Tequila and beer – what a perfect pair! Both go so well together you can drink them side-by-side with a smile. In part 2 of our 3-part series of Beer & Tequila cocktails, we get fancy by creating a “beer reduction.” The resulting cocktail is called “Nobility and Malting”, and it’s absolutely stunning (and perfect for anyone who loves the smell and taste of chocolate.)

Our friend and cocktail madman Adam Stemmler of Blind Tiger Cocktail Co. knows how to create killer cocktails of any sort, but he especially loves to work with agave-based spirits like tequila and mezcal. I asked him if he ever uses beer as an ingredient in cocktails, and without missing a step he started serving them up for us to try. They were so good that we needed to create these videos so we (and you!) could make them at home.

We met up in Berkeley, California, at the East Bay Spice Company, and he showed us how to make this perfectly balanced, classy, beer-enhanced tequila cocktail!

What you’ll need: Casa Noble Reposado tequila, a beer reduction (made ahead of time, explained more below)

Make this cocktail! You will love it, we promise!

Creating the beer reduction:

-Add chocolate porter beer, sugar & cinnamon to a pot and simmer on low heat until it turns into a syrup. Place in a bottle, and let it cool.

Making the cocktail:

In a mixing glass combine:

-2 small pinches of Hepp’s Vanilla Bean Salt

-1/4 ounce beer reduction syrup

-1/8 ounce Frenet Branca

-2 ounces Casa Noble Reposado

 Add ice and stir.

 Strain into a cocktail glass.

 Express a lemon peel across the top for aromatics

 Garnish with 2 Maraschino Cherries on a stick

 Enjoy, and if you make this one at home, let us know how it turns out!

Tequila & Beer Cocktail Series:

Part 1: “Portrait of a Sauza

Part 2: Nobility and Malting

Part 3: “Dueling Maestros