Start the day off right with this twist on a breakfast cocktail from the North Loop’s latest addition, The Freehouse. Opened last December, this brewpub serves its own craft beer alongside tasty fare like oxtail croquettes and lobster toad in a hole. With a combo like orange juice and beer for breakfast, you’re guaranteed a hop in your step for the rest of the day.



-1 oz. Galliano

-2 oz. orange juice

-6 oz. wheat beer

-Orange wheel




1. Combine Galliano and orange juice.

2. Shake over ice.

3. Strain into a pint glass full of ice.

4. Top with your favorite wheat beer.

5. Garnish with orange wheel.


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