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Winter Beer Sangria

A spiced winter lager (bock or a spiced winter ale) partners with rye whiskey and an array of citrus fruit and berries, clove and cinnamon for a winter beer sangria you can drink plenty of before you feel the power of the punch.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Cocktail/Punch
Cuisine: Craft Beer Cocktails
Servings: 4 cocktails
Author: CraftBeering

Ingredients

  • 6 oz rye whiskey
  • 2 12 oz bottles of spiced winter lager/ale
  • 12 oz sparkling water citrus or berry flavored recommended
  • 2 oz orange juice
  • 1 blood orange sliced thin
  • 1 common orange Valencia, Navel, Cara Cara sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup halved red seedless grapes
  • 1/2 cup blackberries
  • 1/2 cup cranberries
  • 4-5 cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks plus more for garnish
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary plus more for garnish

Instructions

  • Wash and cut (as appropriate) all the fruit and arrange in layers at the bottom of a pitcher.
  • Add the cloves, cinnamon sticks and rosemary.
  • Add the rye whiskey and the orange juice and let the fruit soak for a few minutes.
  • If you are going to serve the winter beer sangria right away prepare glasses with ice cubes and fruit/rosemary garnish, otherwise consider refrigerating it until needed. Optional - prepare extra cinnamon sticks for garnish and to use as straws if desired.
  • When ready to serve add the sparkling water first and then the beer. When you add the beer pause frequently to let the foam dissipate.
  • Gently stir everything together and once the fruit settles to the bottom pour into glasses.