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Midweek Happy Hour | Sweet Tea Lager | Beer Cocktail


Before we jump onto this super easy beer cocktail, Happy National Iced Tea Day!


I talked about some amazing beer facts last week. June is the peak summertime, and some really cold iced drinks are never going to harm anyone!


I enjoy iced teas – in a lot of flavours. Spiking it with lighter alcohol is a desirable idea. Many of you might call this easy cocktail a flavourful variation of Summer Shandy – but trust me, you will love it! Maybe you can try making it with Summer Shandy and let me know the result!


Being an Indian, I always have black tea in my house. Brewing a fresh cup of iced tea is an easy task, but I have shared the recipe here as well. Also, I am sticking to the primary lemon flavour. You can try it with many summer fruits like mango and peaches.





Sweetest Beer Cocktail


Beer cocktails are fun to make. And they are refreshing too. Hope you enjoy making this one! The only thing that matters here is the ratio, as always!


For this cocktail, the ratio of sweet tea to beer is 2:1. And this works the best for my taste buds.


You can change it to 1:1, but then beer overpowers the sweet taste of iced tea and lemon, and this might not be the best concoction for a summer afternoon!


Drink responsibly. Don’t drink and drive.


Sweet Tea Lager


Ingredients

  • For Sweet Tea

  • 1 Tea Bag (preferably black tea)

  • 100 ml water

  • 2 teaspoon sugar

  • 2/3 cup ice

  • For the Cocktail

  • 100 ml Lager (IPA works well too)

  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon

  • 1 cup ice

  • 1 lemon wheel (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. We will first make the freshly brewed tea. Bring the water to boil and add the teabag.

  2. Let it sit for 2-3 minutes and quickly pour it over ice. Wait till all the ice has dissolved and the iced tea has doubled in its volume.

  3. In a tall glass, pour the tea and the beer.

  4. Add the lemon juice. Give a light stir and garnish with a lemon wheel!

Notes

  1. You can use packaged iced tea.

  2. You can adjust the sugar accordingly.

  3. I used Budweiser Light Platinum because of the sweet finish. Light beers give a better result than dark ones.

  4. You can try other flavours with summer fruits like mangoes and peaches.


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