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Cocktail recipe: Michelada Gingembre
© Lucas Allen

Michelada Gingembre

  • SERVINGS: Makes 1 Drink

Damian Windsor’s favorite low-alcohol cocktail had been the Shandygaff (citrus soda mixed with lager) until he created a version with fresh ginger juice and a hoppy IPA; it was delicious. Adding a dash of hot sauce made the drink even better.

  1. Ice
  2. 6 ounces chilled Sprite
  3. 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  4. 1 ounce Simple Syrup
  5. 3/4 ounce fresh ginger juice (grated from a 2-inch piece of fresh ginger and pressed through a fine strainer)
  6. Dash of jalapeño hot sauce
  7. 12 ounces chilled IPA-style beer
  8. Pinch of sea salt
  1. Fill a chilled pint glass halfway with ice. Add the Sprite, lemon juice, Simple Syrup, ginger juice and hot sauce; stir well. Add enough beer to fill the glass; top with the salt. As you finish the drink, continue to pour in more beer.