I know it is the last day of the month and I am a slacker. It is currently 10:38 pm pacific standard time and I am just now posting today’s beer recipe. Technically I am in the clear but I do have to tell you this was not the original recipe I was going to post. I had a great risotto planned but time got away from me. Alright, really it was that my friend came into town today and I went to go drink beer with her instead of make something with beer. You can forgive me right?
This beer cocktail recipe is inspired by not only Sandra Lee of the Food Network but also my friend Jen, who was with me tonight visiting with our out of town friend. Jen drinks lite beers. This is of course much to my dismay however to each there own. When Jen orders a beer she often orders a shot of orange juice to pour into the beer making it a shandy beer. I took it upon myself to make my own shandy tonight. One to fulfill my goal of thirty recipes in thirty days but also it is about one billion degrees outside still at 10:38 pm and a huge 12% beer does not sound appetizing.
For this recipe you will need the following:
24 oz lite beer (I used a pilsner because that is the lightest beer I allow myself to have in my fridge)
1 can of frozen lemonade (Jen uses orange juice but I like a nice berry lemonade)
1 lime (juiced)
Mix the beer, lemonade and lime into a pitcher. According to Sandra Lee if you stir with a metal utensil it will reduce the foam created by the mixing of beer and lemonade. Pour into a chilled glass and enjoy your beer cocktail on a nice warm sunny day… or night in my case!
It is now 10:57 pm pacific standard time. I consider myself still in the clear although most of you who are reading this are most likely in bed or it is the next day. And if it is the next day and you are Canadian Happy Canada Day!