The queen of beer cocktails is, without question, the shandy. Traditionally equal parts beer and lemonade, this shandy recipe uses crisp and bitter IPA, sparkling cider, and a dash of calvados (a French apple-flavored brandy). Maple syrup stands in for simple syrup and fresh lemon juice adds the perfect amount of tartness. It's a truly refreshing fall cocktail.
Sip, relax, and enjoy!
(makes 1 cocktail)
What you'll need: ½ oz pure maple syrup 1 ½ fresh lemon juice 2–3 slices honeycrisp apple 6 oz chilled IPA 4 oz chilled sparkling cider ½ oz calvados or apple jack
In a 12-oz glass, combine maple and lemon juice. Add apple slices.
Tilting the glass slightly, slowly pour the beer against the side to reduce forming a head. Add the cider similarly.
Tilt a spoon over the surface and slowly pour the calvados over the spoon. Serve and enjoy!