Ginger Rum Shandies

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 drinks
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10 thin slices peeled ginger, plus more for grating

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup apple juice

6 ounces spiced rum, preferably Sailor Jerry

2 cups wheat beer, preferably Hoegaarden

Apple slices, for garnish


  1. Make the ginger syrup: Combine the sliced ginger, sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves; reduce the heat to medium and cook until syrupy, 15 to 20 minutes. Strain and let cool.
  2. For each cocktail, combine 2 tablespoons each of the ginger syrup and apple juice, 1 1/2 ounces rum and 3 or 4 gratings of ginger in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and pour into a short glass. Top with 1/2 cup beer and garnish with apple slices.