Ground Cherry Beer Syrup

Ground Cherry Beer Syrup

Yes, we do love a beer syrup — once you start, it’s hard to stop. We grew ground — or husk — cherries in the cocktail garden and these tasty little fruits look very much like yellow cherry tomatoes, yet have a distinct pineapple-y flavor. Our neighborhood brewery, Bluejacket, went so far as to throw pounds of them into their Snallygaster beer, which inspired us to create our own little cocktail called the Sneaky Snally — a drink that will seriously sneak up on you. This beer syrup uses a yeasty Belgian ale as its base, which provides an extra layer of flavor.

6 ounces Belgian ale

1/2 cup fresh whole ground cherries (substitute: 1/2 cup chopped pineapple)

1/3 cup granulated sugar

Put all ingredients into a small saucepan and bring to a low boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, or until reduced by half and thickened. Remove from heat and cool completely; can be refrigerated for up to two weeks.

Cocktail recipe: Sneaky Snally

Published on September 12, 2014 at 12:57 pm  Leave a Comment  

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