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Shandy Maker

Image: Emily Wong

This beer cocktail adds a hoppy IPA to 100-proof bourbon, some citrus and the kicker: muddled fresh marjoram, resulting in a variety of summery flavors that blend together nicely.


  • 2-4 leaves fresh marjoram
  • 1 3/4 ounces Old Forester 100-proof bourbon
  • 3/4 ounce grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 3 ounces Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA, chilled
  • Garnish: grapefruit twist


  1. In a mixing glass, dry-muddle the marjoram.

  2. Add all of the other ingredients except the beer, plus ice, and stir until chilled.

  3. Strain into a pint glass over fresh ice.

  4. Top with the beer and stir briefly and gently to combine.

  5. Garnish with a grapefruit twist.