April 05, 2013

Birch Beer and Bourbon

Most of the time I go to the grocery store with a list.  I am fast and efficient.  In and out.  This isn’t because I hate grocery shopping.  This is so that I don’t buy everything I see, especially when I’m hungry.  It’s like my stomach thinks I will never feed it and insists to my brain that we stock up. 

When I go to the grocery store without a list, I end up with many random things in the basket.  Case and point: birch beer.  Did anyone else know this was a thing?  So when I was standing in the drink aisle, list-free, I knew I had to have it. 

It tastes kinda like its cousin root beer: caramelized and herbally.  And it makes for a really interesting mixer.  You could do rum in this, but I went for my current favorite bourbon.  I’ve professed my love of bourbon here before.  Oh and this would totally work with root beer. 

Lime adds a necessary sour note to balance the sweetness of the soda.  

Sometimes being list-free leads to good things. 

Birch Beer and Bourbon

Juice of half a lime
1 oz bourbon (or dark rum)
Birch beer
Lime slices for garnish

Fill a tall glass with ice cubes.  Squeeze in the juice of half a lime.  Pour in bourbon and top with birch beer.  Float lime slices on top.  Serve with bendy straws. 


  1. Love it ! Thanks for that!

  2. I tried it too... And it is fantastic.
    Thanks for sharing!