If you’re not familiar with the term hootenanny, I’ve got you covered with not only some insights into this word, but a delicious recipe inspired by it!
A hootenanny is a gathering (typically informal) where folk-music is played, often with the audience joining in. It’s a celebration of good times in a fun atmosphere, and what could be better than a cocktail named after it? This Hootenanny recipe, with its blend of Drambuie, wheat beer, and grapefruit juice, is sure to have you singing its praises. To me, it’s a drink reminiscent of late summer as it changes to fall, but given how great it tastes, you might want to enjoy it year-round.
Drambuie, a sweet liqueur with a Scotch whisky base, mixes wonderfully with the wheat beer and grapefruit juice. Many drink recipes pair citrus and wheat beer (after all, they go so nicely with one another!) but the mint and Drambuie kick the Hootenanny up a notch and turn it into something truly unique.
Let me show you how to mix one up!
Step 1: Add Drambuie, pink grapefruit juice, and mint leaves into a shaker with ice.
Step 2: Shake it for just a few seconds, then strain into ice-filled glass.
Step 3: Top with wheat beer.
Refreshing, herbal, and absolutely delicious, this Hootenanny cocktail is sure to delight your taste buds. The recipe is easily adapted to serving large groups, so give it a try the next time you’re entertaining. After all, what’s more enjoyable than great company and great drinks?