Summer cocktails around here are supremely inviting. Something you feel like you could drink all day. That's mostly accomplished through a very light touch on the hard stuff and an emphasis on citrus. Today's cocktiail is no different.
MSV presents the Brew Mot. Essentially, it's something like a vieux mot re-imagined as a shandy. The result is heavenly. It's gently fizzy, bright and floral, and includes a little hit of Knox Whiskey Works' really nice gin. It begs to be sipped poolside. Or anywhere else it's hot.
4 oz fresh grapefruit juice
1 oz gin, such as Knox Whiskey Works
3/4 oz St. Germain
1/2 oz simple syrup
4 oz chilled German- or Czech-style Pilsner
Fill a pint glass (or a large Collins glass) a little less than half-full with ice.
Fill a cocktail shaker half-full with ice. Add grapefruit juice, gin, liqueur, and simple syrup. Shake to chill and strain into glass. Top with cold beer and gently stir.