October 17, 2013 – Sometimes, it pays to actually read the in-flight magazines during a trip. United’s Hemispheres Magazine published this recipe from London’s Burger & Lobster for a cocktail named after the first signer of the Declaration of Independence. Given the turmoil in Washington lately, perhaps a statesman-like cocktail is just what’s needed…

1.5 ounces of Chivas 12 or any other Blended Scotch Whisky
2/3 ounce of lemon juice
2/3 ounce of vanilla syrup
1 teaspoon of simple syrup
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
2.5 ounces of Samuel Adams Boston Lager beer

Shake the first five ingredients with ice and strain into a 16-ounce highball glass, then top with beer.