Altstadt

Adam Bernbach, 2 birds 1 stone | Washington DC

A tiki-fied shandy, the Altstadt (the German term for “historic city center”) combines two seemingly opposite flavor styles—German-Austrian and tropical—for a pleasantly spicy, herbaceous beer cocktail. Adam Bernbach intuitively pairs the spiced nature of both Austrian pine liqueur and falernum to warm up a crisp lager and then balances it all with a dose of tangy lime.

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 1 ounce Zirbenz Pine Liqueur (see Editor's Note)
  • 1/2 ounce falernum
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 3 ounces lager, Vienna-style

Garnish: lime wheel and sprig of rosemary

Directions
  1. Add pine liqueur, falernum and lime juice to a Collins glass.
  2. Add ice and top with lager.
  3. Garnish with a lime wheel and a sprig of rosemary.
Editor's Note

If you don't have Zirbenz on hand, subbing in an herbal amaro like Braulio will work in a pinch.

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