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This weekend, our town happens to host one of the largest bike festivals in the nation – infusing every nook and cranny with a rumbling energy. Bikes Blues and Barbecue just seems to call for beer – and this Ginger Beer cocktail is what we are sipping tonight in appreciation of all the people involved in the event – whether a band member, participant, volunteer, restaurant or organizer.


ginger beer

2 teaspoons ginger juice

2 (12 ounce) bottles of amber beer, chilled

4 cups ginger beer, chilled

1/2 cup dark rum

Stir together ginger juice, beer, ginger beer and rum. Pour mixture into pilsner glasses and garnish each with a cherry.


Recipe adapted from Southern Living, October 2012