There is one dish that I always picture in my mind when it comes to bringing people together and that is dip. There are a wide variety of dips out in the world that range from onion to spinach and artichoke to so many others. Wherever there are dips there is always a huddle of people ready to partake. One thing that is always found by a dip is of course some sort of scooping vessel to dive into that dip. There are tortilla chips, potato chips, or if you want to be healthy then veggies work as well. When searching for recipes for Make Your Own Happy Hour Adventures I came across a dip that sounded very unique.

Website of Inspiration

You read the title correctly, Beer Dip! Because who doesn’t want to be able to get tipsy through the food they eat? The beauty of this dip is you can use whatever beer that your heart desires. For those of you that know me then you know that I do not enjoy beer. So I’m probably not the best person to ask when it comes to choosing a beer for the dip. Since I don’t like beer I don’t have any beer in my fridge whatsoever. Luckily for me, the other day a neighbor had offered me a beer and after saying no many times they still gave it to me. I guess this was a huge stroke of luck because it was going to come in handy for this Adventure!

4 Ingredient Cocktail

First thing’s first, let’s get our drink assembled. You may be thinking the bottle of vodka looks very familiar. Well if you read the Expensive “Happy Hour” Adventure then you would recognize it as the bottle I got from Eureka!. I figured I was doing everyone a disservice by not treating it as a proper cocktail ingredient. I got the mint specifically for a cocktail you’ll be seeing on Tuesday’s Happy Hour Adventure. However, I’m not going to let that beautiful fresh mint go to waste for a single cocktail.

Mint Watermelon Vodka Cooler

I honestly don’t have a name for this concoction that I came up with so let’s just keep it simple with the Mint Watermelon Vodka Cooler. All I did was muddle five of the mint leaves with the juice of half a lime. Then I put in 2 ounces of vodka and 3 ounces of the Watermelon Cucumber Cooler from Trader Joe’s. Then as always I got to shaking. I can’t let this beautiful pink concoction be left without some garnishes. So a sprig of mint and a lime wedge did the trick. The watermelon and mint flavor together truly make this cocktail a perfect summer cocktail. Plus the crisp clean taste of the vodka allowed the lime juice to come through. I could easily sip on a couple of these on a hot summer day to cool down.

4 Ingredient Dip

Four simple ingredients are all it takes to create this boozy dip. As you can see the beer that I was given was a Modelo. I don’t think I’ve ever had a Modelo before this and to say I would be using it for the dip instead of drinking it for the first time was quite something. I’m just messing. You don’t need a whole can of beer to make this so you get to drink the rest of it after you pour what you need. Two ingredients on the table are two that you have seen in plenty of Make Your Own Happy Hour Adventures. The cream cheese and cheese can be spotted in the Cheesy Chorizo Bites and the Fried Jalapeño Poppers Adventures. One thing I ended up changing from the original recipe was the seasoning. It had said to use a traditional ranch packet seasoning to put into the dip. Thanks to my mom I had some buffalo ranch seasoning to use instead.

Beer Dip and Pretzels

After combining all of those ingredients, your dip ready for your dipping pleasure. In this case, the recipe calls for pretzels as the perfect match for this dip. It makes sense to me because after all Germans do knew what they were doing by serving pretzel and beer during Oktoberfest. Although I don’t think a Mexican Lager is a good match in this scenario. The buffalo ranch seasoning did not pair well with the flavor of the Modelo unfortunately. So I ended up storing it in the fridge for a day before trying it again. I think after a day the Modelo flavor died down a bit and made the dip a little more bearable to enjoy.

I just noticed that the ingredients for both the dip and the cocktail came in fours which makes things simple for anyone to master. Just make sure you pick the right beer because it makes or breaks the dip.

Website: Beer Dip

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This question will be unlike the past ones that I have done before and it will involve some creativity from you. What would you name the cocktail in this Adventure?

Let me know down below in the comments and be sure to share with friends and family that would enjoy this Happy Hour.

May the adventures continue! Cheers!

 

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  1. I'm not super creative. I'd probably call it the same thing you did but just drop the "vodka" from the name, only because I bet u could use the same ingredients with a different alcohol and it would still be good.

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