Raspberry Beer Float + All Things Easter link-up & giveaway

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Last month, on a rainy and cool Sunday, I had the luxury of having brunch with my mom at Parc Brassiere in downtown Philadelphia. We were seated at the window and I got to leisurely sip cafe au lait while dining on a mushroom tart, niçoise salad and of course, pomme frites.

With the food and ambience, it was a scene straight out of Paris (ahhhhh.)

Then this caught my eye on the dessert menu.

Raspberry Beer Float | Teaspoonofspice.com

Beer Floats? Mai oui!

As my Mama isn’t much of a mid-day drinker, we ended up splitting a lovely Pot de Crème instead but I knew I’d be making my own version of a fruity beer float soon.

And that day has come. (That was my long segue into today’s theme: All Things Easter link up & giveaway.)

All Things Easter:  Colleen of Souffle Bombay and Heather of Real: The Kitchen and Beyond decided to gather 26 bloggers to share some of their Easter Entertaining Ideas with you! From dinner recipe ideas to Easter Basket stuffers, we got you covered with many creative posts below (along with prize giveaway details.)

 Ideas for Leftover Easter Eggs

Giant Deviled Egg | Souffle Bombay

Easter Breakfast Recipe Ideas

Easter Breakfast Casserole | How I Pinch A Penny
Baked French Toast | O’Boy! Organic
Dutch Baby | The Naughty Mommy

Easter Dinner Recipe Ideas

Scallion & Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes | Musings of a Housewife
Baked Cheesy Broccoli & Rice Casserole | We’re Parents!?
Cheesy Potato Casserole | Coupon Cutting Mom

Easter Dessert Recipe Ideas

Peanut Butter Eggs | Real: The Kitchen & Beyond
Toasted Angel Food Cake Parfait | What the Heck’s a Bonbon?
Allergy Friendly Cookies | Chockababy
Individual Lemon Meringues | Pandora’s Deals
Peeps in the Pond Trifle | Opera Singer in the Kitchen
Rice Krispie Pops/Chocolate Covered Pretzels | A Grande Life

Easter Cocktail Recipe Ideas 

Raspberry Beer Float | Teaspoon of Spice
The Peter Cottontail Cocktail | Can’t Google Everything
Bunnytail-tini | Mommy Snapped 

Easter Decorating Ideas

Easter Printable | Diapered Daze and Knights
Easter Centerpiece | The Vintage Mom
Jellybean Tree Centerpiece | Look What Mom Found

Easter Gift Ideas

Allergy Friendly Non-Toxic Easter Basket | Mom-Blog  
Naturally Dyed Wooden Easter Eggs | Inspired Family
Sugar Free Easter Basket Ideas | philly fun 4 kids

Easter Fun

5 Easter Activities for Kids | Mama Teaches
Pretzel Tours – An Alternative to Easter Egg Hunts | Homeroom At Home
Taking Great Easter Photos | Life with Kaishon

Frugal Easter Basket Ideas & Menu

5 Frugal Easter Ideas | The Centsible Life
Easter Egg Pass | A Life in Balance

My contribution is an Easter Cocktail (along with an idea for an Adult Easter Basket.)

Do you still wish the Easter Bunny would leave you some treats (or maybe he does?)

In my dream world, I’d get some Prosecco in my basket along with Belgium style beers like Chimay and fruit lambics. Then I’d whip up some Raspberry Beer Floats for the grown-ups to enjoy while the kids hunt eggs.

Raspberry Beer Float | Teaspoonofspice.com

If you aren’t familiar with lambics, they are a Belgium style beer made by spontaneous fermentation where wild yeast falls naturally into vats (vs. specified yeast strains added directly to the vats.) Generally, these beers are aged 1 -3 years and are often flavored with fruit. Popular flavors include Framboise (raspberry), Kriek (cherry) Cassis (black currant), Peche (peach) and Pomme (apple.) And while they are delicious on their own, now that I’ve made a fruit beer float, there’s no turning back.

Raspberry Beer Float

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup raspberry sorbet
  • 1/3 cup Greek vanilla frozen yogurt
  • 10 fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 10 ounces Lambic raspberry beer (I used Lindemans Framboise)

Directions

  1. Scoop the sorbet and frozen yogurt into a tall glass. Add raspberries. Slowly pour the beer, stopping halfway to let the bubbles recede a bit before pouring in the rest of the beer. Serve immediately with a straw and/or a long spoon.
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So, onto the giveaway and what can you win: We have 2 prize pack giveaways from some super cool sponsors (many thanks to these companies!) including:

Prize Pack #1 

All Things Easter Prize Pack #1 | Teaspoonofspice.com

  • Signature Spice Box Set from the Spice House (wait till you try the Vulcan’s Fire Salt!)
  • John Boos Maple Cutting Board ...it has handles!

Prize Pack #2

All Things Easter Prize Pack #2 | Teaspoonofspice.com

  • Bakers Spice Box from The Spice House (the Chicago Sugar will change your life!)
  • Set of decadent chocolates from Divine Chocolate
  • Flutes & Pearls Egg Tray from Wilton Armetale
  • Tree Hut Duo of Shea Sugar Scrub and Body Lotion

ENTER BELOW! (Giveaway is open to U.S. residents who are 18 years or older. No purchase necessary to enter. Giveaway will end 4/24/14 at 11:59 PM EDT.)

Good luck and follow along via #AllThingsEaster on social media this week and visit our All Things Easter Pinterest Board!

Raspberry Beer Float | Teaspoonofspice.com

So, have you ever had lambics (fruit beers)? What would you like the Easter Bunny to put in your Easter Basket?

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Comments

  1. says

    I do not like beer BUT, I discovered Lindaman’s Framboise about 10 years ago and whenever it is on a menu….my husband and I get it! We have even found it on tap twice! It is delicious and worth every penny (Santa brought a case once of the large bottles – oh my) This float is fun and I am sure delicious! Can’t wait to share it with my hubs!
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    • says

      I NEVER liked beer until I went to Europe and had really good Belgium style beers! I’ve never seen Lindamens on tap – very cool :) Love that Santa brought you a case – he’s brought me Chimay before :)

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