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Wayfinder Brewing | Portland, OR

This slightly spicy beer cocktail, a combination of lime, cachaça, hopped wheat beer and habanero syrup was designed by Jacob Grier for Wayfinder Beer in Portland, OR.

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces Novo Fogo Barrel Aged Cachaça
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce habanero syrup (see Editor's Note)
  • 1 small handful cilantro
  • 2 ounces wheat beer (Grier uses Wayfinder’s "Definitely Not,” a hopped wheat beer, but any wheat beer will do)

Directions
  1. Pour the beer into a chilled cocktail glass.
  2. Separately, add all of the remaining ingredients to a cocktail shaker.
  3. Add ice and shake until cold.
  4. Fine strain directly into the beer.
Editor's Note

Habanero Syrup:
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
5 habanero peppers, sliced in half and de-stemmed

In a small pot, combine the sugar and water over medium heat. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Add the peppers, cover, and let steep for 20 minutes. Strain out the peppers and refrigerate the syrup.