This summer, Good Beer Hunting and Forbidden Root are teaming up to bring you a Botanic Beer Cocktail Tour featuring some of GBH's favorite beer-focused cocktail programs in Chicago.
The flavors of Forbidden Root's botanic beers are entirely unique, and GBH thought they'd feature perfectly in a series of beer cocktails. My friends at Smallbar, Dusek's, Bad Apple, Longman & Eagle, and Trenchermen are always experimenting with new flavors, and I thought Forbidden Root's new-to-market beers were a great, fun challenge.
Each of Forbidden Root's "Botanic Beers" will get a chance to shine in the series. The root-beer like flavors of the namesake brew, the ginger and lime flavors of Sublime, and the nutty, spicy quality of Shady Character all offer a ton of flavor, aroma, and effervescence in a cocktail alongside locally-produced bourbons, rums, gins and other liquors. The exotic spice blends and brewing techniques put Forbidden Root's offerings in a totally different category than hoppy summer beers.
Check back more more details as the series continues! No tickets needed.
"REDEMPTION OF A SHADY CHARACTER"
Redemption rye whiskey, Shady Character beer, house-made Shady Character spiced beer syrup served neat with a walnut rim.
Suppli - Roman Risotto Balls filled with smoked pork & fennel
Forbidden Root with 8-year cask aged El Dorado rum and Amargo Angostura Vallet served up with a house macerated cherry
Short Rib braised with Forbidden Root beer & root vegetables
Ocho Cientos Sotol in a grapefruit beer jam and then topped off with Sublime Ginger and freshly squeezed Ruby grapefruit juice in a salt rimmed glass
Lemongrass & Ginger Crème Brûlée
Where we've been
"THE FORBIDDEN GARDEN"
Riff on a Pimms Cup made with Sublime Ginger Wit, gin, a house borage syrup, and home-grown borage flower garnish.
A riff on the classic "Air Mail." Jamaican rum, honey, lemon, and Forbidden Root Shady Character. Chocolately, spicy (in the baking sense), earthy, yet refreshingly effervescent.
Bourbon, Shady Character, Lemon, Sweet Tea Syrup, Orange Bitters
Chocolate Covered Bacon, Marjoram Cupcake, Pickled Chili, Walnut Fennel Jam
Letherbee Gin, Sublime Ginger Syrup, Lime, C02
Poached Prawn, Black Tobiko, Wheat Grass, Banana Pudding
"ROOTS & OIL"
Goslings Black Seal Rum, Falernum, Forbidden Root, Lime Zest
Cream Soda Cremeux, Licorice Pickled Cherries, Black Pepper Meringue, Basil Oil
"ROOT BEER FLOAT FLIP"
Old Grand Dad 114, Demerara, Cream, Egg, Demerara, Forbidden Root
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