The wonderful weather has me thinking about lazy rooftop barbecues like the kind Miss M and I used to have. Simple cocktails, shrimp on the grill and fruity desserts. And what does a lady wear to a casual barbecue? A jersey maxi-dress, of course.
I think the drinks at a backyard or rooftop barbecue should be simple. The fewer ingredients the more of them that you can make, and the more of them that you can drink. This is a good, but dangerous, thing.
So how about a cocktail with just two ingredients?
Two bottles of Pale Ale
(I like Dogfish Head Shelter Pale Ale.)
1.5 cups sour cherry nectar
Fill a large pitcher with ice. I follow Martha’s directions and layer in lemon slices. Pour in both bottles of beer, then add cherry juice. Stir with a long spoon. Serve in tall glasses.