1/2 oz Barbancourt Rum
1/2 oz Aperol
1/2 oz Honey Syrup
1/4 oz Gran Classico
1/4 oz Peychaud's Bitters
2 inch piece English Cucumber (no peel)
Cube the cucumber and muddle. Add rest of ingredients and ice, shake, and double strain into a Highball glass containing ice. Top with ~2 oz Reading Lager beer and add a straw.
For my next drink, I asked bartender Jeff Grdinich if he had any sparkling wine or beer cocktail ideas. Jeff replied that they had created an intriguing watermelon-flavored beer Highball that used the Gun Shop Fizz from Beta Cocktails as a starting point. As a tribute to the New Orleans origins of their inspiration, they named the Fizz after the police codes for drunk and disorderly, forgery, and shots fired in New Orleans.