The first is a Ginger Beer Cocktail ($6.95), which incorporates Chinese beer, ginger beer and fresh ginger for an intense collision of flavors! Or, for more adventurous guests, we will offer an Asian take on a traditional Bloody Mary. The Shandong Mary ($7.25) consists of Chinese beer, vodka, tomato juice and garlic for a fresh cocktail with a spicy kick! China Blossom will also feature Asian beers on their menu, including Tsingtao ($4.75), a nutty, yet malty beer that pairs perfectly with the flavors of their authentic Asian cuisine, and Sapporo ($8.95), a crisp beer with a clean finish to refresh the palate.
The purpose of International Beer Day is to show appreciation and thanks to those who brew beer and to encourage people to explore different beers from around the world. Stop by China Blossom, or make the cocktails at home, and raise a glass to brewers and beer lovers in the United States, China and around the world.
Recipes: Ginger Beer Cocktail
¾ Cup Chinese Beer such as Tsingtao
¾ Cup Ginger Beer (non-alcoholic)
Directions: Serve over ice with one or two slices of fresh ginger, a Maraschino Cherry and pineapple (Optional)
1/2 cup Tsingtao Lager beer
1/2 cup tomato juice
2 tablespoons vodka
1/4 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
Lemon wedge, for garnish
Directions: Fill a tall glass with ice cubes. Add the beer, tomato juice, vodka and chili garlic sauce and stir well. Garnish with the lemon wedge.
COST: Ginger Beer Cocktail: $6.95; Shandong Mary: $7.25; Tsingtao: $4.75; Sapporo: $8.95
WHEN: Sunday, August 5th, 2012 from 12:00PM to 9:30PM
WHERE: China Blossom, 946 Osgood Street, North Andover, MA 01845; 978-682-2242