How To Make a Boozy Bottle Rocket

New Orleans barman Steve  Yamada on how to cap your own pocket-size cocktails.

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What you’ll need for a “Shot and a Beer”

• The Fizz Giz: A carbonator to chargeliquids with CO2 ($29,

• 2 oz. Rittenhouse rye whiskey

• 1 oz. beer syrup (2 bottles IPA reduced in half on the stove, then cooled and stirred with 1 cup sugar)

• ¼ oz. Cointreau

• 2 dashes Angostura bitters

• ¼ cup water

• Pinch of citric acid


1. Funnel all ingredients into a large, clean plastic bottle.

2. Charge it with the Fizz Giz and shake, then chill for at least six hours.

3. Open the bottle slowly and funnel into a clean mini beer bottle. Cap it, share with a lady, and then have a burping contest!

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