Shandy

028When I was younger and went to parties, I drank beer. Mostly because that was what they had on hand and to be honest I couldn’t hold my liquor so I stuck with beer. Depending on the brand, some beers were much bitter than others.

When my sister-in-law married my brother and came here from Scotland, she made this at one of our summer holiday parties. At first I was a bit skeptical, I didnt think the two would make a good pair. Wow was I wrong. I fell in love with it, and enjoy it when ever I can.

You can use 7-up, ginger ale or any lemony carbonated beverage you have on hand. I used sprite because it was what I had in the refrigerator and that is what I like. I totally takes away the bitterness of the not so expensive bottles of beer. It is refreshing and light. Perfect for a hot summers day, just like today.

You could totally make pitchers of this, just don’t do it to far in advance. You don’t want your beer to go flat.

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Shandy

Ingredients:

1 bottle mild Pilsner beer (12 ounces)

1/4 cup Sprite or other lemon/lime beverage

Directions:

Place 16 ounce Pilsner glass in the freezer for a few hours or overnight.

Pour beer into chilled glass. Add 1/4 cup Sprite or other lemon/lime soda to beer. If you feel so inclined add a lemon wedge. serve immediately.

Peace be with you,

Veronica