Improved Mendota Recipe

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Wes Rowe

Think of this beer cocktail as a variation on the mimosa, but full of fresh and tangy flavor from grapefruit juice and hoppy IPA. At Southpaw BBQ, Edward Calhoun uses Ninkasi Tricerahops for the beer base, but feel free to experiment with any hoppy IPA or double IPA.

Recipe Details

Improved Mendota Recipe

Active 10 mins
Total 10 mins
Serves 1 serving


  • 12 ounces chilled IPA or Double IPA (such as Ninkasi Tricerahops)
  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) freshly squeezed juice from 1 to 2 grapefruits
  • Garnish: grapefruit twist


  1. Pour IPA into serving glass. Add grapefruit juice and stir very gently. Serve immediately, garnished with a grapefruit twist.

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