Alhambra Reserva 1925 Beer Pickled Eggs

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Recently the good people at Alhambra got in contact with me asking if I would be interested in creating a tapa recipe inspired by traditional Spanish Cuisine, to enjoy with their Alhambra Reserva 1925 beer. I of course jumped at the chance thinking I would like to do something that incorporated the beer in the dish this is what I came up with.


Beer Pickled Eggs
You may have had a pickled egg before from the chip shop, if not you are missing out! Essentially they are boiled eggs preserved in vinegar, doing so the eggs take on some of the vinegar flavour making a rather lovely treat to go with your chips. I thought why not incorporate the Alhambra Reserva 1925 with the vinegar and see if I could impart some of the beers lovely hoppy flavour into the eggs and the results did just that! The result is something that really wouldn’t look out of placed served up with your beer as a tapa in Madrid.

Alhambra Reserva 1925 Pickled Eggs (Beer Pickled Eggs)




6 Hard-Boiled Eggs
1 Bottle of Alhambra Reserva 1925 Beer
1 small bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar
2 Tbsp Pickling Spice
4 Tbsp Salt
2 Tbsp Pepper
1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
1 Large sealable jar (I used a kilner jar)


Hard boil the eggs, if you don’t know how to do that click here. Personally my household loves eggs so we have a dedicated egg boiler, fancy I know you can buy one here.
Once the eggs have cooled peel them then pierce each with a fork to enable the pickling liquid to penetrate and flavour the eggs more effectively.
In the jar place the pickling spice, salt, pepper and garlic powder.

Place the eggs in the jar.

In a separate jug combine the Alhambra Reserva 1925 Beer and the vinegar then pour over your eggs making sure they are covered with some space to swim.

Seal the jar then gentley give the jar a bit of tip back and forth to mix up all those spices and seasonings.
Place the jar in the fridge for two weeks to let those eggs pickle and really absorb the flavours of the beer etc.


Sit back and enjoy your eggs with a ice cold Alhambra Reserva 1925 beer!


Competition Time!

So now you know my tapa and beer pairing what would be your perfect tapa for pairing with Alhambra Reserva 1925? Comment below and you could win a heritage set of Alhambra Reserva 1925 beer to enjoy with your own tapa creations!’
The deadline for entering this competition will be the 30th Oct when one of the beer experts at Alhambra will pick their favorite tapa comment.

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  1. Best Tapa? Almendras al Pimentòn & Bouquerones! Nothing better to pair with a Beer.

  2. Its got to be beer-battered calamari using the beer for the batter as well as an accompaniment :-)

  3. Well Duncan I have to agree that the humble Bravas are a fine choice.
    I would love to try Mussels -a la marinera. A nice combination.

  4. I love arroz negro which looks weird but tastes delicious. Or for something more simple, you can’t beat tortilla de patatas.

  5. My mouth is watering at the thought of these tapas ideas lads !
    I would have to say my favourite accompaniment for this high quality beer would be Morcilla de Burgos.
    The richness of the pudding would be cut nicely by the beer.
    Must try the eggs too, looks tasty

  6. Some great tapas above, tapatantastic. With the delicate flavour of Alhambra I would like to try chochos fritos de calamar.

  7. Calamari fried in garlic oil and then rested in tomato and basil sauce and pieces of grilled bread.

  8. I would go for some croquetas de jamon. Ideal to munch with a cold beer, Might make some when I get home now I’ve thought if tham!

  9. Gambas al ajillo are delicious especially with beer and my ultimate tapas fave are Patatas bravas with a little chilli gives them a little kick washed down with Alhambra makes the perfect partnership. So many lovely tapas bars and restuarants in Granada Spain its so very hard to decide which one to try as you are completely spoilt for choice.

  10. Pork slow cooked with a spicy Spanish sauce, not sure of its name but I had it years ago in Barcelona