That One Drink: Summery Beer Edition

It's weird that we haven't covered this.
Publish date:
July 16, 2016
beer, That One Drink, Summer Beer, Canned Drinks

Welcome back, my beautiful cats and kittens, to another easy, breezy installment of That One Drink. Last week we talked three-ingredient cocktails, and the winner from Danielle Balentine was sunny, sweet, and bright.

Limoncello martini. 2 parts orange juice, one part citrus vodka, one part limoncello.* It's like sunshine and happiness and unicorn tears and rainbows in a glass.

*I don't really measure things so... I think this is right? Either way you'll be happy.

I've always wanted to taste the tears of the illusive unicorn, so I was pretty excited to try this. It also gave me an excuse to buy a bottle of limoncello, which is nice to have around in the summer months.

I did 2 ounces of juice, and 1 ounce of each alcohol. I shook all of that up with a bit of ice and strained it into a lowball, because I don't have martini glasses, because martini glasses are pointless saucers on sticks. (I drink my martinis out of coupes, which reminds me, I need to buy some coupe glasses, as I only had one and I lost it in my last move.)


As promised, this was an optimistic tasting beverage, full of sunshine, hope, and citrusy goodness. I can't say with complete certainty that it tasted of unicorn tears, as I've never enjoyed unicorn tears straight from the source, but I can say that it was a very happy-tasting cocktail.

Danielle Balentine gets a trophy for this mellow, yellow beverage, and that trophy is Lou Reed and Luciano Pavarotti singing "Perfect Day" together, because my brother sent this video to me and I am obsessed.

Moving on.

We've talked about beer, and we've talked about summery drinks, but we haven't specifically talked about beer as a summery drink, which is weird, because beer a can of light, crisp, beer is what summer is all about.

You know I lean toward the cocktail side of alcohol consumption, but gin beverage after gin beverage under the hot summer sun can lead to a world of pain if you're not careful. A light, fizzy beer will let you enjoy a sweltering day much longer than a harder beverage will.

I don't have a particular "go-to" favorite, but right now I'm feeling Montucky Cold Snack, 21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon, and Hitachino Wit. I've also been known to drink a fruity sour or funky saison when it's hot out, and I recommend either of those routes fully.

So obviously what I wish for you to share is your favorite summer beers. They don't have to be seasonal, but I do love seasonal offerings.