This recipe was kindly sent to me by @cragchris on twitter, I’ve not had chance to try it yet but i will be sure to give it a go (along with my own version…coming soon) once my parsnips are ready.
In the meantime her is the recipe, it sounds awesome and as if it would just as happily suit a posh dinner party as being taken out into the hills in your flask, if you make it please leave some feedback!
A couple of days ago i was chatting on twitter about Chilli Beer and also Ginger beer (both of the alcoholic persuasion) I had never seen or heard of a ginger and chilli beer so thought i would do some googling, as it turned out, Breckland Orchards had already made such a think and it seemed to be held in high esteem by the people that had tried it, including renowned chef Tim Payne
Anyway Breckland Orcard kindly sent me a bottle of their Ginger and Chilli Beer to try and i couldn’t wait, as soon as it arrived it went straight in the Fridge.
The bottle and branding is spot on, simple clean and to the point. It also shows off the lovely colour of the contents, the fact it comes in a nice heavy glass bottle also gives the indication that it is a premium product.
The bottle opens with a re assuring fizz and a lovely waft of ginger. It drinks really easily, it is not too sweet and is packed full of ginger. There is a slight hint of chilli as it goes down your throat and leaves you wanting more. I agree with Tim Payne that it could certainly take a bit more chilli, maybe they should release a “Hot” version.
I could see this working in a variety of cocktails or sevesd straight up as i had it, it is a seriously tasty drink.
I’m not entirerly sure how much it retails for but it would most certainly buy it if i saw it, i could also see my self ordering this in a pub or restaurant if i was driving.
Chilli Up North Verdict: Nice packaging beer was lovely, not to sweet, packed full of ginger with a noticeable chilli aftertaste on your throat, top stuff 9/10 (heat 2/10)