It’s 5-O’Clock Somewhere: Spicy Lemon Lager

April 25, 2014

Pop quiz: What’s more refreshing than a nice cold beer? That’d be a nice cold beer spiked with citrus. With a generous squeeze of lemon, a hint of lime and a wink of orange bitters, this crafty cocktail spices things up even further with fresh serrano peppers. Summer, we’re ready when you are.


WHAT YOU’LL NEED4 oz. lager or ale
1 oz. mezcal
1 oz. lemon juice
½ oz. lime juice
¼ oz. agave
2-4 slices fresh serrano pepper
2 dashes orange bitters


In a cocktail shaker, muddle the citrus juices, agave and serrano slices to release the heat from the peppers. Add the mezcal, bitters and ice and shake vigorously. Double-strain into a glass (we pulled out our Helianthus Goblets for the occasion) and top with the beer. Garnish with an extra lemon wedge and pucker up.