Saturday, August 1, 2015

Spicy Apricot Shandy

It's hot, hot, hot out.
What to do?
Cool down with a beer on the deck.  Hmmm, needs something lighter, less boozy and more refreshing?
Try a shandy... recently very popular to buy, but SO easy to make. 
I also object to spending $7.99 for a six pack of "half beer", what about you?

This one is spicy and delicious, but if you are not into the "lip burn" go ahead and omit the jalapeno.  Great with chips and salsa on the deck

Makes 2 

1 can (12 oz) Pellegrino lemon or orange soda, or other citrus soda
1 12 oz beer (amber, pale ale or lager)
1 Tbsp apricot brandy
1 jalapeno, thinly sliced (optional)

Add one slice jalapeno in the bottom of two large beer glasses, then pour each half full with the beer.  Add a bit of the apricot brandy (triple sec might work too...).  Add the lemon soda and serve.  We removed our jalapeno's quite quickly, to only add a "hint" of spice.

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