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Lost in Texas

Photo: Jody Horton; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas


Hands-on time 5 mins
Total time 5 mins
Yield Makes 1 serving
This refreshing beer cocktail balances a malty bock-style beer with fruit-tinged apricot brandy.


  • 6 tablespoons bock beer
  • 2 tablespoons vodka
  • 2 tablespoons Italian bitter liqueur
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. apricot brandy
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Ice
  • Garnish: orange peel strip

How to Make It

  1. Combine beer, vodka, liqueur, apricot brandy, lemon juice, and Angostura bitters in a cocktail shaker. Cover with lid, and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled (about 30 seconds). Pour into a 12- to 16-oz. glass filled with ice. Garnish, if desired.

  2. Note: We tested with Shiner Bock beer, Tito's Handmade Vodka, and Averna Amaro Italian bitter liqueur.