Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Bourbon Cocktails

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.


  • 1 3/4 oz Old Forester 100-proof bourbon
  • 3/4 oz Grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 oz Lemon juice
  • 1/4 oz Simple syrup
  • 3 oz Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA
  • Fresh marjoram
  • Garnish: Grapefruit peel


  1. Dry-muddle the marjoram.

  2. Add all of the other ingredients except the beer, and give it a quick stir.

  3. Strain into a pint glass, and add ice.

  4. Top with the beer, and garnish with the grapefruit peel.