Recipe courtesy of Lemuel's Bar & Lounge at Conrad Dublin

Beer and Loathing

Ireland is practically synonymous with Guinness, but for the past few years the country's iconic brewery has been branching out beyond stout. In this pilsner-based cocktail, grapefruit juice and bitters help bring out the beer's otherwise hard-to-detect citrus flavors.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 1 cocktail
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Ingredients

3/4 ounce Aperol

1/2 ounce fresh grapefruit juice

1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice

1/2 ounce honey syrup 

2 dashes grapefruit bitters

Pilsner, for topping

Grapefruit twist and mint sprig, for garnish

Directions

  1. Fill a glass with ice cubes and crushed ice. Combine the Aperol, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, honey syrup and grapefruit bitters in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into the prepared glass.
  2. Top with beer and garnish with a grapefruit twist and mint sprig.
  3. Honey Syrup
  4. Heat equal parts honey and water in a saucepan, stirring, until the honey is dissolved. Let cool.