Beer blended with honey and citrus makes a pleasing and refreshing summer beverage!
There’s a slight change in the air. It’s subtle, but it’s there. It’s the change that all parents are talking about and all kids are dreading: the changeover from summer break to back to school. Some of us love it, some of us do not.
It’s curious how the air seems still as I walk my dog each night. I believe it’s because there aren’t any kids riding bikes, playing catch or chase in the front yards. Instead they are packing in as many outings and sleep-overs as possible. Everyone knows the end is near.
I, however, am not ready to give up on summer. I want to sit outside until it is dark and watch fireflies and listen to the locusts. I want to take in the smell of fresh cut lawns and listen to the relaxing sound of water from the sprinklers raining down upon our yards. Before I start thinking about schedules and routines I’m going to soak up the last drops of summer with a few of these citrus honey beer shandies. These beer shandies have the tang of lemonade, the kick of vodka and the deep wheat flavor from the hefeweizen beer. A little honey sweetens it all. I never knew beer and vodka could taste this good!
I have to remember these beer shandies when it’s the dead of winter and all the cold and gray around me becomes oppressive. While these drinks will not bring on a heat wave, they will remind me of all that was good about summer and remind me of what lies ahead.
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- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
- 4.5 ounces vodka
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 12 oz. bottle hefeweizen beer
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 143 Total Fat 0g Saturated Fat 0g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 7mg Carbohydrates 12g Fiber 0g Sugar 8g Protein 1g
Recipe Adapted from Cooking Light Magazine