Ginger Beer Shandy! Pair your favorite light beer, ginger ale, and spicy-sweet crystallized ginger for a flavorful beer shandy that'll help you get through those hot summer nights. | HomemadeHooplah.com
Ginger Beer Shandy
Pair your favorite light beer, ginger ale, and spicy-sweet crystallized ginger for a flavorful beer shandy that’ll help you get through those hot summer nights.
Ginger Beer Shandy! Pair your favorite light beer, ginger ale, and spicy-sweet crystallized ginger for a flavorful beer shandy that'll help you get through those hot summer nights. | HomemadeHooplah.com
Ginger Beer Shandy
Pair your favorite light beer, ginger ale, and spicy-sweet crystallized ginger for a flavorful beer shandy that’ll help you get through those hot summer nights.
Servings Prep Time
812 oz glasses 10minutes
Servings Prep Time
812 oz glasses 10minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
For the Rim Garnish
  1. If desired, you can cover rims of glasses with chopped crystallized ginger, salt, or sugar. Use whatever combination you like best.
  2. Dip the rims of the glasses in lemon juice and roll them in the garnish of your choice. Set prepared glasses nearby.
For the Ginger Beer Shandy
  1. Before making the drink, make sure you have a large pitcher nearby (about 3 Quarts).
  2. In a small bowl, add lemon juice and chopped ginger ale. Using a muddler or the back of a spoon, press the ginger to the sides of the bowl and break it apart until the lemon juice is cloudy and the consistency is like watery applesauce. It’s okay if you still have a few solid pieces of ginger. At this point, you can do one of two things: you can either add the lemon-ginger mix as-is directly to the pitcher OR you can strain the lemon-ginger mixture to remove any of the solid pieces. If you use a strainer, use the muddler or the back of a spoon to press the pieces against the strainer so that you get all the juice out. Add the juice to the pitcher and discard anything that’s left in the strainer.
  3. Next, pour in the beer and the ginger ale to the pitcher. Give the drink a quick stir.
  4. Serve ginger beer shandy in prepared glasses.
Recipe Notes