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Cherry Ale Beer Cocktail

Paritha Wannawanit (Pang) with Tania and James
Pickled cherries, Belgian beer, and bitters makes a refreshing summer glass perfect to celebrate the end of the fruit's season.
Course Beer, Cocktail

Ingredients
  

  • 1-2 Belgian Beer preferable Kasteel Rouge Amber
  • 3-4 pitted pickled sweet cherries OR fresh cherries Find the recipe for the pickled cherries in the link above
  • 1-2 fresh squeezed lime juice
  • a few stems thyme
  • dashes of traditional bitters such as Angostura bitters

Instructions
 

  • Squeeze lime juice into a large pitcher. Add thyme and muddle until oils/flavors are released. Strain out the thyme and discard. Add cherries (leaving a few for garnish) and muddle until coarsely crushed and juices are released. Divide lime juice/cherry mixture into 4 chilled glasses. Top with beer, add a few dashes of bitters and garnish with a fresh cherry on top.