To toast his new role at Tasting Table, PDT mixologist Jim Meehan mixed up a big cold pitcher of wheat beer, cassis and an old-school French apéritif called Byrrh. He calls the fizzy, sunset-colored punch a Beer Cassis. We call it the Official TT Drink of Summer.
If you get the ingredients nice and cold before mixing, consider adding ice to the individual glasses instead of the pitcher.
Recipe by Jim Meehan, Tasting Table Drinks Editor
Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: N/A
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
4 ounces Byrrh, chilled
1 ounce Cassis, chilled
1 750ml Belgian-style Strong Pale Ale, preferably Brooklyn Local 1
Lemon slices, for garnish
Orange slices, for garnish
In a pitcher, combine the Byrrh, Cassis, beer and ice. Using a wooden spoon, mix until well chilled. Garnish with lemon and orange slices. Serve.