A Beer and a Ball

Recipe courtesy Dave Fernie at Playa
Show: Summer's Hot Cocktails Episode: Summer's Hot Cocktails
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TOTAL TIME: 15 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 5 min
 
YIELD: 1 serving
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 2 fresh sage leaves
  • 1 fresh grapefruit segment
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce bitter Italian aperitif (recommended: Campari)
  • 1 ounce Italian aperitif (recommened: Aperol)
  • 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup, recipe follows
  • Ice cubes, for shaking
  • 1 1/2 ounces pale lager beer (recommended: Miller High Life)
  • 1 grapefruit wedge, for garnish
SIMPLE SYRUP:
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Directions

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the sage leaves and grapefruit segment with the lime juice. Add the Italian aperitifs and Simple Syrup. Fill the shaker with ice cubes, top the shaker, create a seal and shake vigorously. Remove the top and add the beer. Strain into a double old-fashioned glass and garnish with the grapefruit wedge.

This recipe was provided by restaurant professionals and may have been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.
In small skillet, bring the sugar and water to a boil, stirring until dissolved. Allow to cool to room temperature. Seal and store what is not used in the refrigerator.
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