Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Cindy Barr Photo by: Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Cindy Barr


The Haymarket cocktail plays with the notion of a beer cocktail and refines it. Lime and cucumber give this innovative cocktail a refreshing, subtle edge.

Cooking Light DECEMBER 2012

  • Yield: Serves 1
  • Hands-on: 2 Minutes
  • Total: 45 Minutes


  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 (1-inch) piece cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons Suze (bitter French liquor)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3 ounces pale ale (such as Titan's Great Divide)
  • 1 slice cucumber


1. Combine sugar and 1/4 cup water in a microwave-safe dish; microwave at HIGH for 2 minutes. Stir until sugar dissolves; cool.

2. To prepare cocktail, place cucumber piece in a martini shaker; muddle. Add Suze, juice, and 1 1/2 tablespoons syrup; reserve the remaining syrup for another use. Cover and shake. Strain mixture into a highball glass with ice. Top with beer; garnish with cucumber slice.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 172
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 20.4g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 3mg
  • Calcium: 4mg

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