Tonight's Cocktail - Shandygaff
Larry Trask / Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 1:03 p.m. / Cocktail
I suppose this one's not technically a cocktail. And, at first glance, it may not be something that you technically want to drink. I know I was not looking forward to my first sip, but actually? It's not bad at all and it's a good drink to have when you're trying to keep things under control because there's not a ton of alcohol in this thing. This thing is a Shandygaff and it contains but two ingredients: ginger ale and beer.
Ick, right? But I swear it's not ick, really. It's rather refreshing. I use the fancy ginger ale because it has a lot more bite than Schwepp's or whatever. Conversely, on the beer end I use either a lager or amber ale because I don't want hops to overpower the ginger.
8 oz. lager or amber ale
8 oz. beer
Pour beer into a chilled pint glass and add ginger ale.