When it comes to the Super Bowl, well, I must admit that I’m not as rah-rah as some of my friends are. But I’ve always enjoyed Super Bowl parties because it’s a great excuse to get your friends together and eat junk food and drink a lot of beer. What’s not to love about that?
Now, for all of you folks wondering what the heck a shandy is, let me explain. A shandy is a drink that’s typically composed of beer and a carbonated citrus beverage of your choice (the most common is a sparkling lemonade). But seeing that we’re in the midst of blood orange season here in the U.S., I thought it’d be fun to make a different version of the shandy using a blood orange soda.
Serve your shandy creations with a big bowl of buttery popcorn and some nachos, and you’ll have some very happy party attendees.
Blood Orange Shandy
Yield: 1 drink
Glassware: Pint glass
Orange slice, for garnish
1. Fill a pint glass three-quarters of the way with the beer.
2. Top with blood orange soda.
3. Garnish the rim of the pint glass with an orange slice.
Brian Samuels is Managing Editor at The Boys Club and blogger at A Thought For Food.