Thank you DuClaw Brewing for sponsoring this post and sending me the DuClaw Sour Me This. All opinions and recipe are my own.
Welcome to the July edition of “Cooking with Beer”! Each month DuClaw Brewing sends me a beer and a friend and I create a recipe. It’s a fun time to think outside the box and try a new beer and new food. This month’s beer is the DuClaw Sour Me This, a sour beer that starts sweet and ends with a pucker.
I’m not going to get into the process of how sour beers are made, but if you are interested, check out DuClaw’s video.
Beer Geek is a huge fan of sour beers. I like them, but I don’t generally go out of my way to drink them. The DuClaw Sour Me This was not the sourest beer I’ve ever had, but it definitely finished with a pucker. The flavors in this beer, combined with it being way too hot outside to actually cook something in my kitchen, led me down the road to a granita.
What’s a granita? It’s basically an Italian ice made with sugar, water and assorted flavors. I substituted beer for water and added peach for flavor, but there are so many other options! Unfortunately, I had a limited amount of beer this time (because it was such a small batch of beer), so I wasn’t able to play around with it as much as I’d like. I think orange or tangerine or melon or maybe even a berry would be fun.
As a bonus, I also made some beer gummy fruits. Yeah, they are tasty too!
DuClaw Sour Me This Granita
- 3 ripe peaches
- 1 bottle of DuClaw Sour Me This
- 3/4 cup water
- 3 T sugar
- 1.5 T lime juice
- 1 cup DuClaw Sour Me This
- 3 T gelatin (I used unflavored)
- 2 T lime juice
- 1 T honey
- Heat water and dissolve sugar. Put in fridge to cool.
- Prep peaches by peeling, removing pit, and pureeing.
- Combine pureed peaches, beer, and lime juice. Let settle if beer has foamed.
- Stir in cooled sugar water. Let foam settle if necessary.
- Pour into 9x11 inch pan and place in freezer.
- Approximately every half hour, stir/scrape the frozen bits into the non frozen parts. Do this until completely frozen with a snow cone texture.
- Serve with gummy fruits.
- Heat beer in a saucepan on medium heat.
- Slowly wisk in gelatin until all is dissolved.
- Remove from heat, add lime juice and honey, and pour into silicon molds.
- Cool in freezer or refrigerator until set.
I realize gelatin is not vegetarian. I also know that there are vegetarian options but I've never used them, so you'll have to experiment or leave out the gummy fruits.
Disclaimer: DuClaw Brewing sent me beer to cook with and compensated me for this post. Recipe, photos, and opinions are my own.
I’m linking up with Confessions of a Mother Runner and A Whisk and Two Wands for Meatless Monday!