Orange-and-Ale Vinaigrette

Orange-and-Ale VinaigretteRecipe
Photo: Hector Sanchez
Sean Paxton, founder of, cooks multicourse dinners with beer. This vinaigrette, which he makes with an India Pale Ale, shows beer's lighter side.


Makes 1/2 cup
Total time: 10 Minutes

Recipe from

Food & Wine

Recipe Time

Total: 10 Minutes


3 ounces Indian Pale Ale
1 tablespoon minced shallot
1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper


In a small bowl, whisk the beer with the shallot, orange zest, honey and mustard. Gradually add the oil in a thin stream, whisking constantly. Season the vinaigrette with salt and pepper and serve.