A riff on the Army & Navy cocktail, this San Diego sipper adds gin and citrus to an orgeat-rich highball topped with beer. The drink’s unexpected elements find a harmonious balance “that creates a refreshingly daytime, sun-is-out drinking experience,” says San Diego bartender David Kinsey.
1 oz. gin
½ oz. orgeat
½ oz. fresh lemon juice
1 dash Angostura bitters
4 oz. blonde ale
Tools: shaker, strainer
Garnish: lemon wheel
Combine all ingredients except beer, and shake with ice. Strain into an ice-filled glass, top with beer and garnish.
David Kinsey for Sycamore Den, San Diego
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