Oberon is Here, and We Have a Drink to Toast Spring
Each year, a sure sign of spring is the release of Oberon in Kalamazoo, Michigan at Bell's Eccentric Cafe. Our good friend from Detroit, Kevin Adkins, a master griller and craft cocktail enthusiast, created a special cocktail to celebrate the release. He has been generous enough to let us share it with you. Look for Kevin before every Lions game, tailgating at Ford Field. If you're lucky, he might offer a cocktail or a Demon Toe.
The Oberon Flip
- 3/4 ounce Oberon
- 3/4 ounce freshly-squeezed orange juice
- 1 1/2 ounces bourbon
- 1 egg white
- 1 dash blood orange bitters (optional)
- 1 large, thin slice of orange peel
Rub the orange peel around the rim of a cocktail glass and then toss it in the glass as garnish.
Combine the first 4 ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake for 20 seconds. (I suggest you stop after 5 seconds and crack open the shaker to release some of the pressure, and then continue.)
Add ice and shake 20 seconds more to chill.
Strain into the cocktail glass and enjoy! If you start with a particularly sweet orange, you may wish to add a dash of bitters.