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Cocktail of the Week: Hootenanny

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.

The Hootenanny is fun to say and even more fun to drink! The spiced honey notes in the Drambuie, mix well with the tart grapefruit and smooth wheat beer which partners nicely with citrus on its own. The mint is the added bonus of refreshment to round out a nice new summer treat.


  • Drambuie
  • Wheat beer
  • Pink grapefruit juice
  • Mint leaves


  1. Add one part Drambuie, two parts pink grapefruit juice, and 4-5 mint leaves into a shaker with ice
  2. Shake it for just a few seconds
  3. Add three parts wheat beer into the shaker, then strain all the contents of the shaker into a beer mug filled with ice
  4. Garnish with fresh mint