The Honey Beer

honey bear cocktailLooking to jazz up a bottle of pale ale? Give this combo of gin, lemon, honey and beer a whirl.

1 1/2 oz. gin
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. lemon zest
Pale ale
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: pilsner
Garnish: wildflower honey and kosher salt, to rim the glass; lemon twist

Dip half the Pilsner rim in honey and then lightly in kosher salt. Shake all ingredients  together except the beer. Strain over fresh ice into the prepared Pilsner glass. Top with beer and garnish with a lemon twist.

Jill Schulster, JoeDoe, New York, NY