I Say, I Say…Son

I Say Son a beer cocktail
Photo by Allison Ferre

Courtesy Bryan Galligos, head bartender, Bacchus Bar, Portland, OR

The name of this straightforward drink is a play on the trademark phrase of Warner Bros. cartoon character Foghorn Leghorn, as well as a reference to saison, a carbonated, fruity, spicy pale ale.

Beer Cocktails for People Who Love Beer (and Even Those Who Don’t)
  • 1 ½ ounces Scotch whisky
  • ½ ounce honey syrup (2 parts honey to 1 part hot water)
  • ½ ounce lemon juice
  • Saison or farmhouse-style ale, to top
  • Lemon peel (for garnish)

In cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine first three ingredients. Shake well, and strain into rocks glass. Top with beer. Twist lemon peel over drink to express essential oils, then use to garnish.

Published on January 26, 2018
About the Author
Kara Newman 
Spirits Editor

Kara Newman reviews spirits and writes about spirits and cocktail trends for Wine Enthusiast. She’s the author of several cocktail books, including Shake.Stir.Sip., NIGHTCAP: More than 40 Cocktails to Close Out Any Evening and Cocktails With a Twist, released August 2019. Email: spirits@wineenthusiast.net

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