For a fun departure from the standard pint of Guinness or whisky-laden coffee, try a buzz-worthy riff on the rock shandy, a fizzy, nonalcoholic citrus drink that, according to legend, hails directly from Dublin.
There's little to the shandy: simply whisk sugar with freshly-squeezed lime juice, then top it all off with a beer. It's traditionally made with pilsners, but over the weekend, I applied the concept to amber ales.
The result is a refreshing tipple that's light enough to be enjoyed all day, any day — particularly on March 17. For the simple combination, be sure to continue reading.
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
4 teaspoons sugar
4 light-bodied beers, such as pilsner
Lime wedges for garnish
- In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice and sugar until sugar dissolves. Divide mixture among 4 tall glasses and top with beer. Garnish each with a lime wedge and serve immediately.