Cocktails

Steve Douds' Shandygrath

Yesterday we met Steve Douds, Renegade Canteen's head bartender, who loves tequila and hates flavored vodka. Today he shares with us the recipe for the Shandygrath, a cocktail he concocted for Renegade's drink menu and named for Renegade's chef, Robert McGrath.

Made with Grand Canyon Pilsner, Cock n' Bull Ginger Beer and vodka, the drink is based on the Shandygaff, a classic mixed drink made with beer and ginger ale that's popular in England and France.

"We call them 'panty-droppers,'" Douds says. "It tastes like a cooler, but then the vodka sneaks up and stings you."

It's a refreshing summertime drink that tastes like a sweet pilsner with a hint of enticing, peppery ginger spice.

The ingredients:
1 oz. Vodka
6 oz. Grand Canyon Pilsner (or another quality pilsner)
Ginger beer to fill

How to make it:
Pour ingredients into an ice-filled glass. Stir to combine. Enjoy.

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Zach Fowle
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