I travel a lot for various brands. In the course of that travel I drink a lot of cocktails, spirits, wine, and beer. The thing is after several days in a row of rolling hard and being crazy what I really want is something light easy and refreshing. This is also pretty much true of any time I’m in New Orleans. To me there’s not a whole lot more refreshing and also hangover curative in a really gentle way than a shandy. It’s really hard to screw up a shandy. (Caveat – RTD shandies should be banned from the face of the earth, they are an abomination before any god you care to name.)
The maltiness of a nice light beer – especially a Belgian beer, seems to meld just right with lemon and just a bit of sugar. The combination bringing craptons of refreshment and restorative powers to you. There’s just enough alcohol in the beverage to get the screaming monkey of hangoverness off your back. Have a few more and not only are you going to start working on a nice comfortable buzz but you’ve also managed to re-hydrate yourself. Man, I really want one now.
1 pint of beer, preferably a pilsner or wit
2 ounces of lemonade
Combine in a glass and enjoy.