Draft of Drafts

The Kitchen hosts give you their first round draft picks for their favorite game day brews. We’ve got the perfect beer for every football fan and all the beer basics with our “Draft of Drafts”.

The Kitchen hosts have a "Draft of Drafts" to select their go to beers for game day, as seen on The Kitchen, season 30.

The Kitchen hosts have a "Draft of Drafts" to select their go to beers for game day, as seen on The Kitchen, season 30.

It’s that time of the year. Time for the Kitchen’s “Draft of Drafts”! Each host shares their picks for the best beer to enjoy on the Big Game Day.

Jeff Mauro has the first pick. How about a bourbon barrel-aged stout? It’s great because of the rich and oaky flavor. It’s the perfect beer to start things off before switching to a lighter brew. This MVP is a great option for your stout-loving guests.

Next up, Katie Lee Biegel drafts a classic light beer. She loves it for its crisp and refreshing flavor. Light beer is easy to drink and good to have on hand for your guests who don't often drink beer. It also has a low ABV, making it Katie’s first round pick to enjoy throughout all four quarters.

Alex Guarnaschelli selects a domestic Belgian-style white beer. She likes the creamy head and refreshing balance of flavors. Belgian-style white beer has a delicious combination of citrusy acidity, sweetness, a creamy mouthfeel and some peppery notes. It’s sure to be a crowd pleaser with beer drinkers.

Geoffrey Zakarian has the final first round draft pick. He went for a citrus sour with a refreshing, slightly hoppy flavor. He transforms his beer into a “Brewsky” Sour Cocktail. Chef Zakarian mixes whiskey, egg whites, lime juice and simple syrup for the ultimate game day sipper.

Geoffrey Zakarian makes a Brewsky Sour, as seen on The Kitchen, season 30.

Geoffrey Zakarian makes a Brewsky Sour, as seen on The Kitchen, season 30.

Brewsky Sour

Recipe courtesy of Geoffrey Zakarian

  • Large ice cubes
  • 1 egg white from a medium egg
  • 4 ounces whiskey
  • 2 ounces lime juice
  • 2 ounces simple syrup
  • 2 Luxardo cherries
  • 6 ounces citrus sour beer

Into a cocktail shaker with ice, add the egg white and shake. Add the whiskey, lime juice and simple syrup. Shake until chilled. Drop large ice cubes and a Luxardo cherry into each of two chilled tall glasses. Strain the cocktail into the glasses. Top each cocktail with the 3 ounces of the beer and serve.

Yield: 2 cocktails

Active Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ease of preparation: easy

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