Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Bourbon Cocktails

Beggar's Banquet

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Beer-tails are really easy to make, says Michael Przybyl, the beverage manager at David’s Club at the Hilton Orlando. They maintain their effervescence when they’re gently stirred rather than vigorously shaken. “Beer has become very sophisticated and is the perfect base for a cocktail,” he says. “Besides, why should liquor have all the fun in a cocktail?” Short answer: It shouldn’t.

This recipe originally appeared as part of “5 Build-in-the-Glass Bourbon Cocktails to Make at Home.”


  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 3/4 ounces maple syrup
  • 1/2 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 5 ounces lager, chilled
  • Garnish: orange wheel


  1. Add the bourbon, maple syrup and lemon juice to a rocks glass and stir.

  2. Add ice cubes, top with lager, and stir gently to combine.

  3. Garnish with an orange wheel.