Lager and lime slush

8

PREP TIME

10 min

TOTAL TIME

6 hrs 10 min

Makes

4 Servings

Lager and lime slush

Lager and lime slush. Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Barbecues and hot summer afternoons call for icy-cold patio drinks, and we've got a new favourite! This lovely take on lager is chilled perfection.


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 355-mL bottles Corona beer , plus extra for whirling

Instructions

  • BOIL sugar, lime juice and water in a saucepan until sugar dissolves. Cool slightly, then stir in beer. It should measure 4 cups. Pour into a 9 × 5-in. loaf pan. Freeze until just firm, about 6 hours. To serve, use a fork to break frozen mixture into chunks. Whirl on high in blender, adding more beer or water, 1 tbsp at a time, until mixture is slushy. Pour into four glasses and serve with lime wedges.

Two more ways

Grapefruit Radler
Boil 1/4 cup granulated sugar with 2 tbsp lime juice and 1 cup grapefruit juice in a saucepan until sugar dissolves. Cool slightly, then stir in a 473-mL can Coors Light. It should measure 3 cups. Pour into a 9×5-in. loaf pan. Freeze until just firm, about 6 hours. To serve, use a fork to break frozen mixture into chunks. Whirl on high in blender, adding extra beer, 1 tbsp at a time, until mixture is slushy. Scoop into glasses with straws. Garnish each with a thin wedge of grapefruit.

Beer-Cider Shandy
Boil 1/4 cup each granulated sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan until sugar dissolves. Slightly, then stir in a 500-mL can Somersby cider and 473-mL can Coors Light. It should measure 4 cups. Pour into a 9×5-in. loaf pan. Freeze until just firm, about 6 hours. To serve, use a fork to break frozen mixture into chunks. Whirl on high in blender, adding extra beer, 1 tbsp at a time, until mixture is slushy. Scoop into glasses with straws. Garnish each with an apple wedge.

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