Recipe courtesy of Dave Fernie

A Beer and a Ball

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 serving
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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:

1/2 cup turbinado sugar

1/2 cup distilled water

Directions

  1. 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.

Simple Syrup:

  1. 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.