Weiss Bier Cocktail With Charred Orange and Bourbon
Note: You will need a cocktail shaker with strainer and 2 wide-mouthed glasses for this cocktail. Adapted from “Gastro Grilling,” by Ted Reader.
• 1 juicy seedless orange
• 4 oz. (1/2 c. ) bourbon, divided
• 2 tbsp. plus 2 tsp. honey, divided
• Freshly ground black pepper to taste
• 1/2 tsp. minced fresh thyme
• Drizzle of orange liqueur (such as triple sec)
• 2 (12-oz.) bottles wheat beer (also called Weissbier, Hefeweizen, Witbier)
Fire up your grill to 450 to 550 degrees.
Slice orange into 8 quarter-inch-thick rounds and place in a bowl. Drizzle slices with about 2 tablespoons bourbon (1 oz.) and 2 tablespoons honey. Season with black pepper and thyme, and gently mix. Marinate orange slices for about 10 minutes.
Grill orange slices for 2 to 3 minutes on both sides, until lightly charred and tender. Set aside to cool.
Coarsely chop 2 to 3 slices of charred orange, and place in a cocktail shaker. Add 2 teaspoons honey, 3 ounces (3/8 cup) bourbon and a drizzle of orange liqueur. Mash with a wooden spoon, then add ice. Put lid on shaker and shake it up to cool.
Strain bourbon into 2 chilled wide-mouth glasses. Add a slice or two of charred orange to each glass and pour in the chilled beer and serve immediately.
Nutrition information per serving:
Fat 0 g
Sodium 15 mg
Carbohydrates 42 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Total sugars 28 g
Protein 2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Dietary fiber 1 g
No diabetic exchanges.