BEERECIPE: Biermischgetränke Popsicles

Stay Classy popsicles
Stay Classy popsicles
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Stay Classy popsicle
Stay Classy popsicle

I think it's finally safe to say, with only the slightest chance of jinxing ourselves, that Spring has set in. The sunshine hangs around a bit longer each day, there are green signs of life popping up from the earth, and joggers are out everywhere making me feel guilty. All the extra daylight has got us feeling festive, so we thought we'd share another recipe -- something that really hits the spot as we move into warmer weather.

Our last "beerecipe" was a hearty chili made with Grognard Session stout. For today's episode we're doing something a bit lighter, and if you can believe it, even easier. To be honest, calling this a 'recipe' is a bit of a stretch, considering it's so darn simple, but that's how we're gonna roll. Enter BEER SHANDY POPSICLES!

Now, a quick word about Shandies and beer-cocktails in general. A brief wikipedia search will yield a great deal of info about the popularity of the beer/fruit juice concoction, with Germans aptly coining the term "Biermischgetränke" to describe the thirst-quenching phenomenon. Of course, it's a slippery slope to start putting things in your beer, and for the most part we wouldn't recommend it, but these delicious popsicles made with a few simple ingredients, are worth falling off the horse for.

BIERMISCHGETRANKE POPSICLES INGREDIENTS

- 2 lemons - 1 grapefruit - 1/2 cup sugar - 1/2 cup water - 350-400ml Stay Classy (or another bright, hoppy beer)

First juice your lemons and grapefruit, and try to get about 1/2 cup of the combined juices (leaning towards more lemon juice than grapefruit). I realize the grapefruit isn't too traditional, but it compliments the hoppy aroma of the Stay Classy so nicely -- just trust me. Put the juice in a small saucepan. It's nice to scoop out a bit of the grapefruit pulp and add that to the mix. You'll probably have a bit of citrus left over, so eat that half grapefruit and say sayonara to scurvy.

Next measure out your sugar and water, put that in the saucepan too. Crack the Stay Classy, pour yourself a small tipple, and add the 400ml of beer to the pan. Heat lightly and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Pour into your popsicle molds, put sticks in them, and freeze the suckers. Wait patiently and enjoy them on a hot day.

If those even exist.

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