Super Summer Beer: Post-work Cocktail

After a nice, eight or nine hour day, it’s great to come home and have a casual, simple drink. My Super Summer Beer was inspired by three things:

  • bright, summer flavors (lemon)
  • rum that I got for free by mistake
  • a limited number of beers in the fridge (3) — time to make things last by creating mix drinks

Some people have qualms over mixing beer with liquor, and to that I say, “Dear boring individual, have you tried water?”

If you’re looking for a drink with subtle flavor to bum around with in the evening, give the following recipe a try:

Super Summer Beer
makes 2 drinks*


  • 1 pale ale (I used Rolling Rock)
  • 2 shots of your favorite pirate-approved rum (I used Captain Morgan)
  • 2-4 teaspoons of lemon juice (fresh would be better, but we can’t all live extravagantly)
  • 2 of your favorite cups


  1. Pour one shot of rum into each glass
  2. Pour half the bottle of beer into each glass
  3. squirt in 1-2 teaspoons of lemon juice into each glass; stir if you’re using fresh lemon juice
  4. Enjoy.





*for those who count their drinks: 1/2 beer + 1 shot of rum = 1 1/2 drinks. Math’s great.

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