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Innis & Gunn Summer Shandy

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This Innis & Gunn summer shandy takes delicious oak aged beer and combines it with sweet and tangy lemonade. So refreshing and perfect for summertime sipping!

This Innis & Gunn summer shandy takes delicious oak aged beer and combines it with sweet and tangy lemonade. So refreshing and perfect for summertime sipping!

I can still remember the first time I had a shandy. I was in Munich, Germany and starving. I was aimlessly wandering down the street trying to find a restaurant when I stopped a random stranger on the street. At this point I was so hungry I was bordering on being hangry….you know, hungry/angry.

I tap a man on the shoulder and said “Excuse me, do you know any good restaurants?” to which he replied “Do you like Iranian food?” Until that day I have never had Iranian food so of course I said “sure why not?” I followed him to a little hole in the wall no English menus type of restaurant. When we got into the restaurant he ordered me a shandy and some very odd yogurt drink for himself.

We dined on grilled meat, rice, vegetables and after dinner we smoked the hookah. Which was also a first for me. I did this all while drinking shandy after shandy. It was refreshing and went perfectly with the lightly grilled meal. Although I spoke no German and he spoke only basic English it was one of the best meals I had in Germany. Good food and drinks know no language barrier.

{I would like to add that I with a friend while in Germany. I wasn’t just following an odd man in the dark to a restaurant}

This Innis & Gunn summer shandy takes delicious oak aged beer and combines it with sweet and tangy lemonade. So refreshing and perfect for summertime sipping!

For this summer shandy I used some delicious Innis & Gunn beer and mixed it with a little Simply Lemonade. My husband and I have been a big fan of Innis & Gunn for awhile. We even bought a whole case of their limited edition Scottish Whiskey barrel aged beer. If you have never had their beer they offer several different styles but for this shandy I used their original Scottish beer that was aged in oak barrels. It paired perfectly with the sweet lemonade and offered a nice refreshing drink for the hot summer weather.

The measurements can be adjusted for personal preference. Some like a 50/50 mixture but I prefer a little more lemonade than beer. The choice is yours. I have tried shandy from the can/bottle and let me tell you, making your own is super simple and WAY better.

This Innis & Gunn summer shandy takes delicious oak aged beer and combines it with sweet and tangy lemonade. So refreshing and perfect for summertime sipping!

Looking for more delicious cocktail? Try my blackberry gin and tonic, mango mojito or my homemade blueberry vodka and lemonade cocktail.

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Innis & Gunn Summer Shandy

This Innis & Gunn summer shandy takes delicious oak aged beer and combines it with sweet and tangy lemonade. So refreshing and perfect for summertime sipping!

Yield: 1 drink

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Lemonade
  • 1 bottle Innis & Gunn beer
  • 1 slice of lemon

Directions:

Fill a glass half way with lemonade and then fill to the top with beer.

Serve with lemon slice if desired.

Disclosure: I received a few sample bottles of Innis & Gunn but all opinions are 100% my own.

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Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen

Thursday 27th of June 2013

You inspire me to try new drinks, pretty sure I would love this one!

Julie @ Table for Two

Wednesday 26th of June 2013

This looks like my kind of drink! Great story too!!

Joanne

Wednesday 26th of June 2013

I've never had a shandy but man that does sound refreshing!

DessertForTwo

Wednesday 26th of June 2013

We LOVE Innis & Gunn! Omg! We haven't met anyone else who drinks it! Thanks for the reminder!

Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen

Tuesday 25th of June 2013

Sign me up because I want to taste that! :D

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