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Anyone know of any good cocktails made with hefeweizen?

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Melissa_mitchell
MTMitchell added almost 2 years ago

What about a shandy? I think it would be good with a heferweizen. There are a few recipes online (http://m.epicurious.com...) but I have a friend who makes it just by mixing beer and store-bought lemonade.

Maedl added almost 2 years ago

Hefeweizen has flavor similarities with bananas and cloves. I have seen a cocktail made with a banana syrup and Weizen, but haven't tried it. You can also add a bit of elderflower syrup to Hefeweizen. I have sampled that and liked it. The most famous combination with Weizen--and this is made only with Berliner Kindl beer which is particularly sour--is the beer combined with sweet woodruff syrup. I love this one!

Maedl added almost 2 years ago

I found a recipe for the Berliner Weisse mit Schuss at http://www.food.com/recipe...

I think it might be worth making your own sweet woodruff syrup because the green stuff you buy in a bottle is totally produced from chemicals--and contains no real sweet woodruff. Make a simple syrup and let the sweet woodruff steep in it for several days until it smells good. You might add some ascorbic acid for a slight tartness and to prevent mold. Also, use sweet woodruff before it blooms. After it flowers, the plant can cause headaches.

Maedl added almost 2 years ago

Found this one, too: http://www.beertutor.com....
Note that it calls for banana juice, not syrup, as I had thought.

Also be aware that German wheat beers have a much different flavor than US wheat beers, and the beer you choose could affect the taste of your cocktail.

Buddhacat
SKK added almost 2 years ago

The Percy Street Barbecue in Philadelphia serves Hillbilly Gatorade which is Miller Hi-Life, Pickle Juice and Old Faithful BBQ Sauce. Heferweizen might just class it up a bit.

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