Here is a summer cocktail that features craft beer not once, but twice. Plus tequila. A frozen, blonde ale strawberry sorbet gose margarita. With pink salt. How is that for a mouthful?
Let’s simplify. You don’t have to double down on the beer. You can use any sorbet (sans bière will work just fine:) and add any gose ale and silver tequila. That’s it.
We had a few extra pints of our Summer Blonde Ale Strawberry Sorbet. It happens when you make a batch three weeks in a row:). I couldn’t just ignore it every time I opened the freezer. And I don’t even want to begin telling you how hot it has been lately. The condensation on the outside of the glass shows it. Thank goodness for the frequent summer rains this year, otherwise our town would have been in flames.
Eventually my neurons fired up and generated the idea of a frozen margarita along the lines of fruity and slightly sweet, but also sour and salty. You know that I am not a fan of overly sweet beverages.
I hit the jackpot with this craft beer cocktail, I really did.
I chose the perfect sour beer to make this frozen margarita happen. Pleasantly tart with hints of salt and coriander – a classic gose. Not a fruity one or otherwise flavored one, just a true to style, refreshing gose. (I originally discussed this German ale with wheat and oats in this post.)
The Uror Gose is brewed by the talented and fun people at Fate Brewing Company in Boulder, Colorado. We used to go to the taproom almost weekly all winter long during the year our son was four and was learning to ski in the nearby Eldora. Besides the stellar and always evolving craft beer collection, they have a very attractive food menu which was an added bonus for Chris and I. Why eat the overpriced fast food at the Eldora lodges when in half an hour we could be at Fate’s taproom?
They also make a version of the same wheat ale that is tequila barrel aged. If we get a hold of that one here soon, I am definitely going to make a sorbet gose margarita with it. Just imagine oak and agave flavors joining in the blend of sour, sweet, salty and fruity.
Ever since I made jalapeno and lime ice cubes this past spring, I’ve been making ice cubes with pieces of fruit in them, so for this drink I threw in a couple of lemon and strawberry ones. Looked pretty if nothing else:) For the rim I used Hawaiian Alaea sea salt, another great (as well as mineral rich) option is Himalayan pink salt.
- 1 12 oz bottle/can of Gose ale (sour German wheat ale with hints of salt)
- 1 pint of sorbet (strawberry, lemon, your favorite)
- 8 ice cubes (preferably with a small piece of fresh fruit inside)
- 3 oz silver tequila
- 2 tbsp of Hawaiian alaea sea salt or Himalayan pink salt for glass rim plus a wedge of lemon to make it stick
- Use two pint glasses.
- Pour pink salt in a shallow dish/plate. Moisten the rim of each glass with lemon wedge and dip into salt.
- Place a few scoops of sorbet in each glass.
- Add 1.5 oz of tequila to each glass.
- Tilt glass and pour Gose over sorbet slowly as it will foam.
- Stir well, add ice cubes and enjoy (a straw is most helpful).