The Brewdriver, a Beer Cocktail with Vodka, Aperol, and Gose

Kindred Spirits by | Jun 2017 | Issue #125
photo courtesy of The Local Peasant

Crafted at The Local Peasant in Sherman Oaks, Calif.

This cocktail pays homage to a rural upbringing and a reverence for tongue-in-cheek craft cocktails. The idea here is to spice up the traditional screwdriver with Aperol and Bauchant, which give unique notes of orange. The carbonation of a Modern Times Fruitlands Tropical Fruit Gose adds extra effervescence to the drink along with tart, salty, and tropical fruit notes. Tito’s Vodka is the perfect way to booze up the cocktail and adds slightly sweet and citrusy notes of its own without overwhelming the more complex flavors.

2 oz Modern Times Fruitlands Tropical Fruit Gose (or another Gose, like Anderson Valley Blood Orange Gose or Two Roads Passionfruit Gose)
1 oz Tito’s Handmade Vodka
3/4 oz Aperol Aperitivo
1/4 oz Bauchant Orange Liqueur
1 oz fresh-squeezed orange juice
orange peel for garnish

Combine vodka, Aperol, Bauchant, and orange juice in a snifter. Top with ice, then Gose, and give a quick stir. Garnish with a fresh orange peel marked around half the glass.