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Raise Your Spirits: 5 Must-Try Beer Cocktails from Geist Brewing Co.

Looking to spice up your next gathering? Geist Brewing Co.’s beer cocktails, or “bocktails,” are here to steal the show. From fresh takes on beloved classics to wildly unique pairings, there’s a delicious beer cocktail for everyone. These bocktails are easy to whip up yet bursting with complex flavours, guaranteeing to be the highlight of any get-together.

Now available on the new menu at all Geist Brewing Co.’s Bangalore outlets, this lineup blends innovative mixology with exceptional craft beers, and is set to take refreshment to radically refreshing new heights.

SUMMER SHANDY 

A quintessential summer beverage, the Shandy blending the refreshing fizzy lemon-lime soda with the malty character of beer. It’s a timeless summer sipper that perfectly captures the easygoing spirit of the season.

Geist Brewing Co.’s Summer Shandy combines the tangy-sweet zing of lime soda with their citrusy, spice-laced Geist Witty Wit, a Belgian-style witbier. This wheat beer’s orange zest and coriander flavours complement the citrus flavours of the soda while also adding a bready maltiness. It’s a perfect summer refresher that provides maximum thirst-quenching bliss, ideal for those hot lazy afternoons. 

Ingredients:

  • 100 ml – Geist Witty Wit
  • 30 ml – Lime Juice
  • 60 ml – Sprite

Method: 

  • Fill a highball glass with ice, add Geist Witty Wit and lime juice, then top with Sprite.
  • Gently stir to combine ingredients.
  • Garnish with a lime wedge and serve

BOSS BRASS MONKEY

Geist Brewing Co.’s Boss Brass Monkey is a spirited riff on the classic Brass Monkey beer cocktail that takes the invigorating blend of beer, orange juice, and lime to the next level. 

The key is the Geist Witty Wit, an exceptional Belgian-style witbier as the base. Brewed with traditional orange zest and coriander, this hazy golden wheat beer enhances the citrus aroma of the classic cocktail. It features a harmonious blend of soft spice, fruit, and grainy malt flavours, making it the perfect canvas for the Brass Monkey’s vivid orange and tangy lime accents, creating an incredibly refreshing drink, ideal for lounging by the poolside or a laidback Sunday brunch.

Ingredients: 

  • 120 ml – Geist Witty Wit
  • 30 ml – Lime Juice
  • 90 ml – Orange Juice

Method:

  • Fill a highball glass with ice, pour in Geist Witty Wit, lime juice, and orange juice.
  • Gently stir to combine ingredients.
  • Garnish with an orange slice and serve

GODFATHER ICED TEA

This isn’t your typical Long Island Iced Tea! At Geist Brewing Co., the Godfather calls the shots, giving this iconic cocktail a boozy glow-up. By swapping out the standard cola for a crown of Geist James Blond, a Belgian-style strong ale, elevates this classic drink.

With its golden hue, fruity notes, and mild spice, the beer lends a flavorful yet light-bodied base. Its smooth, effervescent texture amps up the hallmark Iced Tea blend of orange liqueur, gin, vodka, and white rum, forming the devilishly moreish core. The result? A cocktail that is refreshingly potent yet meticulously balanced. 

Recipe: 

  • 100 ml – James Blond
  • 15 ml – Vodka
  • 15 ml – Gin
  • 15 ml – White Rum
  • 15 ml – Tiple Sec
  • 15 ml – Lime

Method: 

  • Add all the spirits in a Brandy Balloon glass with ice
  • Stir well
  • Top up with James blond beer
  • Garnish with an orange slice

MICHELADA 

This zesty, spice-forward drink provides a unique take on the classic Mexican michelada, featuring the outstanding Geist Witty Wit, a Belgian-style witbier, as the base.

Geist Brewing Co’s version of the traditional michelada blends the citrusy, softly spiced beer, whose subtle wheat witbier tartness complements the michelada’s peppery heat. It’s a perfect addition to any Mexican feast, offering a refreshing yet spirited flavour adventure in a glass.

Ingredients:

  • 90 ml – Geist Witty Wit 
  • 5 ml – Worcestershire Sauce
  • 60 ml – Tomato Juice
  • 30 ml – Lime 
  • 5 drops Tobasco Sauce
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Salt

Method:

  • In a highball glass filled with ice, pour Geist Witty Wit, Worcestershire sauce, tomato juice, lime juice, and drops of Tabasco sauce. 
  • Add a pinch of cayenne pepper and salt.
  • Gently stir to combine all ingredients and ensure the spices are well mixed.
  • Garnish with a lime wedge and serve.

 MIDNIGHT MOON

A unique cocktail as captivating as its name! The Midnight Moon by Geist Brewing Co. pairs the refreshing Geist Witty Wit beer with the sweetness of blue pea tea and a splash of citrus. 

The beer, brewed with orange zest and coriander, brings a refreshing citrusy zing and a hint of tartness, while the blue pea tea adds a touch of sweetness and colour. It’s light, flavorful, and the perfect blend of sweet and malt. It is the perfect companion for those cozy, gloomy afternoons with your favourite book.

Ingredients:

  • 150 ml – Geist Witty Wit
  • 60 ml – Sweetened Blue Pea Tea
  • 15 ml – Lime 
  • 15 ml – Orange

Method:

  • Fill a highball glass with ice, then pour in Geist Witty Wit, sweetened blue pea tea, lime juice, and orange juice.
  • Gently stir to combine all ingredients.
  • Garnish with an orange slice and serve