Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Rye Whiskey Cocktails

Here Comes the Sun

Image: Travis Mitchell

Washington, D.C., restaurant and bar Roofers Union gets high marks for its beer program, so it’s little surprise that some suds have bled into the cocktail list. As the drink’s name would suggest, the Here Comes the Sun is bright in both color and flavor. Rye whiskey lends a spice and depth that play well with the ginger and lemon. A splash of wheat beer ties the citrus and spice elements together, giving the whole shebang a refreshingly fizzy mouthfeel.

This recipe originally appeared as part of “5 Beer Cocktails for Your Summer Parties.”



  1. Add the whiskey, syrup and lemon juice into a shaker with ice and shake.

  2. Strain into a chilled coupe.

  3. Top with the beer.

  4. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

  5. *Ginger syrup: In a small saucepan, heat 1/2 cup fresh ginger juice (squeezed from freshly grated ginger root) until warm (but do not let boil) over low heat. Add 1 cup sugar, and whisk until sugar is dissolved. Store the syrup in a sealed container in the refrigerator until ready to use.