noun – an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.
noun – a desirable beer cocktail recipe using serrano chiles and Double IPA (DIPA) that was discovered by accident.
At first, the list of ingredients might sound a bit strange, if not unappetizing. But I assure you that it works. In fact, it more than works, it fucking rocks.
Serranodipaty is savory and refreshing with a great balance of acid, smoke and bitterness with a hint of heat that lingers in the back of the throat.
The Double IPA of choice was Firestone Walker’s Double Jack, an unfiltered, super-hopped DIPA with a solid malt backbone and lots of bright citrus hop notes. As with all recipes, the beer can be substituted with a different Double IPA, however, the recipe was designed with this particular beer in mind and is always recommended.
- 1 oz. Mezcal
- 1/2 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1/4 oz. raw agave nectar
- 1/4 oz. fresh serrano chiles, sliced
- 1/2 oz. cilantro, leaves only
- 4 oz. Double IPA
- Muddle serano chiles with the cilantro, raw agave nectar and lemon juice for roughly 15 seconds.
- Add Mezcal and ice. Shake vigorously about 17 times. Strain or ice into a Tom Collins glass.
- Pour four ounces Double IPA over mixture. Give it a quick stir.
- Garnish with cilantro sprig and a sliver or two of serrano chiles.