Friday, August 23, 2013

Bartender, Make Me a SHANDY- Beer and Lemonade Mixed Drink Grilling Time Drink

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Did you happen to catch my post from just a couple days ago when I made a batch of authentic Fresh Lemonade?

Silky, almost creamy with it's sweet (from Mint Simple Syrup) yet lots of Pucker Power (from steeping the cut lemons and their outer zest).  Of course you can enjoy Lemonade made from the bottled lemons, but honestly... no real comparison.

The Shandy is an Australian import mixed drink.  Simple enough formula,usually 1:1... 1 Cup Beer, 1 Cup Lemonade.  Obviously feel free to adjust the ratio to your taste.

If you go to all the effort to make "real" fresh Lemonade, pick your beer with care.  Something with hints of citrus is the most logical.  I am lucky enough to live in the shadow of the bottling plant for Boulevard Beer of Kansas City.  Boulevard's best selling beer is their Unfiltered Wheat Beer and the PERFECT beer to make a Shandy from.  In fact, if you order a Boulevard Wheat at a bar you almost always have it served with a slice of lemon as a garnish.

Keep scrolling down for this easy to follow recipe...

OK... Here's what I did...

1 Cup Boulevard Wheat Beer
1 Cup Fresh Made Lemonade
1 or 2 Lemon Slices for Garnish

Mix well, serve cold and ENJOY!

If you are not able to find a Boulevard Wheat to make your Shandy, look for something light bodied (not necessarily a light beer), something with a sweet malt flavoring and low Hop bitterness.  I am partial to a Boulevard Wheat, but a Mexican Corona would pair with the lemonade as well.


Now really, what could be easier.

Summer BBQ drink for my wife at it's finest!


A refreshing reminder of Summer that you can easily make year round.

If you liked this post, you will LOVE all the little extras I have all in one page... 52 (more actually)... 52 BBQ and Grilling Secret Extras.  You Too can become MASTER OF YOUR DOMAIN (as long as your domain is your own backyard)!  Be "That Guy" (or Gal) who does back yard open fire cooking just a bit better than the neighbors.  It is the little things that will set you apart.

52 BBQ and GRILLING SECRET EXTRAS ... If you are a once a month (or summer) griller, these recipes and techniques are for you. New and simple dishes that will make you shine. If you cook often in a complex series of grills and dedicated smokers in an outdoor kitchen, I bet I still have a few dishes you can add to your repertoire. APPETIZERS, SIDE DISHES, CONDIMENTS, MAIN DISHES and even DESSERTS To MAKE you MASTER OF YOUR DOMAIN!!!

I will be adding something new to the list (already above the 52, but still LOTS more coming).  Best way to keep up is to "follow" my 52 Grilling Time Secrets Board on Pinterest.  Anytime I have a new recipe for your grilling party I will add a pin.

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