Cold in the Shadows Cocktail Recipe

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Cold in the Shadows Cocktail Recipe

If you have ever tried drinking beer and cheese, then you know that it could seem like a strange combination, but Pamela Wiznitzer, a seamstress based in New York City, has shown that it is possible. She offers a terrific cocktail called Cold in the Shadows that differs from a typical Campari cocktail. Cocktails like this take advantage of both beer and aperitifs in one, so it can be a nice place to start dinner. This tasty drink is perfect for eating with friends at casual dinner parties-especially those that feature a grill. The tart aperitif goes well with fresh lime and honey syrup, as well as the delicious raspberry liqueur from St. George Spirits. All of that is shaken just a few times before a great craft beer is added and the magic potion is served over crushed ice.


  • Drinking fresh lime juice is also recommended. Therefore, when you let the lime fruit warm up to room temperature and press it gently between your palms, you will have the ability to extract more juice.
  • You can use your favorite IPA or Anderson Valley IPA for this drink, but Anderson Valley IPA is the recommended beer.
  • If, after the first few sips, you think the drink could benefit from more beer, you can add it.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Cold in the Shadows Cocktail Recipe is 2 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Cold in the Shadows Cocktail Recipe is 479 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Cold in the Shadows Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • cocktail shaker


  • highball glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 1/2 ounces IPA beer
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz raspberry liqueur
  • 1/2 oz honey syrup
  • orange and lemon slices (for garnish)

Steps to Make It

  • Pour the raspberry liqueur, Campari, lime juice, and honey syrup inside the cocktail shaker.
  • Add the beer to the tin, then whip shake (shake just a few times).
  • Strain the drink into a highball glass filled with crushed ice.
  • Finish with orange and lime slices then add straw. Serve and enjoy.

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