Sunday, December 9, 2018

Skip and Go Naked

A reader submitted a recipe for this drink:
Skip and Go Naked
1 1/2 oz. gin
1 1/2 oz. sweet and sour mix
3 oz. beer
Combine ingredients over ice in a double old-fashioned or tall 8 oz. beer glass.
With it, he asked what kind of beer should be used. Please, if you have ideas, let them be known.

He further suggested this food pairing and requested an invitation to dinner:

Does this change your earlier answer?
He may be waiting for some time.

I researched the interwebs to find other references to this drink and found this one that combined beer and gin although it used lemon juice and grenadine instead of the sweet and sour mix.  Wikipedia includes a reference to this drink under their entry for Porchcrawler. Here, the sweetening agent is Sprite. bon app├ętit has a recipe for Vitamin C Brew using orange juice.

However, when browsing the internet for Skip and Go Naked (and not without some trepidation), I mostly found recipes combining beer with vodka. Some used lemonade while others used pink lemonade or pink lemonade concentrate. (The beer, vodka, pink lemonade concentrate combination often being referred to as the Panty Dropper or Pink Panty Dropper.)

What beer to use? I say stick to your favorite and forget the mixers. Beer, like coffee or potato chips, should not be monkeyed with. They're fine just as they are. They don't need mixers, creamers, or flavors.

But, I could be wrong. Let me know if you've tried this drink or some variant of it. 

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