Friday, September 4, 2009

Mixology: Summer Beer

This past Wednesday night I attended a community group cookout from the church I've been going to this summer and it was there that I first tried this delicious beverage (hey, we're Presbyterian, what can I say?). Its maker, Ruthanne, was kind enough to provide me with the recipe so that I might provide it to you, dear reader, so be sure to get check out her blog. So, without future ado, from her email:
here's the recipe for the summer beer. this makes 2 quarts

48 oz (1.4 L) light beer (i've found corona or landshark type beers work best)
1.5 pints (750 ml) of vodka (no need to buy the pricey brands)
3 cans of frozen limeade concentrate (i get the store brand of this - cheaper and tastes exactly the same)

Combine in a pitcher and chill before serving. Can be served over ice. i've also served this from the freezer and it had a slushy consistancy which was quite good also.

I really can't get over how good this drink was. The limeade adds sweetness and tang, the beer adds some fizz and keeps the sweetness in check, and the vodka just adds trouble. I suggest whipping up a batch for your Labor Day activities this weekend and celebrating the end of summer with a toast.


Patrick said...

Praise the Lord. This stuff is mighty tasty.

Colin Wheeler said...

We call that concoction Skippy in Kentucky, and its very easily and cheaply made with a 3o rack of any light beer, a handle of vodka and an entire container of country time lemonade. best mixed in a cooler and then served straight from there....and then wheeled to a desirable location

Tammy B said...

That sounds quite good. Do you know the difference between Presbyterians and Baptists? Presbyterians speak to each other in the liquor store! (I'm Presbyterian and my family just sold my late father's liquor store)

Anonymous said...

We've made that concoction for our last two big summer parties and have called it "Redneck Martini". It sneaks up on you, no doubt. Our recipe calls for Miller Genuine Draft. It's been a big hit every year - it least 5 gallons disappear by the end of the day.