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After a night on the line, most chefs have a go-to drink, from cheap beer to a house bartender’s expert cocktail. Here, star chefs reveal their favorite drinks.
Chef Ned Elliott of Austin’s Foreign & Domestic is hooked on the Session lager from Full Sail Brewing. “We’ve had it since day one,” he says. “We make a drink with it called The Cyclist. It’s like a shandy. It’s made with Reed’s Extra Ginger Brew and a salted lemon syrup we make from preserved lemons.”
To make a version of Elliott’s refreshing shandy at home, try swapping out the preserved lemon syrup with one of these other fun, easy to make lemon syrups.
This herbal syrup is also delicious over sorbet.
Roasting the lemons gives this syrup a fantastic richness.
Lemon Mint Syrup
Besides using this syrup in a cocktail, try pouring it over fresh fruit.
This spicy syrup would make Elliott’s shandy extra-gingery.