I must admit that cooking in my kitchen has been, well, on vacation lately. From nights spent on softball fields, to vacationing at the Jersey Shore, to take out pizza at the local pool, to date night at the local sushi restaurant, I have not been as creative as I would like. As of late, I have been enjoying sitting on the deck of a summer beach home. The warm July sun in the late afternoon calls for a refreshingly light and fruity cocktail. Nothing is better than a ice cold beverage to quench your thirst after a day was spent basking in the sun on the sandy beach.
I was introduced to The Shandy by my sister-in-law who is a self-proclaimed mixologist. Skeptical at first of drink that combines beer and lemonade and is served over ice with a lemon wedge, this thirst quenching libation is perfect for a hot summer day. There are many variations of the Shandy, but I find this version a satisfying mix.
I will be back in the kitchen soon enough. But for now, my lounge chair is calling.
makes 2 drinks
1 12-ounce beer
about 1 1/2 cups of lemonade
Fill 2 tall glasses with ice. Divide the beer and lemonade between the glasses and top with a lemon wedge.