Spring Refresher

Spring Refresher

I made this drink by accident.  While making a gin and tonic, I realized mid lemon squeeze, that I didn’t have any fresh tonic water.  I wasn’t about to waste good juice and gin on flat tonic so I added a refreshing beer I had on hand as an on-the-fly substitute.  The elderflower liqueur adds just a wink of sweetness to soften the bitterness from the ale and the citrus.  Absolutely delicious on a warm day! FYI, using an overly botanical gin or IPA will ruin this drink.

Spring Refresher

May 12, 2020
: 2
: 5 min
: 5 min
: Easy Peasy

Refreshing summer cocktail highlighting


  • fresh lemon
  • fresh lime
  • elderflower liqueur
  • gin
  • blonde ale (St. Archer Blonde Ale works well)
  • Step 1 combine the juice from 1 lemon and 1 lime into shaker
  • Step 2 add equal amount of dry gin.
  • Step 3 add just a splash of elderflower liqueur.
  • Step 4 shake well and pour over ice cubes into two glasses and half way up.
  • Step 5 fill remaining glass with beer.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.