1. Mix sugar and cilantro in 2-quart pitcher with wooden spoon until cilantro is crushed. Add lemon juice, ice and extract; stir until most of the sugar is dissolved.
2. Stir in seltzer and ale; mix well. Pour into beverage glasses. Serve immediately.
Test Kitchen Tip: For a nonalcoholic version, prepare as directed, using 1 bottle (12 ounces) micro-brewed ginger ale in place of the ale.