The holidays have come and gone, but the time for sitting around a fire sipping good strong drinks with friends will continue for several months, especially here in the Pacific Northwest. Of course there are a variety of really nice winter ales on the market, but sometimes you need something with a little more kick than your average spiced ale.
For this drink I wanted to pair one of my favorite spirits, rye whiskey, with a style of beer that is perfect for the long winter nights. I came up with the idea for this drink while playing around with beer syrups, but I wanted a cocktail that wouldn’t require homemade ingredients. The pairing of orange and chocolate notes in this drink works really well making it a great sipper.