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Photo: Jody Horton; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas  

Lost in Texas

This refreshing beer cocktail balances a malty bock-style beer with fruit-tinged apricot brandy.

Southern Living NOVEMBER 2013

  • Yield: Makes 1 serving
  • Hands-on:5 Minutes
  • Total:5 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

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.

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

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