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Cocktail of the Week: Birch Beer

Sure, a glass of wine or a beer is a nice way to unwind – but every now and then, you deserve a happy hour that's a little more...hmmm. What's the word? Refined! Kelly Sparks of Queen Bee Mixology is graciously sharing a new cocktail with us every week, just in time for Happy Hour. Queen Bee is raising the bar for cocktails made at home with recipes that are both easy – and delicious! Want more? Connect with Queen Bee Mixology on social media for extra recipes and behind-the-scenes content. Please drink responsibly.

A perfectly refreshing drink for summer! Birch Beer is a nonalcoholic staple of the Northeast, specifically Pennsylvania — with slightly rustic flavors. Pairing it with a Hendricks Gin and a touch of lemon makes one sweet sippin' cocktail.


  • Gin
  • Birch Beer
  • Lemons


  1. Juice 1/4 oz. lemon
  2. Combine with 4 oz. birch beer and 1.5 oz. gin
  3. Add ice and stir
  4. Pour into a Mule Mug
  5. Garnish with a lemon wedge