Ginger Beer Shandy (Floats)!
Summahtime and the livin’s easy. Right? Totally!
I am so excited to be here for the month of June sharing some killah cocktails. Even more so, because last summer I had an itty bitty bun in the oven and wasn’t partaking in an adult beverages (obviously). I missed my favorites like salty-rimmed margaritas and mojitos, but one thing I really missed was an ice-cold, frosty mugged beer on a hot day. Weird for me. Normal for some.
The good news is that I am MORE than making up for it already this year, and technically summer hasn’t even started yet. Winning.
While my beer of choice usually includes some sort of fruity angle (think orange slices or even cider flavors), this homemade shandy might be my new go to.
It’s a little twist on a lemon shady. A ginger beer shandy, if you will. With sugared ginger. And if you scroll down a bit… ice cream.
Yep. I went there.
A ginger beer shady float.
I like ginger beer over ginger ale. It’s slightly spicier – it really has a kick! And it’s not quite as sweet. If you miss the sweetness of the ale but want to stick with the ginger beer, you can always add in a few ounces of lemonade!
Now THAT is summer.
Here is the ORIGINAL RECIPE. Below are my modifications.
- I swapped ginger ale for ginger beer. It’s a big spicier and not as sweet!
- I skipped the lemon juice.
- I used an already fruity wheat beer. Like Shock Top or Blue Moon.
- I added one big scoop of vanilla ice cream – before or after pouring works. Just be prepared for a little foam.
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