So as the Storefront Life resident beer drinker and connoisseur and in the spirit of Toronto Beer Week I bring to you... Da--da-dada!
The Turbo Shandy
A typical Shandy (or Shandygaff) is beer mixed with citrus flavored pop (7-up, sprite, or lime-it-up). But let's not be sissies here. Lets turbo this thing up. It's time to get... Tur-blasted!
It's super simple.
- 3/4 beer
- 1/4 Smirnoff Ice
Adjust for your taste. I prefer more beer flavor to my Turbo than Smirnoff flavor. I also prefer to use a Pilsener for my Shandies or my Turbos. I also don't use expensive beer for these. Buck-a-beer will do. I usually use Lakeport.
Whatever you do don't buy in to the corporate re-branding of this drink and call it a "Smirnoff Rocket". That's some BS right there. Taking an established drink and just renaming it for your marketing purposes. There are LOTS of variations on the shandy.
- Beer + Cider = Snake Bite
- Beer (stout) + Sparkling wine = Black Velvet
- Beer (stout) + Cider = Poor-man's Black Velvet
- Beer + Amaretto = Dr. Pepper (sometimes beer + Cola + a drop shot)
There's a small list of possible Shandies for you kids. As usual drink safe and never drink and drive.