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Photo by Ashley Stelzer

One Sunset

Red grapes may seem more at home in a wine glass, but we love the pop of flavor they add to this refreshing beer cocktail.

6 red grapes
10 fresh mint leaves
2 oz. vodka
3/4 oz. Aperol
3/4 oz. simple syrup (1:1)
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 oz. amber lager
Ice cubes
Tools: mixing glass, muddler, barspoon, strainer
Glass: Collins
Garnish: red grape and fresh mint sprig

In a mixing glass, gently muddle grapes and mint leaves. Fill the mixing glass halfway with ice and add remaining ingredients, except, beer. Stir until well chilled, then strain into a Collins glass, top with beer and garnish.

 

Excerpted from Beer Cocktails, by Howard and Ashley Stelzer. Reprinted with permission from The Harvard Common Press.

 

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