Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Get Your Hot Beer Here

Now my loyal Roxiticus Desperate Housewives readers know that Roxy loves her beer, but it has been so cold here in the Roxiticus Valley that I've been thinking about... hot beer. Naturally, there's a Google answer for everything, so I'm going to share with all of you a recipe for hot/mulled beer. The WikiHow page promises, "For most of beer's 100 centuries of history, people enjoyed it without any kind of refrigeration, and so can you. This sweet, creamy recipe will warm you up on any cold, winter night." I haven't tried it yet, but I'm wondering if anyone out there has??


  • 12-16 oz decent-quality beer
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 pinch ground ginger, or 1 slice (sometimes called "coins") of ginger, about 1/4" long
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1-2 pinch(es) cinnamon, or 1" section of a cinnamon stick
  • 1 pinch ground cloves or 2-5 whole cloves
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  • Put beer in a small saucepan and add spices
  • Heat beer and spices in a small saucepan on low to medium-low heat. If the beer begins to boil, turn down the heat. The beer will begin to foam, but should subside after a minute or two.
  • Separate the egg white from the egg yolk and put in a small bowl. This recipe only uses the egg yolk.
  • Add two teaspoons of sugar to the egg yolk.
  • Beat the sugar and yolk with a whisk or fork until it becomes nearly white (it's the hardest part!).
  • Optional but recommended - Temper the yolk mixture. To prevent "scrambling" the egg yolk mixture by the heat of the beer, you can temper the mixture by adding 1-2 tablespoon(s) of the hot beer to the yolk mixture very slowly and mixing thoroughly.
  • Add the yolk mixture slowly to the warm beer and continue to heat for 5 minutes. Stir gently.
  • Add honey to taste.
  • Use a strainer to sieve out any egg pieces that may have formed, if you like. This likely will not have happened if you tempered the yolk mixture before adding it to the beer.
  • Drink and enjoy!


Spicybugz said...

I think Dr Corny would like this. I will have to go out and get some beer this week and try it out. I will let you know :)

Mike Sachsen Anhalt said...

i had never thought that drinking hot beer would be possible.
I know that in Europe drinking hot wine at christmas time is really popular!
However, the recipe do not seem easy to proceed, but i have to test it,
I ll do it and post a video on youtube as soon as possible, i ll provide you th elink later!


Erik said...

Kewl! what point do we light it? :)

Matt said...

Hmm, I think I will wait to see if anyone else is brave enough to try it. Cold beer is fine no matter how cold it is. 8-)

RoxiticusDH said...

That's Erik, always wanting to set something on fire...for the fire-eaters among us, we light the hot beer just before we drink it of course!


Julia Agence Matrimoniale said...

It sounds really strange for a German guy that I am. The best is really fresh beer with friends...
But I will try and I say you the result.