Beer is a guilty pleasure of mine. Ever since I turned 21, I have been searching for and trying as many different beers as I can. I rarely order the same thing twice. I am always trying to discover the next best drink, from an IPA to a stout, to porters and more. I just love the taste of a good brew. Heck, we even make our own beer at home. We made, our first batch, an IPA. We called it the Love Shack Dirty IPA. We called it dirty in case it tasted bad. It turned out just fine, and we are ready to make our second batch of beer.
On a recent flight to Orlando, I grabbed an in-flight magazine and about fell out of my chair. I saw an article for a Pumpkin Bomb, a beverage that mixes both beer and a shot of Goldschläger. Here is how you make this cocktail.
What will I need?
There are several ingredients to make this delicious treat. However, the hard work is well worth the result. You will need the following:
- Honey or agave syrup
- 2 teaspoons of granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 ounce (1 shot) of Goldschläger
- 15 ounces of pumpkin ale
- 12 teaspoons chopped, toasted pumpkin seeds
Let’s kick things off by combining the cinnamon, the sugar, and the syrup, or agave, and mixing it all together. Then, dip your glass in this mixture to coat the rim of the glass. We’re making progress already.
Then pour the Goldschläger into a shot glass. Pour the bottle of beer into a pint glass and wait for the head to settle. Make sure that you leave room for the shot glass and the shot of Goldschläger, as that will take up some room in the bottom of your cup. After you have poured the beer, sprinkle some cinnamon on top, and garnish with a handful of pumpkin seeds.
Drop the shot of Goldschläger into the beer, and start sipping. There are a lot of ingredients going on here, but the hard work will pay off. It’s delicious! I think you’d prefer to drink this in the fall, just based off the feeling I get preparing one of these. I know spring just got here, but can we hurry up and get to fall?
Bottoms up people!