Best of Both Worlds, Pt. 2

Sean Hoard, Teardrop Lounge | Portland, OR

A shandy in a punch bowl, the Best of Both Worlds, Pt. 2 is Teardrop Lounge‘s rum-infused ode to summer. Without the addition of Miller High Life, the drink would be a semi-tropical marriage of golden rum with lime and sweet-tart raspberry gomme (a raspberry syrup), but the beer topper turns the drink into a marriage of high-low, which is just Portland, Oregon’s drinking style.



  • 4 1/2 ounces rum (preferably Appleton V/X)
  • 3 ounces sweet vermouth (preferably Carpano Antica)
  • 2 12-ounce bottles Miller High Life
  • 1 1/2 ounces lime juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces raspberry gomme
  • 1 1/2 ounces demerara syrup (2:1, demerara sugar:water)
  • 6 dashes Angostura bitters

Garnish: mint bouquet, crazy straws, fire (optional)

  1. Add all ingredients, except High Life, to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake with a few ice cubes.
  3. Strain over crushed ice into a punch bowl.
  4. Pour High Life bottles over top (be sure to wedge bottles in the ice, inverted when serving).
  5. Garnish with a mint bouquet.