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Recipe courtesy bartender Mike Jones, Sable Kitchen & Bar, Chicago

“This is a light and refreshing beer cocktail (reminiscent of a shandy) inspired by a classic Moscow Mule,” Jones explains. “The smokiness of the mezcal is balanced by the honey, while the cucumbers add a refreshing balance to the ginger.”

  • 3 cucumber slices
  • 1 ounce Del Maguey Mezcal Vida
  • 1 ounce Corralejo Reposado Tequila
  • ¾ ounce ginger syrup (such as The Ginger People Organic Ginger Syrup)
  • ½ ounce honey syrup (stir together 2 parts honey to 1 part hot water)
  • ¾ ounce lime juice
  • Miller High Life beer
  • Cucumber ribbon, for garnish

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the cucumber slices. Add mezcal, Tequila, ginger and honey syrups, lime juice and ice. Shake well, and strain into a pilsner glass over fresh ice. Top with beer. Garnish with cucumber ribbon.

Published on June 9, 2016