This Cocktail Has Beer As A Main Ingredient

The first time I heard that there were cocktails with beer as a main ingredient, I was like, "Ew, no way, and no thanks!" It just seems like beer, liqueurs, and syrups would not marry well at all. But, I could not have been more wrong. Beer cocktails are awesome, and I'm upset it took me 11 years of legal drinking to realize it. I invite you to participate in this discovery and try the Cold In The Shadows cocktail.

Admittedly, people either fall into "love it" or "hate it" camps when it comes to bitters like Campari. I love this spirit, and it’s a great buy because it’s very versatile. For starters, you can mix up a simple Negroni, but you can also do things like a Three Ingredient Brooklyn Float and boozy Popsicles

Find the recipe for the Cold In The Shadows below, and be sure to raise a glass to beer cocktails at some point this weekend. 
Photo credit: Jenny Lederer.
Cold In The Shadows
Created by Pamela Wiznitzer of  Seamstress
Yields 1 cocktail 

1 oz Campari
1 oz lime juice 
1/2 oz honey syrup (1:1 ratio of honey to water)
4 raspberries
Anderson Valley IPA
Crushed ice       

1. Mix 1/4 oz of water with a 1/4 oz of honey and mix well to make honey syrup. Set aside.

2. Put your raspberries in a large glass and muddle them with the back of a wooden spoon.

3. Add the Campari, lime juice, and honey syrup and mix well.

4. Add in 1 1/2 oz of the beer and mix well.

5. Fill another glass with crushed ice and then add in the mix.

6. Top off with the rest of the beer and enjoy.

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