At Rogue Spirits we love a good IPA. But when it comes to using one in a cocktail, that’s when things get interesting.
The IPA’s bite and bitterness makes finding the right mix of spirits and other ingredients a challenge. But this being IPA May, it’s a challenge we were happy to accept. After much “research” our expert panel of mixologists came up with three new recipes combining Rogue Spirits with an IPA from Rogue’s family of IPAs.
We were thinking about the bad old days of Prohibition when we came up with this cocktail, a time when industrious Americans literally made gin in their bathtubs. Too bad they didn’t have IPAs back then.
In a glass, combine the gin and tonic water, then squeeze in the juice from the lime. Top with the IPA. No bathtub required.
The Vodka Collins is a classic American cocktail. 7 Hop IPA adds a blend of citrus, herbal and spice that balances beautifully with the flavors from the other ingredients in this recipe.
To make the sugar syrup, put the ingredients in a pan over a medium heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Once dissolved turn up the heat and boil for a minute or so, then take off the heat and allow to cool.
To make the cocktail, combine the lemon juice, vodka, grapefruit juice and syrup in a shaker with ice and shake until well mixed and ice-cold. Pour into a glass and add the IPA. Stir until well mixed.
We couldn’t believe our luck when we stumbled across a recipe that combines whiskey, vodka and an IPA.
Combine whiskey, vodka, lemon juice and syrup in a shaker. Shake and pour the mixture into a glass filled with ice. Top with the IPA.
Now you have three new cocktails and ten more days to celebrate IPA May. Join us in a toast to America’s favorite style of craft beer!