Badfellow wrote:The subject today, class, is the bastardized Shandy.
I do enjoy drinking a classic shandy of beer and lemonade, but the lack of potency generally leaves me wanting. All that pissing and drinking, and what for little buzz. So, I've undertaken some modifications of the recipe while staying true to shandy principles.
That being said, let's get a few things straight:
1. The shandy is intended to be consumed in massive quantites. Nursing (as if it ever were) is utterly unacceptable.
2. The shandy is intended to be a refreshing drink, particularly in hot summer climates where forced labor lawn mowing is rampant.
3. The shandy, properly executed (ie. bastardized), can be a beautiful and compellingly potent experience. But the base beer must be strong (at least 7% alcohol by volume).
Here's a couple of favorites from my labs. I should add, I cheat by adding spirits to my shandy where called for.
The Shandy Royale
2 parts Duvel
1 part Pineapple Juice
1 dash Cointreau or Grand Marinier
Fill a 1 liter beer stein 1/3 full with pineapple juice. Top off with a satanic hand of Duvel and finish with orange liqueur in the foam. Better pineapple juice produces better results and a richer, more fulfilling drink.
St. Peterburg Mafiya Shandy
3 parts Baltika 9 Extra Lager
1 part Pommegranate Juice
Fill a tall beer schooner with Baltika. Finish with juice. Granted, those yellow-dog Uzbeks traffic some pretty shady heroin through Moscow, but their pommegranate juice is top notch. Garnish with a silenced Makarov.
The Dark Elephant
4 parts Delerium Nocturnum
1 part Black Cherry Juice
1/2 ounce Jim Beam Black
Mix that shit together! The order doesn't matter! What does matter is that you'll be riding into your next blackout appointment in style on your very own Dark Elephant! This is what you quaff on the fifth or sixth "okay, I'll have one more".
I dare YOU to bastardize with the shandies!
Negromancer's Norse Shandy Recipe wrote:Firstly you boil a litre of water along with the following:
A handful of bog myrtle
A shitload of Elderflower
After it's been brought to a boil, you just keep it there for sometime, stirring it with the eagerness of a boar in rut every once in a while.
then you pour off the tea, or whatever I should call it, from the flowers and leaves into some sort of bowl or what have you. Throw these soaked remains into the abyss of your litter bin and pour the tea, flowerwater, stuff, whatever back in the pot and stir in:
A handful of and/or shitload of honey
Bring it to boil, pour it into some sort of sterile bottle and let it cool. Chill it in the fridge and mix it with your favourite inexpensive pilsner. Cheers!
peetie44 wrote:Seems like a lot of trouble when you could just pound some beers straight.
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