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In (Soviet) Russia it is called Yorsch ("yorsh" means ruffe, a small fish remarkable for its hard and sharp spines). There is a variations of it – "From brown bear to the polar and back". You take a glass of beer, drink a little, fill it up with vodka, drink again, fill up again and keep drinking and filling until the mixture is colorless. After that you ...


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In a Half and Half (also known as a "Black and Tan" in certain locations), the primary factor will be the density of the two beers -- one beer must be of a lesser density than the other to stay afloat. Contrasting colors are used for visual effect; otherwise, how might you know one was floating? Common recipes involve floating the less dense Guinness over ...


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Mixing vodka (alcohol mixed with water) to beer (alcohol mixed with water plus some flavouring and other compounds) is perfectly safe. No need to be a daredevil to do it. Beer cocktails also exist but have varying degrees of pleasantness. The "black velvet", stout and sparkling wine (Black Velvet - beer cocktail) I have tried and can confirm that it is not ...


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A half and half is a Guinness with Harp. This style of beer combination is accomplished by using a dense beer on the bottom followed by a beer of lesser density on the top (usually poured over a spoon to ensure that it doesn't sink through). Essentially it is usually an ale or lager underneath a stout. Some popular versions and combinations include The ...


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I think it all depends on your personal preference. There are many different combinations out there such as the Black and Tan, but some companies have also started coming out with six packs that they intend for you to mix. Shock Top, for example, released a six pack that featured their Chocolate Wheat and their Belgium White. What I would do is think of a ...


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As mentioned by @Fishtoaster (and as depicted in the cat gif) pouring over the back of a spoon is definitely a must - you really want to make sure none of the top layer breaks into the bottom layer. There are a few other ways to make your layering more effective as well. As seen in the animated gif, a curved beer glass is used. Ideally, you want it to have ...


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Pour it over the back of a spoon As with any layered beer, your goal is to reduce the velocity of the top beer as it hits the bottom beer. So, pour it over the back of a spoon to split the stream up into smaller rivulets (which won't push as far into the lower beer): (original source) For advanced drinkers, bend a spoon handle so that you can lower the ...


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It is most definitely okay, but can lead to much higher alcohol content compared to what one might expect. There is actually a commonly made mix in college that I and others had made using a bottle of vodka a couple cans of beer and lemonade concentrate. Was quite good, but dangerous in high quantity. I know of others who would put an ounce or so of flavored ...


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Beer cocktails, where spirits are added to beer, were a sort of Fad here in the US a couple years ago. Maybe they still are (I'm sort of isolated where I live in that respect). Your question of safe is a bit perplexing. The only unsafe part might be if you give a charged up beer to someone who isn't used to much alcohol and bad consequences result... But ...


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At our local pub the Eclipse (Guinness & Blue Moon) is also referred to as a Dark Side of the Moon Black Raspberry - Guinness w/ Lindemans Raspberry Frambois Black Death - Guinness w/ Black Widow Cider


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What is the official way to drink a Boilermaker? First of all there are two types of boilermakers. A boilermaker can refer to two types of beer cocktail. In American terminology, the drink consists of a glass of beer and a shot of whiskey.1 The beer is either served as a chaser or mixed with the whiskey. When the beer is served as a chaser, the drink is ...


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Here are some beer cocktails: The Bulldog Mexicana The Mexican Bulldog Margarita, simply put, is a margarita joined by a bottle of Corona--in the same glass. Specifically, that glass should be large enough to handle a margarita and a beer. To make this specialty, all that's needed is one ounce of your favorite tequila (if you add an extra splash, we won't ...


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You will find that Porters/Stouts tend to hold up to whiskey/bourbon/scotch better than others. Though, I'm sure you'll find exceptions. One of my favorites is New Holland's - Dragon's Milk with about 1.5-2 ounces of Crown Royal.


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Having drank these when I was younger, I'd offer the opinion that beer and whisky shouldn't be mixed. The flavours, generally speaking, are usually not complementary, so the only real benefit you'll get from them is a quicker buzz. If you want to go ahead with a boilermaker anyway I'd recommend getting a mid-range bottle of whisky. Something with some ...


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Guinness isn't the only dark beer to layer with. Porters can be used to as a bottom layer to give you a dark-on-bottom drink. Check it all out at The Perfect Black and Tan.


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Personally when creating a "Half and Half", Guiness is the only constant. The other beer is usually something only lighter in color. Wheat beers have an interesting flavor. IPA's have their bitterness cut when made into a Half and Half. Beyond that, I will sometimes select the beer so that the drink gets an awesome name: Black and Blue - Guiness w/ ...


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Yip, all good. As a student we called it "Power [Drink]", where [Drink] is the name of the original drink. :p Anything that is safe to eat/drink can be added to a beer. Whether it will taste good is subjective. Beer and lemonade (shandy) is well known. Beer and fruit juice (radler) is getting popular. There are LOADS of recipes on the web.


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A few fairly popular (and very different) beer cocktails are: The Boilermaker or Depth Charge The original English version was a mix of draught and brown, but it's more recently been popularised in Australia and the USA as a pint of beer with a shot of spirit (usually whisk[e]y) in it. If the shot is poured in, it's a Boilermaker. If the entire shot glass ...


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Mixing vodka with beer is a great mix and has a definite following and is absolutely safe when drinking responsibly. The Urban Dictionary defines this mix as a Vodkabeer. Vodkabeer A delicious mixed drink comprised of beer (usually of the lowest quality) and vodka (always from a plastic handle). The vodka is poured directly into the beer can after ...


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Of course you can add vodka to beer! As long as you're mindful of how much you're drinking and how long it takes to process, you should be fine. The harder part is actually devising a cocktail you'd want to drink. With the popularity of craft beer, a new culture of beer cocktails is growing. Do a quick Google search, and you'll come up with tons of great ...


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In my lexicon, an Irish car bomb is guinness with a shot of bailey's irish cream and jameson dropped in. Two things to keep in mind with the addition of the irish cream: the cream will curdle quickly with the acidity of the beer, and don't chip your tooth on the shot glass. I foolishly made it once as a sipping drink and it formed a layer of foamy, curdled ...


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Here are some troubleshooting tips I've found (source): Hold your pint glass at an angle, and fill just over halfway with Harp or Bass. Rest the spoon upside down over the center of the glass, and pour the Draught Guinness over the spoon which will evenly disperse the flow and keep the Guinness from mixing -- the Guinness needs to be on the ...


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Generally speaking a boilermaker is designed to get you drunk quick and mask the the potency and flavor of the whiskey in the beer. That's why you are supposed to shoot it, to get it over with. I recommend you don't use craft beers or anything above mid-grade whiskey. The special qualities and flavors that set those things apart will probably be lost. ...


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Newcastle (Brown Ale) + Maker's Mark (Bourbon) Slightly inexpensive and the flavors blend pretty well. A lot of people have reservations on Newcastle though. Sheaf (Stout) + Laphroaig (Scotch) Laphroaig is the smokiest scotch I've had, and it sits nicely with a heavy stout or porter. I like a porter called Baltika number 6, but it's russian so you may not ...


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Not exactly beer, but a Spiked Apple Cider (like Redd's, Angry Orchard, or Bold Rock) mixed with a shot of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey is delicious. As an added bonus, neither of the ingredients are particularly potent, as such, most people can have 1 or 2 and not be completely hammered. This drink is sometimes called Angry Balls, Apple Beer Bomb, Double ...


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In the UK, I never came across a "beer cocktail", certainly not one spiked with strong spirits (hard liquor in AmE) like vodka or tequila. I'm somewhat surprised (British understatement) that the OP needs to do this to a good glass of beer in order to "make it a good party" [sic]. Doing this is just as likely to ruin the enjoyment of the vodka/tequila and ...


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Take a look at this article: WHERE THE HELL THE SAKE BOMB CAME FROM: A LESSON IN IRONY From the article: A few sources suggest that sake bombs were actually invented by American soldiers occupying Japan in the years following World War II. The "sources" mentioned are this additional article at Los Angeles Magazine: An Ode to the Sake Bomb


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I just asked for a half and half but this place didn't have Guiness so the bartender told me to try it with Murphy's and Harp instead. Total fail. The densities were too similar and one mixed into the other. Not awful flavor just not a Black and Tan.


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It is more than color. You need the other beer to have a different density from Guinness, at least if you want it to stay separated for any length of time. And be careful which Guinness you use because there are a number of them out there with different "strengths". If the densities are too close, they'll mix together. A good starting point in selecting ...


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