#HappySummerBeer cocktail recipes series: Black Label Fusion

20 Dec 13

#HappySummerBeer cocktail recipes series Black Label FusionThis beer cocktail will show you Carling Black Label as you’ve never seen it before: garnished with a delicate sprig of thyme!

The Black Label Fusion combines two complementary beers with a blend of aromatic herbs, the perfect antidote to the heat of Summer! Full-bodied Black Label is a great complement to the bracingly crisp taste of Redd’s apple ale. Basil, ginger, thyme and bitters infused with sugar syrup make this a refreshingly fragrant beer cocktail.

Serve on a sweltering afternoon to escape the heat!

Black Label Fusion


  • 2 Basil Leaves
  • 2 Slices Ginger
  • 1 Sprig Thyme
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Dash of Sugar Syrup
  • 100ml Redd’s Dry
  • Dash of Bitters
  • 1 Bottle Carling Black Label
  • Garnish: Thyme sprig


  1. Place the ginger into a glass and bash slightly with muddler/Pestle.
  2. Add basil leaves, thyme, salt and pepper to the glass.
  3. Add sugar syrup to the herbs and press using a muddler/pestle.
  4. Add cubed ice and Redd’s, then stir to infuse the flavours.
  5. Pour Carling Black Label into a Hurricane glass and pour herb infusion on top.
  6. Garnish with a thyme sprig and top off with a dash of bitters.
  7. Serve in a Hurricane glass.

Beer cocktails are best enjoyed with good company!

And remember to drink responsibly.