Posted on May 14, 2014 by The Good Beer Folks

Mirella Amato is a well known and respected name in the beer industry. She has dedicated herself to helping people discover and explore beer since 2007. Through Beerology, Mirella regularly conducts fun and informative guided beer tasting sessions as well as beer dinners, food pairing workshops and seminars. She can also be seen hosting public beer tastings at various festivals. Mirella has recently released her first book Beerology: Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy Beer…Even More. The book will be hitting shelves across North America on May 27th and, in the meantime,  is available for pre-order from these online retailers.

The book includes all things beer, including various cocktail recipes. With summer upon us, we thought you would enjoy this recipe for a Cucumber Pils.

Cucumber Pils



This summery cocktail brings together the fresh fla­vours of cucumber and lime with herbal notes from both gin and pilsner. The resulting combination of flavours takes the refreshing nature of pilsner to a whole new level!

1 1/2–inch (4 cm) thick slices of cucumber  (peeled)
1 tsp (5 mL) granulated sugar
1/2 tsp (2 mL) lime juice  (juice of half a lime)
1/2 ounce (15 mL) gin
2 1/2 ounces (75 mL) pilsner* cucumber wheel for garnish

Cut the cucumber slices into thin strips. Muddle the cucumber, sugar and lime juice at the bottom of an 8-ounce (240 mL) rocks glass. Add gin and stir. Half-fill the glass with ice. Gently pour in the pilsner and garnish with a cucumber wheel.

*can also be made with common lager

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