southern shandy

southern shandyOn Wednesday evening Sticky and I shot an e-session in this unbearable heat.  As we were wrapping up the last few shots I bent down to get a low angle and then felt what no one ever wants to feel – the closure of my pants popped.  I was already sweating but now I was really sweating and had to quickly figure out a way to strategically place my camera while standing so no one would notice (not to mention keep my pants from falling down).  Most sessions wrap up and we would be on our way but this incredibly sweet couple offered to take us to dinner (sweating even more now).  Luckily I did not have my purse with me so I had to make a stop at the car which gave me a chance to do pant surgery.  We were in a parking garage, which was of course 20 degrees hotter than the already dreadful outdoor air, and in no mood to mess with wardrobe malfunctions.  On examination of my poor pants I noticed that I failed to button the more secure inside closure when I slid them on (you know, the button that keeps the hook and clasp from breaking because it takes most of the pressure).  Good news is I still had the button closure to keep my pants up, bad news is all the stress and sweat of the situation had me looking like a drowned rat.  So when we arrived at the restaurant and Sticky asked me if I wanted a beer the answer was without question a YES.

When it is as hot as it has been this past week all I crave are ice cold refreshing drinks.  This beer cocktail has a crisp, clean taste, is just a little fruity and is served over ice for maximum chill factor.  It is a fantastic way to cool down on a sweltering day.  I could have drank the entire pitcher the other night (then again my pants would have popped for a different reason but I probably wouldn’t have cared).

southern shandyChose a beer that is not dark and would have a complimentary flavor to fruit (especially lemon).  Of course you can make fresh lemonade but seeing how Sticky offered to pick up my ingredients I decided store bought was more than ok.

southern shandyThe sound a bottle makes when it’s opened followed by the vapor that slowly creeps out of the top – there’s something sexy about that if you ask me.  And getting to open 3 in a row was such a treat (clearly it does not take much to keep me entertained).

southern shandyThis recipe can be easily double or tripled and thrown into one of those large drink dispensers for a fabulous party pleasing cocktail.  If you want to get really fancy set out a bowl of sliced peaches and lemon for garnish.

southern shandy

southern shandy
  • 3 12 oz bottles of ice cold beer (not dark)
  • 4 cups of lemonade chilled
  • ½ cup peach brandy
  1. Combine all ingredients and stir.
  2. Pour into glasses filled with ice.

recipe from Group Recipes

Cheers to beer cocktails and being able to keep our pants up.  Have a wonderful weekend everyone!




Southern Shandy

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35 Responses to southern shandy

  1. Cindy Amweg says:

    This looks fabulous (yes, even at 9:30 am, ha ha)! I think I’ll make some for the weekend 🙂

  2. Ashley DuBry says:

    Sounds delish & refreshing!

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  4. Mmm, this looks really delicious, and refreshing too I bet! Pinning this, and I’m stopping by to let you know I featured this on my blog today as part of a roundup of 25 Refreshing Summer Cocktails! Feel free to stop by and grab a Featured button if you’d like, and thanks again for the great recipe!

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  9. Deauna says:

    This looks so refreshing. I’ll be trying it soon!

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  11. Nansharon says:

    My mom was British and the Shandy is a popular drink for women in England. It was made with 1/2 pale ale and 1/2 7up or Sprite. Yummy!

  12. Lois says:

    Recently purchased some Shandy Lemon; delicious to will try this combination for sure.

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