Beertini

The Midwestern barroom staple.

In certain pockets of the Midwest, the combination of beer and olives is known as the Beertini, a drink deeply engrained in barroom culture. What the drink lacks in a colorful origin story, it makes up for in simple best practices: Craft beer varieties need not apply, and the olives can only be green, the kind most often found swimming in their own juices on dusty bar tops.

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 12 ounces beer, preferably Grain Belt
  • 4 to 5 green olives
  • 1/2 ounce olive brine (optional)

Directions
  1. Pour beer into a chilled mug.
  2. Add in the olives and olive brine, if desired.