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4 Ways to Upgrade a Shandy

© Christina Holmes

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.

Lemon-Thyme Syrup
This herbal syrup is also delicious over sorbet.

Roasted-Lemon Syrup
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.

Lemon-Ginger Syrup
This spicy syrup would make Elliott’s shandy extra-gingery.

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