The Beer Margarita was first up on the list, combining tequila, triple sec, fresh lime and Corona. With the first sip, we got a hit of tequila and felt the freshness of lime and as the beer descended, the drink became less sweet and more suited to our palate. A great summer drink, we found it very refreshing. Featuring complementary Mexican drinks, the Corona and the Tequila, Ketan tells us that this beer cocktail has origins in Miami. Paired with Pulled Pork Sliders that embodied the traditional sweet and spicy flavour common to cantinas, we enjoyed the combination to the hilt. The sliders were the epitome of bar food with juicy pulled pork, which was tenderised during a brining process for 24 hours and then marinated for another 24 hours to ensure its amazing consistency, and soft Brioche buns that were baked in-house. The full-bodied BBQ sauce added flavour to the already incredible pork and was complemented by the sharp cheddar cheese and gherkins that gave the fish that hit of salty spice.
The next beer cocktail called Lager Passion combined lager beer with vodka and peach liqueur. Lager is a popular beer for mixed drinks and this is a cocktail for those of you looking for mellow flavours. Served in a wide glass with crushed ice, this one has a sweeter taste and to contrast with the sugar, the rim of the glass is coated half and half with salt and sweet paprika. Going along with the Lager Passion are the Lamb Albondigas, skewered stout-infused meatballs with rocket dressed in balsamic vinaigrette and picante tomato jam. The flavour of this appetizer has a decidedly Spanish influence with a focus on creating the now trending ‘umami’ flavour (one that has a perfectly pleasant savoury taste, the fifth element to what were previously four taste categories: sweet, sour, salty and bitter). Served in easy-to-eat spoons and topped with cheesy garlic béchamel sauce, the meatballs are magic with the cocktail and simply by themselves too.
Pink and sweet, this is a cocktail for those of you who like Shandy and aren’t afraid to sport a pink drink! The Pink Beer here, we think, is actually very similar to the popular Berliner Weisse mit Schuss, a German beer cocktail that combines wheat beer with a shot of raspberry syrup. Tart, sweet, with a deep red colour, this cocktail is paired with Brewbot’s signature vegetarian dish, the Eggplant Involtine. Neither fried nor fattening, this dish features marinated eggplant skins stuffed with a caponata (a Sicilian combination of eggplant and other vegetables) of raisins, zucchini, eggplant and pine nuts. It is served on a bed of Marinara sauce, finished with feta cheese for balance and comes with thin garlic crostini slices dressed with basil. Bold flavours are the catchword for this dish and we’d definitely recommend it to vegetarians.
The Beer Margarita and Pulled Pork Sliders are the best things to order.
Written By : Nirati Agarwal