Here's my version of a Boiler Maker, something a little like a whiskey sour with beer!
Bouldin Creek Boiler Maker
1.5 oz Maker's Mark Bourbon
.5 oz lemon juice, fresh squeezed
.5 oz Saison Dupont Ale simple syrup*
cherry and orange slice for garnish
In a shaker filled with ice combine all ingredients and shake. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice, garnishing with a cherry and an orange slice.
*To make the simple syrup:
Heat one 750ml bottle of Saison Dupont (or try another belgian ale - or any flavorful beer of your liking) and add 20 oz. sugar. Do not boil! Stir until dissolved and remove from heat and cool a bit. Skim the head if necessary. Add 10 oz. of vodka and stir. I poured most of this back into the beer bottle, added a pour spout and keep it in my fridge. It makes a TON so share your leftovers. I'll be drinking these all winter - with friends!