Gilt Taste shared the recipe for this drink, which comes from Prime Meats in Brooklyn. If you like wheat beers like Hefeweizen, you will probably be a fan of the Sidewalker, as the fruity flavor of the beer shines through. After my first sip, I thought, "Huh. It tastes like Hefeweizen," but then I realized the beer is rounded out by the apple brandy, with bright pops of lemon juice and apple cider vinegar balanced with the sweetness of maple syrup. Using vinegar in a cocktail might sound odd, but it adds a pleasant sourness that is refreshing.
Beer cocktails have become a staple in my household this year, with Campari and IPAs being my official drink of Summer 2011, and I'm pleased to have found an autumnal beer cocktail to see me through the season.
Get the recipe: The Sidewalker at Gilt Taste
What do you like to drink during unseasonably warm weather?
(Image: Anjali Prasertong)