Usually a mixture of beer and lemonade, a shandy is a low-alcohol drink that’s the perfect antidote for the summer heat. While shopping the local summer greenmarket, we spotted a variety of sour and sweet cherries that were begging to be muddled into a cocktail.
Pairing the ripe cherries with a crisp lager, lime juice and a bit of cane sugar resulted in a frothy shandy that is just right for sipping outdoors on a hot afternoon.
The Sour Cherry Shandy Makes two drinks
1 shot Cointreau
1 shot lime juice
2 cubes cane sugar
16 cherries plus 2 for garnish (use a mix of sour and sweet cherries)