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Beer Cocktail: Prince Charles Don’t Surf

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
  • 1/2 oz. orgeat
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 4 oz. blonde ale
  • Tools:shaker, strainer
  • Glass:highball
  • Garnish:lemon wheel


Combine all ingredients except beer, and shake with ice. Strain into an ice-filled glass, top with beer and garnish.

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