In this easy-drinking beer cocktail, the concentrated raisin flavor of the sherry, the honeyed quality of the Benedictine liqueur, and the oatmeal stout add up to something like “breakfast in a glass,” according to Boelte. (This would, in fact, make a great brunch drink.) A sprinkling of sweet, spicy nutmeg seems completely appropriate in this context.
Read the article on how Damon Boelte, bar director at Prime Meats, New York, uses nutmeg: Nutmeg Cocktails for the Holidays
- 1 oz. Lustau East India sherry
- 1⁄2 oz. Benedictine
- Sixpoint oatmeal stout
- Grated nutmeg
- Stir sherry and Benedictine and pour into a pilsner glass. Top with stout and garnish with grated nutmeg.