Along with being one of the oldest drinks in the world, beer also counts as one of the most popular drinks of all time. After water and tea, beer is the third most popular drink.
Here are some reasons to elucidate why people love beer so much.
- For one, it tastes good, unlike most other alcoholic drinks.
- It is uniquely diverse, with almost every flavor of beer being available in the market.
- It has a lot of history and great culture associated with it.
- Lesser alcohol content, as compared to other alcoholic drinks
What is a mini beer?
Mini beer, also known as little beer, as the name suggests, is a little version of the beer. Its flavour is similar to sweet vanilla (due to the heavy cream used in making a mini beer shot) with a tinge of alcohol in it.
How to make a mini beer shot?
Mini beer has the simplest recipe and also requires only 2 ingredients. The two things that you would require are:
- Licor 43
- Heavy cream
Licor 43: Licor 43 is a vanilla-flavoured, sweet liqueur produced in Spain. It gets its name from the number of flavouring ingredients used to prepare it, which is 43. Licor 43 can be enjoyed on its own, with coffee, or as a popular cocktail ingredient.
Mini beer shots recipe
Follow the given easy steps to make your mini beer shots.
- Take a shot glass and fill 2/3 of it with chilled Licor 43.
- On the top of Licor 43, add a layer of heavy cream to create a heavy foam on the top. You can pour the cream over the back of a spoon, or just pour it very slowly so that the final appearance and the entire formation of the ‘foam head’ is better.
- Your mini beer shot is ready, you can pour it in as many glasses as you want to and enjoy it with friends.
Health benefits of beer
Now that we know mini beer is nothing but a tiny version of a beer shot, let us also discuss some useful things about beer.
Given below are some health benefits of beer:
- Heart health
There have been pieces of evidence that drinking alcohol can actually be good for your heart. Consumption of alcoholic beverages, including beer, is said to promote heart health by reducing the risk of developing any type of heart disease in normal people. Drinkers with moderate alcohol intake have been observed to be 30 to 50% less prone to coronary heart diseases, atherosclerosis, and heart attacks when compared to non-drinkers.
Light to moderate usage of alcoholic drinks reduces the risk of an ischemic stroke but increases the risk of a hemorrhagic stroke.
However, these stats can greatly differ in people with already developed serious heart diseases or conditions, and alcohol or beer works differently for them in this regard. Heavy usage of alcohol among people having a history of heart attacks, is associated with an instant likelihood of death.
- Better thinking capacity with growing age
After people reach their 70s or 80s, it is generally observed that people who have had a drinking experience or habit maintain their thinking capacity better than non-drinkers. However, this is general knowledge that when we say beer consumption, we always mean ‘moderate’ consumption. Heavy consumption ends up affecting the body negatively, including thinking abilities at old age.
- Reduced risk of diabetes
People who consume beer or alcohol in moderate amounts are associated with a lesser risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Also, moderate drinkers who already have type 2 diabetes seem to have a reduction in the risk of developing coronary heart disease, as compared to non-drinkers.
- Longevity in life
According to several studies, moderate drinkers have a longer life and are better than drunks. By now, we’ve somewhat understood that moderate drinking is not bad for our bodies. Though, of course, heavy drinking comes with a lot of risks and it is never advisable. Moderate drinking has many benefits, hence, you must grab a beer for health purposes.
However, for moderate drinking, beer is one of the most perfect drinks because it has a lower alcohol content compared to other alcoholic drinks, and also because of its larger volume compared with wine or spirits.
- Beer helps improve cholesterol
Apart from itself being cholesterol-free, beer has also been found to be able to improve the cholesterol in your body. Beer helps keep up the HDL or the ‘good’ cholesterol levels in your body and also power-flushes your entire system.
Beer is effective in fighting certain types of cancers in the body. However, this might be needed to be looked into further, since there are not very conclusive results.
- Rich in vitamin B
Beer is highly rich in vitamin B, especially folic acid, which is a known cure for preventing heart attacks. Beer also absorbs unhealthy junk like fat in your body, because of its high soluble fiber content. It has good levels of some metals like magnesium and potassium are also highly beneficial for our bodies.
Amazing household uses of beer
A few random, household uses of beer also include using it as a polish, because of its acidity. Beer can also be used to garden pests and capture flies. All you have to do is pour some beer into a shallow container and cover it with perforated plastic wrap.
This makes the surrounding flies dive into it, and it becomes difficult for them to find their way out of it. Also, beer can be used to repair the brown spots in your house as well.
Along with this, beer also has some beauty applications like using it for bathing, or as a conditioner. It also provides lustre to your hair, owing to its proteins and Vitamin B rich ingredients. Alcohol is a known antiseptic, and the yeast present in beer is very helpful in softening the skin.
This is all about mini beer, or little beer, as you may call it. We hope this helps!