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Mixing vodka with beer?

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 ...
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Mixing vodka with beer?

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 ...
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Mixing vodka with beer?

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 ...
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Could whisky in lager be considered a lethal cocktail?

If you are asking if there is some chemical reaction that makes the mixture of beer and whiskey more toxic than the two drunk separately, I'm pretty sure the answer is no. That said, if you drink a ...
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What is the official way to drink a boilermaker?

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 ...
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Which types of beer are commonly used for half-and-half beers?

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 ...
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Mixing vodka with beer?

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 ...
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Beer cocktail recommendation

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 ...
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Beer cocktail recommendation

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 ...
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Mixing vodka with beer?

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 ...
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Mixing vodka with beer?

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 ...
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Which types of beer are commonly used for half-and-half beers?

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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Whiskey and beer recommendations for boilermaker cocktail?

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 ...
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Whiskey and beer recommendations for boilermaker cocktail?

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 ...
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Could whisky in lager be considered a lethal cocktail?

Could whiskey in lager be considered a lethal cocktail? The short answer is no. It has not killed me yet! There are a number of ways to drink a Lager beer with whiskey. Traditionally, the liquor is ...
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My Guinness is mixing into my harp and not staying separated, any trouble shooting ideas?

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 ...
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What is the official way to drink a boilermaker?

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 ...
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Whiskey and beer recommendations for boilermaker cocktail?

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 ...
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Whiskey and beer recommendations for boilermaker cocktail?

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) ...
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Which types of beer are commonly used for half-and-half beers?

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 ...
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Mixing vodka with beer?

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 ...
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Beer cocktail recommendation

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 ...
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Beer cocktail recommendation

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 ...
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Which types of beer are commonly used for half-and-half beers?

Guinness and Harp - a Half & Half Guinness and Ale - Bass, Smithwick's, or John Courage is a Black and Tan. The thought of attempting to properly pour either using lite beer is deplorable!
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Which types of beer are commonly used for half-and-half beers?

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 ...
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