Braulio Shandy (Valtellina)

January 22, 2015
4 Ratings
Photo by James Ransom
  • Serves 1
Author Notes

There are times when coming up with cocktails is a grind of a process -- you start with an idea, and test a seemingly endless number of variations on the theme until you either find one that works or give up in frustration. Then there are cocktails, like the Valtellina, that seem to spring fully formed from the foam. —Erik Lombardo

What You'll Need
  • 1 ounce Braulio amaro
  • 1 freshly squeeze orange
  • 4 to 5 mint leaves
  • Ommegang Witte Beer (or another wheat-style beer)
  • Twist of Orange
  1. Muddle the mint briefly in a shaker, then add the Braulio and orange juice.
  2. Meanwhile, fill an ice-filled highball 3/4 of the way up with beer.
  3. Add ice to the shaker, shake, and strain over the top of the beer. Garnish with an orange twist.

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2 Reviews

Matt F. June 25, 2015
If you can't find Braulio amaro I think cough syrup makes a great substitute. OK, perhaps that's a bit harsh, but I think a better direction for the herbaceous notes in a cocktail like this would come from something with an anise rather than menthol background note. Something like Strega or Pernod.
sansan123 January 28, 2015
In college we used to have "Wisconsin Barley Punch" beer and oj which was pretty tasty in early 80's. Have to source all the ingredients for the grown up version. Can't wait to try