Pale Ginger Shandy

A shandy is the classic combo of beer and lemonade. Spicy ginger syrup and tart lemon juice round out the hoppy ale, with an extra burst[ of bubbles from club soda. Add leftover ginger syrup to a bowl of berries for a simple dessert.]

Total Time:
25 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
15 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
2 cocktails
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • One 2-inch piece ginger, peeled and coarsely grated
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 4 ounces chilled club soda
  • One 12-ounce bottle chilled India pale ale, such as Brooklyn East
  • 2 lemon slices, for garnish
Directions

Heat the sugar, ginger and 1/2 cup water in a small sauce pan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, and stir to melt the sugar. Remove from the heat and allow to steep and cool for 15 minutes, then strain (should make about 3/4 cup). Reserve the unused ginger syrup for another use.

Mix 1/4 cup of the syrup with the lemon juice in a large liquid measuring cup. Add the club soda. Divide between two chilled beer chalices. Pour half of the beer into each glass. Garnish each with a lemon slice and serve.

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