Mercure Beer Cocktails - Recipe Book

DISCOVER LOCAL WITH MERCURE WE ARE PROUD TO BE LOCALLY-INSPIRED, WHICH IS WHY WE WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU JUST HOW INSPIRED WE ARE. TAKE A MOMENT TO BROWSE THROUGH AND DISCOVER OUR MERCURE HOTELS’ LOCAL BEER COCKTAIL RECIPES, CREATED WITH LOCALLY-SOURCED ALCOHOL AND CREATIVITY.

BIERGARITA

MERCURE HOTEL AMSTERDAM CENTRE CANAL DISTRICT’S LOCAL BEER COCKTAIL TAKES THE CLASSIC MARGARITA COCKTAIL AND GIVES IT THEIR OWN LOCAL TWIST: HEINEKEN BEER. ALTHOUGH HEINEKEN IS THE WORLD’S MOST INTERNATIONAL BREWER NOWADAYS, IT ACTUALLY ALL STARTED IN AMSTERDAM, 150 YEARS AGO, WHERE THE HEINEKEN EXPERIENCE IS NOW HOSTED. IN FACT, THIS RENOVATED OLD BREWERY CAN EASILY BE REACHED BY FOOT IN JUST 8 MINUTES FROM MERCURE HOTEL AMSTERDAM CENTRE CANAL DISTRICT.

MERCURE HOTEL AMSTERDAM CENTRE CANAL DISTRICT

NOORDERSTRAAT 46, 1017 TV AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

INGREDIENTS • 30ML BLUE CURACAO • 30ML LIME JUICE • 20ML TEQUILA • 15ML TRIPLE SEC

INSTRUCTIONS 1. POUR THE INGREDIENTS IN A GLASS IN THE FOLLOWING ORDER: BLUE CURACAO, LIME JUICE, TEQUILA, TRIPLE SEC AND FINALLY 7UP. 2. TOP OFF WITH HEINEKEN UNTIL THE GLASS IS FULL.

• 60ML 7UP • HEINEKEN

CAMPBIERIE

MERCURE HOTEL AMSTERDAM CITY BLENDS THE BITTER CAMPARI WITH THE FRESH BROUWERIJ ‘T IJ IJWIT TO PRODUCE THEIR OWN LOCAL BEER COCKTAIL: THE CAMPBIERIE. BROUWERIJ ‘T IJ IS A SMALL BREWERY IN AMSTERDAM, THAT BREWS A VARIETY OF BEERS, INCLUDING ITS MUCH LOVED IJWIT. LOVED BY BOTH LOCALS AND VISITORS, THE IJWIT BOASTS A UNIQUE TASTE THAT BRINGS FLAVORS OF SPICE AND CITRUS TO YOUR PALATE. INTRIGUED BY THIS BEER COCKTAIL? MERCURE HOTEL AMSTERDAM CITY WILL BE HAPPY TO MIX ONE UP FOR YOU.

INGREDIENTS • 35CL CAMPARI

INSTRUCTIONS 1. FILL A LONGDRINK GLASS WITH ICE. 2. ADD THE SMIRNOFF VODKA AND CAMPARI. 3. TOP OFF WITH IJWIT. 4. GARNISHWITH THE DRIED ORANGE PEEL ON THE RIM OF THE GLASS.

• 35CL SMIRNOFF VODKA • BROUWERIJ ‘T IJ IJWIT • DRIED ORANGE PEEL

MERCURE HOTEL AMSTERDAM CITY

JOAN MUYSKENWEG 10, 1096 CJ, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

AMSTERDAMNED

MERCURE HOTEL AMSTERDAM WEST BOASTS THEIR 2019 “HOPTAIL”, THE AMSTERDAMNED. THIS COCKTAIL CAN EASILY BE ADAPTED TO DIFFERENT BRANDS OF LOCAL DUTCH WHITE BEER. THIS KEEPS THE COCKTAIL’S RECIPE AND TASTE FLEXIBLE, AS MANY CRAFT BEERS ARE CREATED IN AMSTERDAM AND EACH IS UNIQUE.

INGREDIENTS • HALF A TUMBLER OF LOCAL DUTCH WHITE BEER • 40ML AMSTERDAM DRY GIN • ICE CUBES • SODA • LEMON AND MINT FOR GARNISH

INSTRUCTIONS 1. ADD THE BEER, GIN AND ICE CUBES TO THE TUMBLER. 2. TOP OFF WITH SODA. 3. GARNISHWITH LEMON AND MINT.

MERCURE HOTEL AMSTERDAM WEST

OUDE HAAGSEWEG 20, 1066 BW, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

DUTCH TALE

MERCURE HOTEL DEN HAAG CENTRAL USES A VARIETY OF LOCALLY-SOURCED INGREDIENTS, FROM THE HOTEL’S OWN GREENHOUSE, THE HAGUE AND AMSTERDAM, IN ITS OWN LOCAL BEER COCKTAIL. THE VAN KLEEF JENEVER IS A CLASSIC, ONE THAT HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE 1842 AND COUNTS AS THE LAST REMAINING LIQUEUR AND JENEVER BRAND IN THE HAGUE. IN JUST TENMINUTES, YOU CAN EVEN ACCESS THE VAN KLEEF MUSEUM FROM THE HOTEL. OF COURSE, LET’S NOT FORGET ABOUT THE SECOND MAIN INGREDIENT: KOMPAAN BEER. KOMPAAN IS A LOCAL CRAFT BEER BREWERY, OPENONLY SINCE 2012 IN THE HAGUE. IN THIS RECIPE, THE KOMPAAN PILSNER IS USED, KNOWN FOR ITS REFRESHING AND CITRIC TASTEWITH A BITTER EDGE.

INGREDIENTS • 50ML VAN KLEEF JENEVER FROM THE HAGUE • 20ML BOLS TRIPLE SEC FROM AMSTERDAM • 10ML OF OUROWNMERCURE HONEY • 50ML PILSNER KOMPAAN BEER FROM THE HAGUE • 15ML LIME JUICE • MINT TOPPING FROM OUR OWN GREENHOUSE

INSTRUCTIONS 1. FILL A BALLOON GLASS WITH ICE CUBES. 2. SHAKE THE JENEVER, TRIPLE SEC, HONEY AND LIME IN A COCKTAIL SHAKER. 3. STRAIN THE INGREDIENTS INTO THE BALLOON GLASS. 4. ADD THE KOMPAAN BEER. 5. GARNISHWITH MINT AND A THINWEDGE OF LIME.

MERCURE HOTEL DEN HAAG CENTRAL

SPUI 180, 2511 BW, DEN HAAG, THE NETHERLANDS

DE BIERGARITA 1717 IS A CREATION BY MERCURE HOTEL GRONINGEN MARTINIPLAZA THAT INCORPORATES THREE DIFFERENT ALCOHOLS, INCLUDING THE 1717 MARTINUS. THE MARTINUS BREWERY IS FAMILY BUSINESS THAT STARTED IN JUST 2015 IN THE CENTER OF GRONINGEN, NEAR THE GROTE MARKT, WHERE THEIR OLD PRINTING BUSINESS WAS. IN JUST A FEW YEARS, MARTINUS BEER HAS BECOME LOVED BY LOCALS. FUN FACT: THE 1717 IS NAMED AFTER THE GRONINGEN FLOOD FROM 1717. IT IS A WHITE BEER THAT CAN EASILY BE DESCRIBED AS SUMMERY, THANKS TO ITS REFRESHING AND DELICATE AROMA OF CITRUS AND STYRIAN GOLDING HOP. WHEN STAYING AT MERCURE HOTEL GRONINGEN MARTINIPLAZA, IT IS A PERFECT MOMENT TO TASTE DE BIERGARITA 1717 AT THE HOTEL BAR BEFORE HEADING OFF FOR A GUIDED TOUR OF THE MARTINUS BREWERY.

DE BIERGARITA 1717

INGREDIENTS • 110ML 1717 MARTINUS • 15ML TEQUILA • 15ML COINTREAU • LIME JUICE FROM 1/2 LIME • 1 LIME WEDGE • SALT

INSTRUCTIONS 1. APPLY SALT TO THE GLASS RIM. 2. POUR THE 1717 MARTINUS, TEQUILA AND COINTREAU INTO THE GLASS. 3. POUR THE LIME JUICE INTO THE GLASS. 4. ADD ICE CUBES TO THE GLASS. 5. CUT A NICE SLICE OF THE REMAINING LIME AND USE IT AS GARNISH.

MERCURE HOTEL GRONINGEN MARTINIPLAZA

EXPOSITIELAAN 7, 9727 KA, GRONINGEN, THE NETHERLANDS

AMERICAN JUS DE MER

AFTER THREE YEARS OF BREWING EXPERIMENTS IN THEIR GARAGE, TWO FRIENDS STARTED THE JUS DE MER BREWERY CLOSE TO MIDDELKERK BEACH IN OSTEND. THEIR BREWERY IS IN FACT LOCATED IN THE INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE PREVIOUS BREWERY LE LION D’OR THAT DATES BACK FROM THE 19TH CENTURY. NOW, THEIR BEER IS USED IN MERCURE HOTEL OOSTENDE’S OWN LOCAL BEER COCKTAIL, THE AMERICAN JUS DE MER. THIS BLOND BEER IS THE FIRST JUS DE MER, BLENDING SUBTLE FRUITY AND SPICY TASTES WITH A BALANCED BITTER AFTERTASTE.

MERCURE HOTEL OOSTENDE

LEOPOLD II LAAN 20, 8400, OSTEND, BELGIUM

INGREDIENTS • 15ML MARTINI VERMOUTH • 15ML CAMPARI

INSTRUCTIONS 1. FILL A GLASS WITH ICE.

2. ADD THE MARTINI AND CAMPARI. 3. TOP OFF WITH COLD JUS DE MER. 4. ADD A FEWDROPS OF GRAPEFRUIT JUICE. 5. FINISHWITH GRAPEFRUIT ZEST. 6. GARNISHWITH A SLICE OF GRAPEFRUIT.

• 165ML JUS DE MER • A FEW DROPS OF GRAPEFRUIT JUICE • 1 GRAPEFRUIT FOR GARNISH • ICE

THE GOLDEN BACH

THE GOLDEN BACH IS MERCURE HOTEL ROESELARE’S LOCAL CREATION. USING RODENBACH CLASSIC, THE HOTEL ADDS TO THEIR COCKTAIL A SWEET AND SOUR FRUITY TASTE, ACCENTUATED BY THE ALCOHOL’S TIME SPENT MATURING IN OAK CASKS. THE RODENBACH FAMILY BREWERY HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE 1821, KNOWN FOR ITS TYPICAL FLEMISH RED-BROWN ALE FROMWEST FLANDERS. AT MERCURE HOTEL ROESELARE, YOU CAN TASTE A MODERN TWIST TO THIS CLASSIC LOCAL BEER.

MERCURE HOTEL ROESELARE

ACCENT BUSINESS PARK, KWADESTRAAT 149, 8800, ROESELARE, BELGIUM

INGREDIENTS • 10ML RODENBACH CLASSIC • 5ML PROSECCO • 5ML GRAPEFRUIT JUICE • 2ML SUGAR SYRUP

INSTRUCTIONS 1. STIR ALL THE INGREDIENTS TOGETHER IN A SHAKER AND SERVE IN A LARGE GLASS WITH PLENTY OF ICE. 2. FINISH BY POURING A LITTLE BIT OF RODENBACH CLASSIC ON TOP OF THE ICE AND GARNISHWITH A TWIG OF MINT AND SLICE OF LIME.

• 2ML LIME JUICE • MINT AND LIME

THE WHITE MONK IS MERCURE HOTEL TILBURG CENTRUM’S STAR OF THE MOMENT, CONTINUOUSLY APPRECIATED BY GUESTS. HERE, TWO LOCALLY- SOURCED ALCOHOLS ARE USED TO MAKE IT A DELIGHT BOTH FOR THE PALATE AND THE EYES. LA TRAPPE WITTE TRAPPIST IS BLONDE BEER THAT BOASTS A REFRESHING TASTE IN WHICH ONE WILL FIND A SLIGHTLY SOUR, FLORAL AND FRUITY AROMA WITH A HINT OF SPICE THAT REMINDS PEPPER AND CLOVES. THIS BEER IS AN AUTHENTIC TRAPPIST PRODUCT, MEANING IT IS BREWED IN A TRAPPIST MONASTERY, UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF THE MONASTERY’S MONKS AND WHOSE PROCEEDS ARE MEANT FOR THE UPKEEP OF THE MONASTERY AND CHARITIES. THIS BEER, RICH IN HISTORY, IS COMPLIMENTED WITH PULCINOS ARANCELLO, A FRUIT LIQUEUR MADE IN TILBURG.

THE WHITE MONK

MERCURE HOTEL TILBURG CENTRUM

HEUVEL 37, 5038 CP, TILBURG, THE NETHERLANDS

INGREDIENTS • 30ML PULCINOS ARANCELLO • 15ML GINGER SYRUP • 10ML FRESH LIME JUICE • 100ML LA TRAPPE WITTE TRAPPIST

INSTRUCTIONS 1. SHAKE THE ARANCELLO, GINGER SYRUP AND LIME JUICE TOGETHER. 2. POUR IN A GLASS AND TOP OFF WITH THE WHITE TRAPPIST.

SUMMER PUNT

MERCURE HOTEL ZWOLLE SOURCES ITS LOCAL BEER FROM THE PUNT BREWERY IN GRONINGEN. INSTEAD OF ADDING NEWAROMAS AND INGREDIENTS TO THEIR BEER, PUNT LOOKS AT THEIR PRODUCT IN A MORE TRADITIONAL MANNER. PUNT BEER SHOULD ONLY INCLUDE THE FOUR ORIGINAL AND INTENDED INGREDIENTS: WATER, MALT, HOPS AND YEAST. THIS IS WHY THEIR BRAND IS SIMPLY CALLED PUNT. THIS WHITE BEER DELIVERS SWEET AND SPICY CITRIC AROMAS TO THE BEER COCKTAIL, ACCENTUATED BY THE SOURNESS OF THE LEMON AND BITTERNESS OF THE APEROL ADDED TO THE FINAL BEVERAGE. AN IDEAL DRINK FOR A BREAK AT MERCURE HOTEL ZWOLLE.

INGREDIENTS • 30 CL PUNT WHITE BEER • 30 ML APEROL • 30ML LEMON JUICE

INSTRUCTIONS 1. FILL A GLASS WITH THE ICE CUBES. 2. ADD THE APEROL AND LEMON JUICE. 3. TOP OFF WITH PUNT WHITE BEER. 4.GARNISH WITH A SLICE OF LEMON ON THE RIM OF THE GLASS AND ONE IN THE GLASS

• 2 SLICES OF LEMON, ONE FOR GARNISH AND ONE TO PUT IN THE GLASS • 6 ICE CUBES

MERCURE HOTEL ZWOLLE

HERTSENBERGWEG 1, 8041 BA, ZWOLLE, THE NETHERLANDS

KRIOJITO

AT MERCURE BLANKENBERGE STATION THEY LIKE TO ‘SHAKE’ THINGS UP A BIT BY USING THE TYPICAL BELGIAN BEER ‘BELLE-VUE KRIEK’ TO ADD COLOR TO THE WELL KNOWN REFRESHING MOJITO. THE FAMOUS BELGIAN KRIEK- LAMBIC BEER IS OFTEN CALLED THE ‘CHAMPAGNE OF BEERS’ AND HAS A DARK RED COLOUR AND A SURPRISINGLY FRUITY TASTE. BY MIXING THE TYPICAL LOCAL TASTE WEST-FLANDERS ‘KRIEK’ BEER WITH THE CLASSIC, SUMMER TASTE OF THE MOJITO - THERE IS NO BETTER PLACE TO ENJOY A BEAUTIFUL DARK RED SUNSET THAN ON THE BEACH OF BLANKENBERGE.

INGREDIENTS • 1 KRIEK BELLE-VUE BEER • 20 ML HAVANA RUM • CRUSHED ICE • 1 SPOON OF CANE SUGAR • SOME MINT LEAVES • 2 ML LIME JUICE

INSTRUCTIONS 1. TAKE A BIG COCKTAIL GLASS 2. PUT IN CANE SUGAR, FRESH MINT LEAVES AND LIME JUICE 3. CRUSH THE INGREDIENTS WITH A MUDDLER 4. ADD THE RUM 5. ADD THE CRUSHED ICE INTO THE GLASS 6. FILL UP SLOWLY WITH THE BELLE-VUE KRIEK 7. ADD A SLICE OF LEMON AND A MINT LEAVE FOR DECORATION

MERCURE BLANKENBERGE STATION

KONING LEOPOLD III PLEIN, 8370 BLANKENBERGE, BELGIUM

RASPBERRY BEER MOJITO

MERCURE HOTEL ANTWERP CITY CENTRE CREATED A REFRESHING BEER COCKTAIL THAT WILL PROBABLY BE PARTICULARLY POPULAR WITH THE FEMALE GUESTS. THE RASPBERRY BEER MOJITO IS A VARIATION ON THE CLASSIC DRINK, WHICH ADAPTED (ANDWE SHOULD SAY, IMPROVED) ITS USUAL RECIPE BY REPLACING SPARKLINGWATER AND SUGAR COMBINATION WITH FANTASTIC LOCALLY BREWED RASPBERRY BEER. HAVE A TASTE OF THIS AUTHENTIC LINDEMANS FRAMBOISE BEER, FROM A SITE ESTABLISHED AS A LAMBIC BREWERY ON A FARM IN VLEZENBEEK, WHILE SITTING RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ANTWERP CITY CENTER. THE IDEAL COCKTAIL TO ENJOY WARMER DAYS WHILE TAKING A BREAK FROM YOUR CULTURAL DISCOVERIES IN THE MAGNIFICENT AND CENTURIES-OLD CITY.

MERCURE ANTWERP CITY CENTRE

QUINTEN MATSIJSLEI 25, 2018, ANTWERP, BELGIUM

INGREDIENTS • 1/2 LIME IN PIECES

INSTRUCTIONS 1. PLACE THE LIME WEDGES IN A TALL GLASS AND CRUSH THEM WELL WITH A MUDDLER. 2. ADD THE MINT LEAVES AND BRUISE A LITTLE FURTHER, WITHOUT DAMAGING THE LEAVES TOO MUCH. 3. THEN POUR THE RUM AND RASP- BERRY BEER AND STIR GENTLY. 4. FILL THE GLASS WITH ICE AND GARNISH WITH SOME RASPBERRIES.

• 10 MINT LEAVES • 2.5 CL OF RUM • 15 CL RASPBERRY BEER • 3 RASPBERRIES

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