Friday, April 22, 2011

Sparkling Summer Shandy

Cocktail Recipe.

Yes, I am aware that it is not Summer. And yes, I am also aware that the weather in pretty much all of the Unites States has been less than lovely as of late. But...I like to use any sunny day starting in April as an excuse to drink Summertime drinks...even if it is Sunny and 45 degrees.

Photo courtesy of Gourmet Patio.

Summer Shandy's are light, delicious and everything that I like about warmer weather. This mixture of beer and lemonade can be bought pre-made by many beer manufacturers, the most popular being Leinenkugel's version. And they are delicious.

But to bring up the "fancy factor" a bit, why not make your own at home? Here's a recipe for a Sparkling Shandy that is just as easy to make as it is delicious. Enjoy!

Sparkling Shandy
Serves 4

2 lemons (1 sliced thin for garnish, 1 for juicing)
1 16 oz pilsner beer
2 cups sparkling lemonade

1. Line a glass with with lemon slices and then add ice.
2. Fill halfway with beer, and top with lemonade.
3. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and serve.


Anonymous said...

Yum! I will definitely have to try this. I have to confess that even though it has been very cold in MN, once Summer Shandy hit the shelves, I had to have one!

Anonymous said...

This is delicious! Also easy to do with twice the kick- mix your light beer with Mike's Hard Lemonade. We call them "Turbos" for a reason!

Sécia Mischke said...

Sounds so good! I will definitely be trying one of these soon. It's suppose to hit 90 degrees in LA next week so these are just in time.

♥ sécia

rooth said...

Ooo, I like this idea. Thanks for sharing!