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Author Notes: This cocktail was created by Kenaniah Bystrom, bar manager of Essex. The IPA syrup is a cinch to make, and very much worth the effort. If you're looking for other uses for the syrup, try it in a riff on an Old Fashioned: shake together 2 ounces rye whiskey, 2 dashes orange bitters, and 1/4 ounce IPA syrup. Strain; then garnish with an orange peel.MollyandBrandon

Serves 1

The cocktail

  • 1 1/2 ounce bourbon or rye
  • 1/2 ounce Campari
  • 1/2 ounce IPA syrup (see below)
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 lime wedge, for garnish
  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the bourbon (or rye), Campari, IPA syrup, and lime juice. Add ice, and shake vigorously for 10 to 12 seconds. Strain into a coupe or martini glass, and garnish with a lime wedge.

The IPA syrup

  • 12 ounces IPA (ideally a light, floral IPA, such as Avery - or, barring that, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale)
  • 1 teaspoon orange flower water
  • 12 ounces granulated sugar
  1. Combine the beer and orange flower water in a saucepan, and bring to a simmer. Add the sugar; then remove the pan from the heat, and whisk until the sugar is fully dissolved. Chill thoroughly before using.
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3 days ago davidcha

I had a couple of these the other night - great cocktail! The IPA syrup represents in a nice suble way. I usually shift from Negroni's to Boulevardier's around this time of year; however I think I'm going to mix up a batch of these babies instead.


4 months ago gingerroot

I love bourbon and I love your Campari Shandy. Can't wait to try this!


6 months ago Kelly

I liked this, but there is very little IPA taste. I'm going to experiment with less sugar and see how it turns out. If you're a big beer fan and you're hoping for a delicious marriage of all these flavors, I think you would be a bit disappointed.


11 months ago LeeLeeBee

IPA Old Fashioneds... oh my goodness. The best possible drink.