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5 cocktails from the garden

By: Enrique Gili on May 16, 2012, 12:12 p.m.

Photo: Jesse Kunerth/Shutterstock

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A simple, tangy and refreshing cocktail consisting of beer and lemonade that's ideal for afternoon garden parties.
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4 to 6 cups cold water
  • 16 ounces lager beer, preferably chilled
Prep time: 35 minutes

Total time: 35 minutes

Cooking Directions

  1. To make simple syrup bring 2 cups water to boil. Slowly stir in 1 cup sugar until completely dissolved, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and allow syrup to cool, about 30 minutes.
  2. Combine 1 cup simple syrup, lemon juice and water in large pitcher. Stir well.
  3. Pour 8 ounces lager into tall glass. Top with lemonade and serve.

Yield: 2 drinks