Black Plum Shandies

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Black Plum Shandy

When I hear the word shandy, I imagine myself wearing large sunglasses and a mumu with a fat corgi on my lap while I play bridge or something.

Oh yeah and I live in Palm Beach. I’m with all of my older lady girlfriends and we all talk over each other (a la Goodfellas) while we sip on shandies.

Black Plum Shandy

I love different iterations on shandies. I made a grapefruit shandy last year and OMG did I love it. This year I wanted to go a less traditional route, but I’m feeling lazy and wanted it simple.

Black Plum Shandy

Black Plum Shandy

I’ve realized I adore beer cocktails. In summer I’m all about something refreshing, effervescent, light and really really simple to throw together.

Black Plum Shandy

The plums are pureed with a bit of sugar in a blender. I ran the mixture through a strainer, mainly to catch the skins. And then added it to a glass with some beer. DATS IT. Billy pointed out that the beer really works wonderfully with the beer. He said the plums actually have a bit of a beer-quality to it. I completely agree. Make it, try it and then drink it all.

Black Plum Shandy

Black Plum Shandies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 drinks

Black Plum Shandies

Ingredients

  • 5 black plums, halved (I used black but I see no reason why yellow, red or another variety wouldn’t work)
  • 3 tablespoons pure cane sugar
  • Beer of choice (I liked this with something super clean like a pilsner)

Directions

  1. To a blender, add the plum halves and sugar. Blend until smooth-ish. If your plums aren't all that ripe, you may need to add a splash of water to get it started. Pour the puree through a strainer and discard the pulp.
  2. Divide the strained puree between glasses (I added about 3 to 4 tablespoons per glass). Top with beer.
http://acozykitchen.com/black-plum-shandies/

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stephanie @ iamafoodblog July 3, 2015 at 3:16 pm

these look soooooooooooo refreshing :) and i love those glasses!

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John July 3, 2015 at 3:49 pm

Making these tomorrow! I love beer cocktails too, at least I love Micheladas, so I hope these are good too.

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Stephanie July 4, 2015 at 8:44 am

These look so delicious and I don’t even like beer that much.

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Medeja July 4, 2015 at 11:32 pm

I think I would it! Will have to try soon 😀 thanks for sharing

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Louisa July 10, 2015 at 1:25 pm

What a great idea!!! I’d love to do this with peaches and wheat beer mmmmm : )

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