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Bel Air Sour Is Your Cocktail Companion

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Thanks to its tropical aromas and tart edge, our Bel Air Sour is a tasty and versatile candidate for making beer cocktails. At first, Bel Air Spritzes were something of a brewery secret, but as more recipes came to us we decided we had to share the fun. Check out our recipes below and try them at home or at your next party. And don’t forget the secret ingredient: another Bel Air Sour for yourself.

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Brooklyn Bel Air Spritz
The first cocktail recipe we made, and still the most popular

Ingredients:
+ 10 oz Bel Air Sour
+ 2 oz citrus-forward aperitif (such as Aperol or Pampelle)
+ Orange or grapefruit slice for garnish

Instructions:
1. Combine Bel Air Sour and aperitif in a glass
2. Garnish with a slice of orange or grapefruit

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Brooklyn Bel Air Punch
From Brewmaster Garrett Oliver

Ingredients:
+ 1 1/2 oz Jamaican pot still rum, such as Smith & Cross
+ 1/3 oz Demerara simple syrup
+ 4 oz Brooklyn Bel Air Sour
+ Orange wheel for garnish

Instructions:
1. Add rum, demerara syrup, and Bel Air Sour to mixing glass and stir lightly
2. Strain into rocks or old fashioned glass over fresh ice
3. Garnish with an orange wheel

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Bel Air Sour-air-ita
Part margarita, part blood orange, all awesome

Ingredients:
+ 3 oz blood orange juice
+ 2 oz silver tequila
+ 1 oz triple sec
+ 6 oz Bel Air Sour
+ Blood orange slice for garnish

Instructions:
1. Combine blood orange juice, tequila, and triple sec in a shaker with ice and shake to chill
2. Strain into an iced highball glass
3. Top with Bel Air Sour
4. Garnish with a blood orange slice

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Bel Air Sour Breeze
Pro tip: invest in the good cherries

Ingredients:
+ 2 oz Four Roses Bourbon
+ 3/4 oz honey syrup
+ 1 oz iced green tea
+ 4 oz Brooklyn Bel Air Sour
+ Maraschino cherries for garnish

Instructions:
1. Combine bourbon, syrup, and tea in a shaker with ice and stir to chill
2. Strain into an iced highball glass
3. Garnish with Maraschino cherries on a pick

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Brooklyn BKB 79
From Maxine LaFond, Saxon & Parole

Ingredients:
+ 1 oz gin
+ 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
+ 3/4 oz buckwheat honey syrup
+ 1/4 oz Green Chartreuse
+ 4 oz Brooklyn Bel Air Sour
+ Lemon twist for garnish

Instructions:
1. Combine gin, juice, syrup, and Chartreuse in a shaker with ice and shake to chill
2. Strain into a chilled footed highball glass
3. Top with Brooklyn Bel Air Sour
4. Garnish with a lemon twist

SOURCE: Blog : Brooklyn Brewery – Read entire story here.