Hops Jump from Brewery to Bar in Aromatic Cocktails

Kate Bernot

Beer cocktails can be the most refreshing thing you drink, as long as they are balanced. Done poorly, they’re watery and inelegant. But that inspiration bartenders find in brewing can find a more subtle place on cocktail menus in the form of hops, the bright, resinous flower of the humulus lupulus plant. These fresh cones, when infused into liquor or syrup, pull double duty in terms of aromatics and flavor, and...