November 24, 2014

Recipe: Samuel Adams x Blood Orange Shandy x Beer Cocktail

Samuel Adams Beer | Blood Orange Shandy

I've teamed up with Samuel Adams Canada to share with you a recipe for a beer cocktail good for any time or season. A "shandy" (also known as a shandygaff) is typically made of beer mixed with a carbonated citrus beverage (usually something like sparkling lemonade). To be fancy, I chose a Blood Orange Shandy, of course made with a blood orange soda. Beyond it's orange glow and tropical look, it's a refreshing fruity take on your beer. Also, it's very simple as you cab see below, basically all you need is some combination of beer, soda, and orange(s).

Samuel Adams Beer | Blood Orange Shandy

I love drinking beer as much as anyone and this is a nice way to mix it up and add flavour. I'm usually averse to fruity beers with too strong a fruit taste, but here, you can control the amount of fruit soda and/or choice of fruity flavour to your liking. Hope you enjoy.

Samuel Adams Beer | Blood Orange Shandy

Yield: 1 drink
Glassware: Pint glass

1 bottle of Boston Lager (available at BC Liquor Stores)
1 can or bottle of blood orange sparkling beverage
Slices of orange or lemon (for garnish)

1) Pour beer into pint glass between half and three-quarters full.
2) Top it off with blood orange soda.
3) Garnish the rim of the glass with a slice of orange/lemon.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from Samuel Adams and Branding & Buzzing.

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