“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”
Death, taxes, and cheap beer.
As summer begins to wind down in most of the country, it’s still in full force here in Florida. Barbecues and outdoor get-togethers actually become more frequent as we reach this time of the year when cold showers aren’t mandatory after a half-an-hour outdoors.
If there is charcoal in the air, there is a beer in my hand. However, the taste of some hosts leaves much to be desired. At times, I find myself swilling sub-par, mass market, rice lagers served with the mindset that quantity is more important than quality.
But no more!
My fellow beer enthusiasts, I have a solution: Summer Shandy. A little homemade additive that will turn any macro brew into a summertime delight. Mix one ounce of this concoction with twelve ounces of lager and you can eliminate the additional stop for your favorite craft beer before your next cook-out.
Fresh Lime Juice
Bring the water to a boil and then stir in the sugar. Remove from heat and add lime juice.
Chill and bring to any party, add to your beer, and enjoy!
Tristan is a professional craftsman, furniture maker and amateur beer brewer who is currently restoring his mid-century house.