cocktail blends the smokiness of barbecue with the red winter wheat signature of Maker’s Mark Bourbon that offers a vision of sipping a Bourbon while relaxing in a smokehouse in the misty Bluegrass Country of Kentucky. Another friend of barbecue in the honey flavors of the Evan Williams Honey Reserve is included for an added sweetness. Top off those flavors with the wheaty musks of a Hefeweizen beer, and you’re in for a drink that stands bold on its own or also is well suited to be paired with a BBQ dinner.

Come enjoy the unique flavor of this one-of-a-kind blend of Americana, all in one tidy cocktail on Saturday, January 30th, at the Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival at la.venue on 608 West 28th Street, New York. The Festival goes from 12 noon to 9 pm and Tom will be demonstrating the cocktail between 3:30 - 4:15 pm and providing samples.

If you can't make it to the Festival, then watch video of Mixologist Stephen Dennison and BourbonBlog.com Host Tom Fischer creating this first ever cocktail on this link on BourbonBlog.com and try it for yourself by following the recipe below.

BourbonBlog.com is the only site dedicated to Bourbon whiskey and Americana. Based near the heart of Bourbon Country in Kentucky, Tom and his crew cover nightlife, the Kentucky Derby and talk with mixologists all year long about what they are mixing with Bourbon whiskey. Famous foodies, including Food Network’s Bobby Flay and Guy Fieri, along with artists Kid Rock, Nick Lachey, and Travis Tritt and even the Governor of Kentucky, Steve Beshears, have all appeared on BourbonBlog.com to profess their love of Bourbon.

The Beer, Bourbon, & BBQ Cocktail Recipe from BourbonBlog.com’s Stephen Dennison & Tom Fischer

  • Maker’s Mark Bourbon Whiskey
  • Evan Williams Honey Reserve
  • 1 Bottle of Hefeweizen beer
  • Bottle of Jack Daniel’s Honey Smokehouse Barbecue Sauce (for the “BBQ Water”)
  • 1 Orange

For BBQ Water: Combine a full bottle 19 oz of Jack Daniel’s Honey Smokehouse Barbecue Sauce with equal part of steaming hot water in mixing bowl. Whisk until incorporated. Let sit to cool or refrigerate.

Instructions: Combine Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Evan Williams Honey Reserve, BBQ Water and a squeeze of a quarter of an orange in a cocktail shaker and shake over ice. Strain and pour into martini glass.

Dry shake a fourth of a bottle of Hefeweizen beer (hold tight to shaker as carbonation may cause shaker to explode). Spoon beer foam over top of the cocktail to garnish.