Cocktail Hour: Pumpkin Shandy

A Feteful Life: Cocktail Hour - Pumpkin ShandyThis cocktail – it’s fall in a glass and it’s wonderful! I did a fairly classic version of the shandy this summer but this one might be my favorite variation. I’m a huge fan of pumpkin but generally not in the drink form with the exception of pumpkin beer. It’s not overly pumpkiny but it has a nice addition of spices that I love. Combining it with some lemon juice and sparkling apple cider just enhanced everything I love about it. Happy Fall!

Pumpkin Shandy (adapted from Brit+Co)

Ingredients

1 bottle of pumpkin beer
Sparkling apple cider
cinnamon stick
half a lemon juiced
slice of lemon for garnish

Directions

Add a cinnamon stick to your glass (I used a pint glass but you could any glass that holds a beer). Pour between 1/2 and 3/4 of your beer into the glass, add the juice of half a lemon, and top off with the sparkling cider (be careful because the cider can easily foam over the glass). Garnish with a lemon slice and enjoy! A Feteful Life: Cocktail Hour - Pumpkin Shandy

 

 

 

Cocktail Hour: Summer Shandy

A Feteful Life: Summer ShandyI love a summer shandy this time of year. It’s so cold and refreshing on a hot summer afternoon or evening. You can easily buy a shandy style beer from the store but it’s so easy to make that it doesn’t seem to make sense to buy it pre-made. All you need is a light summer beer (I prefer the Sam Adams Summer Ale because it already has a hint of lemon) and your favorite lemonade. Simple mix, sit back, relax and enjoy!

A Feteful Life: Summer Shandy

A Feteful Life: Summer Shandy

A Feteful Life: Summer Shandy

Summer Shandy

Ingredients

1 – 12 ounce bottle of your favorite light beer
1/2 cup (4 ounces) of lemonade
1 pint glass, chilled in the freezer
Slice of lemon for garnish

Directions

Remove the pint glass from the freezer and pour the beer and then the lemonade into the glass. Gently stir and garnish with a lemon. Enjoy!