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Bul's Eye!

Posted on September 6, 2011 at 10:00 PM

Some people are beer purists. Each beer type has a special glass. The idea of putting a lemon in anything but a Hefeweizen is tantamount to treason. Confusing with an IPA with an ESB is as crazy as saying you have ESP in your IPO.



To you I say bul! No, not bull. Bul! As in the refreshing beverage sipped by Cubans that incorporates beer, ginger ale, and lime juice. Never heard of it? Never fear, I’ll show you how…



You’ll need four limes, 1 – 12 oz can of light beer, 1 – 12 oz can of ginger ale, 1 – 2 tablespoons of sugar, and ice.



Juice enough limes to make 1/3 cup. You’ll need about 3 limes for this. (Hints: Nuking your limes for 5-10 seconds will help get the juices flowing. A citrus reamer will make quick work of the juicing.) Thinly slice the remaining lime for garnish.



Pour the lime juice into a pitcher, then add one 12 oz can of your favorite light beer. Make sure the beer is cold!



And one 12 oz can of chilled ginger ale.



Add one to two tablespoons of sugar, to taste, and stir it up until the sugar is dissolved. (Superfine or baker’s sugar makes this go faster.)



Serve it over ice and add a lime slice garnish.



This is the perfect beverage to enjoy with a Cubano, a toasted Cuban sandwich. Stay tuned for that recipe next week!


Categories: Cocktail Time

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Reply Kristi
7:53 AM on December 16, 2016 
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Reply Oscar C
2:48 PM on May 2, 2013 
I grew up on the border to Mexico in a small town in west Texas called Presidio. Across the border is this town called Ojinaga where they would make a similar drink of the same name. It was very popular at a certain bar but I have NEVER heard this drink being made anywhere else. I suppose the owner of the bar got the idea from Cuba. Here is the recipe for a "Bul" Ojinaga style. Haha

1 Light Beer (XX Lager, Bud Light, Miller Lite, etc)
1 shot of Gin
1 shot of Rum
1 shot of Lime Juice (you can add more if you desire but this is a good starting point)
1 shot of Simple/Cocktail Syrup

Pour all the ingredients over ice or in a large cup, you want PLENTY of ice so the larger the cup the better. 32oz Cups work great! I also used to put the mix in a pitcher to share with guests.

Awesome summer drink! Enjoy!
Reply Missy
2:19 AM on April 13, 2012 
Hmmm.....I don't particularly care for beer, but I wonder if I might like this.
Stopping by from SITS!
Reply Ashley
10:03 AM on April 12, 2012 
I'm definitely going to have to give this a try! It looks amazing!!!
Reply Molly
1:14 PM on September 25, 2011 
That's what we like to hear! :)

Race Car Daughter says...
Okay, this beer cocktail is darn good. They go down almost a little too easy! Notice I say 'they', as in more than one!
Reply Race Car Daughter
6:19 PM on September 24, 2011 
Okay, this beer cocktail is darn good. They go down almost a little too easy! Notice I say 'they', as in more than one!
Reply Sunshine
7:59 PM on September 12, 2011 
I can't wait to try this!