Grapefruit Beermosa

Grapefruit Beermosa

It has been above zero for a few days and I was feeling a little springy. The warmer air, especially after an asinine deep freeze of a week of minus 40, had me craving something light, refreshing and citrusy. The Grapefruit Beermosa did just all of that. Using beer to make a cocktail is something I have enjoyed playing around with, such as this Cherry Lime Beer-Aid.

Grapefruit Beermosa

A beermosa is quite simply a mimosa but with beer, and I used the Grapefruit Ale from Marda Loop in Calgary to replace the champagne in this Beermosa. Adding in some muddled raspberries to start made it just a little more fruity and fancy in my opinion.

Grapefruit Beermosa

The Brewery

Marda Loop Brewing is a brewery in Calgary, Alberta. Their story starts in the owner’s basement. Bringing quality craft beer to his local community, in a casual atmosphere, and creating a space for people to come together “over a pint”. A picture is worth a thousand words, their beer a thousand sips. Find out more about Marda Loop Brewing and their beers and menu on their website, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Grapefruit Beermosa

The Beer

Jenkins Grapefruit Ale from Marda Loop was the ale I chose for this Grapefruit Beermosa. It has a lot of grapefruit pithy flavours that I thought worked perfectly with the sweet orange juice. Jenkins Grapefruit Ale pours almost clear with a little bit of a slight haze to it. It is a pale yellow colour with some foamy white head. The smell is big on the grapefruit citrus and some orange as well. The taste is the same with a lot of grapefruit pith, bitter flavour, and juicy. The mouthfeel is some lingering bitterness, light-bodied and medium carbonation. Overall, this is a great addition to make my Grapefruit Beermosa and on its own, it is also a great breakfast beer.

Grapefruit Beermosa

The Recipe

Grapefruit Beermosa

Ingredients

  • 8 raspberries
  • 1 can grapefruit ale an orange wheat ale or even a brut IPA could also be good choices
  • 1 cup orange juice

Instructions

  1. Muddle the raspberries in the bottom of a glass. Add in the beer to the half way point on the glass and then top with the orange juice. Now you have a Grapefruit Beermosa!

Grapefruit Beermosa

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