Skittles Shots? Try Them at Tap 42

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Nicole Danna
"When I was creating the craft beer cocktails I was having a hard time keeping them from being too watery," said Nast. "Finally, a light bulb went off and I said 'why not make a beer simple syrup?'"

Like her herb infused syrups, Nast reduced a blend of three beers (Harpoon's Leviathan Imperial IPA, Magic Hat #9, and Brooklyn Lager) to make a beer concentrate. The end result is a flavorful beer-syrup that takes this classic cocktail to the next step to become a hoppy-sweet, smooth drink.

And Nast also makes Skittles shots, best described by a Tap 42 bartender: "You made my favorite candy a drink!"

Nast infuses Svedka vodka mixed with a pound or so of single-hued Skittles for two weeks before straining and displaying the candy-colored drinks -- red, purple, yellow, green -- in large glass dispensers at the end of the bar, where they glow like neon liquid lava lamps.

Never one to sit idle, Nast said she is currently working on a list of seasonal cocktails that will utilize the plethora of pumpkin beers getting ready to hit the taps at Tap 42. She's also working another project: a specialty menu of non-alcoholic cocktails.

"There have been some challenges so far, but I think that -- with the crowd we attract -- and the interest that's out there for craft [beverages], these drinks will do just as well as the beer," said Nast. "These [drinks] are different. You're not going to find these anywhere else."

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Nicole Danna


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Tap 42

1411 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Music

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Floribrew
Floribrew

@Tap42Bar Thought about coming up tonight but decided we should wait for better weather.

Tap42Bar
Tap42Bar

@Floribrew hear that.....we still like you.....

Floribrew
Floribrew

@Tap42Bar Sometime in the next couple of weeks I'll be Dm'ing you about getting a table reserved :)

tvmediagurugirl
tvmediagurugirl

@Tap42Bar @cleanplatebpb I prefer white gummy beat shots

JohnnyOMGBeer
JohnnyOMGBeer

@soflonicole I'm not sure about the skittle shot but my show @OMGBeer omg was there. Good selection and nice place.

MiamiMaltBomb
MiamiMaltBomb

@soflonicole @cleanplatebpb I'll pass on the Skittles but would love to try the other cocktails.Don't need to be old to mix great cocktails!

soflonicole
soflonicole

@MiamiMaltBomb I agree, that girl's got talent. Cheers!

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