Dark Skies Ahead Recipe

Dark Skies Ahead Recipe

[Photograph: Alice Gao]

Brown ale adds a grainy richness to this lightly spiced fall cocktail from Adam Robinson of Portland, OR.

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  • Yield:makes 1 cocktail
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes


  • 1 ounce Rittenhouse Bonded Rye
  • 3/4 ounces Averna Amaro
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin butter such as American Spoon Fruit or Stonewall Kitchen
  • 1/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 3 ounces chilled Newcastle brown ale (or similar)


  1. 1.

    Combine rye, Averna, pumpkin butter, lemon, and bitters in cocktail shaker, fill with ice, and shake until chilled. Double strain into a old fashioned glass. Top with ale.