Homemade vinaigrettes for salads are not uncommon in my house. Often I will mix a vinegar with an oil, some herbs and spice and throw it on the salad of the day and it always tastes exceptional! When my friend gave me a six pack of Dead Frog’s Tropic Vice, Tropical Fruit Ale, I decided to try it in a vinaigrette; a tropical ale vinaigrette!
Tropical Ale Vinaigrette
Let’s talk about the beer first. I’ve used Dead Frog Brewery before in recipes, such as my IPA Simple Syrup, using their Green Magic IPA.
A – the appearance of this beer is a golden yellow colour, with a lot of fizzy, bubbly white head that hangs around for some time.
S – definite tropical fruit smells, pineapple, mangos; also a bready malt smell
T – tastes similar with big tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, kiwi, melon; again tastes of bready malts, and then rounded off with citrus and herbal hops
M – a mild bodied, high carbonation smooth drinking beer
O – this is my kind of summer beer; very refreshing, feels like a vacation in a bottle. Well done!
Making the tropical ale vinaigrette is really simple. You can use a blender, food processor or even a mason jar, but very simply all you do is combine all ingredients, mix well and enjoy! One note, for this recipe, I use my homemade beer mustard.
The salad in the photo is a simple salad made up of chopped tomatoes and cucumber, bocconcini pearls, and chopped fresh basil. Perfect combination for the Tropical Ale Vinaigrette!
- 1/2 cup Tropic Vice, Tropical Fruit Ale
- 1/2 cup avocado oil
- 2 clove garlic, minced
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 Tbsp mustard
- 1 lemon juiced and zested
- Salt and pepper
- Mix well. Serve on your favourite salad.