In celebration of National IPA Day, here at Tennessee Craft Beer Magazine, we decided to cheers in *Southern* style with a Rusty Pale cocktail. This tasty drink was shared with us by Coopers’ Craft Bourbon and TailGate Beer’s Southeast IPA.

The Rusty Pale is a refreshing cocktail whose combined flavor profile brings out the classic hoppiness of an India Pale Ale with a spicy citrus after-bite! We tried it for ourselves and loved it! Your turn, folks:

Rusty Pale

  • 5 parts TailGate Beer’s Southeast IPA
  • 2 parts Coopers’ Craft
  • ¼ part lemon juice
  • ¼ oz. Demerara syrup
  • Dash of Hellfire Habanero Shrub or another vinegar-based hot sauce

Combine all ingredients, and serve in a pint glass or beer mug. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Coopers’ Craft Bourbon is available in the following U.S. markets: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee. TailGate Beer is available in the Middle Tennessee market.