3 Craft Beer Shandy Recipes | Tim Anderson

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Hi everybody, welcome to Drinks Tube, I’m
Tim and today we’re talking all about shandies. Now, everybody loves a shandy, even people who don’t admit it. It’s fizzy soft drink, it’s delicious beer, it’s the best of both
worlds. It’s refreshing, it’s lovely. We’re here at a beer festival in East London, where we’ve got access to some of the greatest beers in the world. We’re gonna’ use these to make you three awesome craft shandies. So the classic shandy, is the larger shandy. Larger, lemonade, that’s it. Clean, refreshing, delicious. So, we’re starting with a larger shandy as well, you may have heard of the Lagerita, well this is the Lagerito. We’re gonna’ take that classic
Lagerita formula and add some fresh mint. So we’re gonna’ start with that. You get the
mint leaves off about three sprigs of mint, fresh mint there. We’re gonna’ add to that,
some explosively delicious fizzy sicilian lemonade. We’re going to muddle this with
our beer hammer, get all those oils out of that mint, there we go, add a little bit more
lemonade. And then an equal measure of Kona Longboard Island larger. A classic american larger with a touch more hops than you might expect from your typical shandy. The garnish, just an extra sprig of mint. Stir it up and enjoy. Now that is exactly what you want in
a shandy. Right, let’s try that again. Now that ticks all the boxes, it’s a very classic shandy flavour, it’s got a little bit of something extra, something lifting from that mint and
it’s really a crowd pleaser i don’t know anybody who wouldn’t like that and frankly I don’t
want to know anybody who wouldn’t like that. It’s delicious. So this shandy is called the
Yuzu -Al Suspects, because it uses of course the yuzu fruits which has a fabulous aroma, it’s a Japanese hybrid citrus fruit and we’re gonna’ start with the juice. Now you can get yuzu juice at big supermarkets these days, It’s got a lovely acidity and a fantastic
aroma, we’re gonna’ add a good glug of that. To that, we’re gonna’ add one part grapefruit soda and an equal part Lagunitas IPA. Now the idea here is that we get a grapefruity
bitterness from the hops in the beer, and a grapefruity sweetness from the soda. When
they come together it’s gonna’ taste like drinking a fresh grapefruit. Now, just for
something extra a few dashes of chili sauce. It’s gonna’ make this really invigorating.
So we’ll give that a stir and finally to get that yuzu aroma in full and really drive it
home we’ve got some peel of the fresh yuzu fruits and all those aromatic oils in there
are gonna’ be that, they’re gonna’ be absolutely lovely. Oh yeah, that’s exactly, that’s spot
on. That’s so refreshing, it’s bitter sweet it’s grapefruity, there’s something tropical
about it and that little chili kick in there, it’s mouth watering it sort of makes you want to come back for more, fantastic. For our last shandy, we’re using a beer from By the Horns, a brewery in South London. We call it a Sour ‘N Stormy. A twist on the classic
rum cocktail the Dark and Stormy. We’re gonna’ start with Sour to the People. This is a light,
refreshing, very straight forward sour beer from By the Horns, you can use any similar
sour beer you have. We’re gonna go with about two parts of that followed by some nice fiery
ginger beer, about one part of that. Don’t over do it but if you taste it, you think
it needs more go ahead and add it. For a touch of fruity sweetness, some sparkling clementine juice, just a splash. We’re then going to add a slice of lime, just to lift that fruity acidity a bit more. Give it a swirl and enjoy. Oh yeah, that really works, I love ginger
beer and I love fiery ginger beer in particular, but even the fiery stuff’s usually a little
bit too sweet for me and that tartness from the beer really just takes the edge off. It’s
so refreshing, amazing. I hope we’ve inspired you to make some craft shandies of your own using great craft beers and interesting ingredients. And if you like the look of these and want
to find out how to make the ultimate beer cocktail, just click here or check the description for the Lagerita recipe. And if you love good drinks and just can’t get enough of them,
then click here to subscribe. Thanks for watching everybody. Cheers. Now that is exactly what
you want in a shandy. Right let’s try that again.


Jess Rushworth

Mar 3, 2015, 2:02 pm Reply

I want to like beer, but I just find it too bitter mostly. Any tips on acquiring the taste? Any "entry-level" beers?

Michiel Kroon

Mar 3, 2015, 2:10 pm Reply

Can you use alcohol free beer too?


Mar 3, 2015, 2:32 pm Reply

What was with that (presumably drunk) "gentleman" who swiped your shandy?

Sarah Lynn

Mar 3, 2015, 2:46 pm Reply

Those were all so intriguing! I liked the first one especiall; lagarito! I want to try it this weekend! Can you get those craft beers in America? I can't wait to try this!


Mar 3, 2015, 3:06 pm Reply

I love myself a good shandy! Definitely gonna try out the second one tonight. I'm afraid I'll have to substitute lemon or lime for the yuzu, but I'm sure it'll be delicious regardless! 😀

Яноы Цресва

Mar 3, 2015, 3:33 pm Reply

"An awesome beer shandy" – a textbook example of an oxymoron

Chris Junk Food

Mar 3, 2015, 3:38 pm Reply

You remind me so much of Mike, the coffee guy here on Food Tube! 😄

Jamie Oliver – Drinks

Mar 3, 2015, 4:20 pm Reply

Three #craftbeer  shandy recipes.

The Craft Beer Channel

Mar 3, 2015, 5:24 pm Reply

That Lagerito looks awesome Tim, though we're bigger fans of the Kona Big Wave. That would work too! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVhnAOsmtx0

jaden mascarenhas

Mar 3, 2015, 5:32 pm Reply

Hey Tim you remember me from taste of dubai

Yanni mouzakis

Mar 3, 2015, 6:23 pm Reply

Can you please just hit up the best American breweries? I want you to film at Russian River, The Bruery, Stone, Sierra Nevada Founders, Bells, The Alchemist, etc… 


Mar 3, 2015, 6:54 pm Reply

Could any one tell me a good lager which is available in Germany ? I want to change my Bitburger a bit up.


Mar 3, 2015, 8:55 pm Reply

Sold! Now to make them #glutenfree  for the Californians… #letsdothis   #beertime  

Jasper Anderson

Mar 3, 2015, 12:45 am Reply

Garnish game WEAK


Mar 3, 2015, 3:51 am Reply

THREE completely delicious beers drunk through straws.
i cannot sleep. 
I cannot eat.
that nameless, open-jawed man will save my fever dreams, washing beer down like floodgates and monsoons. damn.

Donal Skehan

Mar 3, 2015, 12:11 pm Reply

Roll on summer! 


Mar 3, 2015, 1:26 pm Reply

Oh my god, sour beer AND ginger beer?! It's like you guys made that specifically for me!

Alex Carr

Mar 3, 2015, 3:38 pm Reply

You do a lot of videos based around beer but very little about cider, which is a shame. Cider in a mainstream context gets a pretty bad rep but the UK has so many good varieties. It would be nice to see something in the future. [Side note – I did enjoy these twists on craft beers]


Mar 3, 2015, 4:23 am Reply

These flavor combinations seem exciting and tantalizing but those exotic ingredients will surely make these recipes way too expensive to try out. Where do I even find sparkling clementine juice? Also yuzu costs a pretty penny.

JT McAwesome-Face

Mar 3, 2015, 8:59 pm Reply

What's sicilian lemonade? Like limoncello or just lemonade from Sicily? :p

J Franks

Apr 4, 2015, 1:04 am Reply

my apologies but I cant stand the host

Sarah Lynn

Apr 4, 2015, 8:12 pm Reply

@***** I am happy to say that I have attempted to make the first Shandy that Tim showed us, and I just have to say that it was delicious!!!  I didn't use sparkling lemonade because my silly brain couldn't remember but I had everything else right and it is so delicious!  Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us!  It was a great birthday drink!  I'm going to try the Gin cocktail later on this evening!

Sarah Lynn

Apr 4, 2015, 11:31 pm Reply

Making this again tonight!  I'll post a pic on my instagram tonight! I'll tag you!

Ansan arimbi CILACAP

Jul 7, 2015, 9:23 am Reply


David Luger

Mar 3, 2017, 8:11 pm Reply

Ever try almond milk with any dark beer? Or plain soda water with any beer?


May 5, 2017, 2:33 am Reply

Omg that Lagunito looks DELICIOUS!!! Making one tomorrow

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