Georgia on My Mind

Beer, an increasingly popular mixer, adds carbonation and a pleasant funkiness to cocktails. The apricot ale here offers fruitiness, too.

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  • Servings: 8
KEY: Summer, Barbecue/Cookout, Cocktail Party, Cocktails, Staff Favorites

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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup lightly packed mint leaves, plus small sprigs for garnish
  • 12 ounces bourbon
  • 4 ounces crème de pêche (peach liqueur)
  • 4 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 2 ounces pure maple syrup
  • 24 ounces chilled apricot or peach ale, such as Samuel Smith’s Organic Apricot Ale
  • Ice

How to make this recipe

  1. In a pitcher, combine all of the ingredients except the ale, ice and mint sprigs and stir until the maple syrup is dissolved. Refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
  2. Add the apricot ale to the pitcher and stir well. Pour into 8 ice-filled highball glasses and garnish with mint sprigs.
Contributed By Photo © Christina Holmes Published July 2013

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