The Summer Shandy

The Summer Shandy
Staff Writer
The Summer Shandy.

Gia Vecchio / Edi and the Wolf

The Summer Shandy.

What better way to kick off Memorial Day than with a refreshing beer cocktail? The Summer Shandy, made at New York City's Edi and the Wolf (an Austrian tavern), is both tart and fruity. The Radeberger pilsner is what gives the shandy its bold flavor; says Eduard Frauneder of Edi and the Wolf, "We love serving this drink at the restaurant; it’s light and refreshing, but still allows the flavors of Radeberger to shine."

Serve this cocktail with grilled veggies and seafood, or even with your heavier barbecue fare, like bratwurst. With a shandy in hand, it's hard not to toast Memorial Day.

Ingredients

  • 4  Ounces  Radeburger Pilsner
  • 4  Ounces  Elderberry Bionade
  • lemon twist

Directions

Mix equal parts Radeberger Pilsner and Elderberry Bionade and garnish with a lemon twist.

Summer Shopping Tip

As an alternative to sugary, salty, processed foods, try shopping for fruits and vegetables that are in season.

Summer Cooking Tip

For a healthier alternative, substitute honey or molasses for sugar in baking recipes, and use a 3:1 blend of canola oil to olive oil instead of butter when cooking over the flame.