True Love Brewster Cocktail

True Love Brewster Cocktail
True Love Brewster Cocktail
Plymouth Gin

This fresh beer cocktail, created by Summer Bell of Oakland's The New Easy, marries aromatic Plymouth gin, lemon juice, golden raisin purée, and rosemary-infused honey, and is topped with a splash of bitter IPA.

Deliver Ingredients
1 drink


  • 1 1/2 Ounce Plymouth Gin
  • 1/5 Ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 Ounce golden raisin purée
  • 1/2 Ounce rosemary-infused honey
  • Ice
  • 1 Ounce IPA beer
  • raisins, cut in half, for garnish


For the golden raisin purée: Simmer 4 cups of golden raisins with 6 cups of water and 1/2 cup of honey for 20 minutes then blend in a Vitamix till very smooth. Fine-strain through a chinois and let cool.

For the rosemary-infused honey: Make a honey simple syrup by simmering with a ratio 1:1 honey to water. Take off the heat and while still hot add several bunches of fresh rosemary. Let steep for 1 hour or to taste.

For the cocktail: Combine all of the liquid ingredients (except for the IPA) in a shaker with ice. Shake, then strain over fresh ice and top with beer. Garnish with some of the raisin halves. 

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.