TOSSWARE Team
Cool off with a Lemonade Shandy

Lemonade stands aren’t just for kids anymore! Bring the whole family together by mixing up some fresh lemonade for the kids alongside a couple lemon shandies for the adults.

The shandy is a classic summer drink that mixes lemonade, ginger ale, or a carbonated beverage with beer. The best shandies are made with the highest quality ingredients so homemade lemonade is the way to go. Try out this recipe for the perfect slightly tart, slightly sweet lemonade.

While it only has three ingredients, lemonade can be a tricky beast. Too much lemon juice quickly turns it sour, too much sugar turns it into unpalatable syrup, and too much water can kill the flavor. A good rule of thumb to avoid these commonplace lemonade pitfalls is to stick to one part lemon juice, one part sugar, and five parts water. Early season lemons, starting in May, will be more sour and call for a slightly higher ratio of sugar to lemon juice. Later season lemons harvested in September and October will be a little sweeter, bringing down the need for sugar a bit.

TOSSWARE’s secret to the perfect lemonade is to add just one more ingredient: a dash of salt. The salt cuts just a bit of the acidity of the lemons, bringing out their best flavor.  Try the following recipe with mid-season, local lemons for best lemonade!


TOSSWARE’s Perfect Homemade Lemonade

Makes 64 ounces of lemonade

 

Ingredients
10 Lemons (squeezed to 1 ½ cups lemon juice)
8 Cups of fresh filtered water
1 ½ cups sugar
1 Teaspoon Lemon zest
¼ teaspoon of salt

Instructions
  1. Start by making a lemon simple syrup by mixing together 1 ½ cups of sugar, 1 ½ cups of water, and 1 teaspoon of lemon zest in a small pot over low heat.
  2. Gently stir the mixture until the sugar is completely dissolved (about 2 minutes) and remove from heat.
  3. Let the simple syrup cool.
  4. In a pitcher stir together 1 ½ cups lemon juice, 6 ½ cups water, simple syrup, and salt.
  5. Serve and enjoy. Be sure to save some lemonade for shandies!

7oz Pint Mini

Okay, so it’s not technically a full pint. We know. This is the one you reach for when you want a lighter touch (or when you’re serving flights or samplers).

Ideal for — Beer and flights
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TOSSWARE's Refreshing Shandy

Makes 2 servings in TOSSWARE’s 18oz Pint

 
Ingredients
10 Lemons (squeezed to 1 ½ cups lemon juice)
8 Cups of fresh filtered water
1 ½ cups sugar
1 Teaspoon Lemon zest
¼ teaspoon of salt
Instructions
  1. Start by making a lemon simple syrup by mixing together 1 ½ cups of sugar, 1 ½ cups of water, and 1 teaspoon of lemon zest in a small pot over low heat.
  2. Gently stir the mixture until the sugar is completely dissolved (about 2 minutes) and remove from heat.
  3. Let the simple syrup cool.
  4. In a pitcher stir together 1 ½ cups lemon juice, 6 ½ cups water, simple syrup, and salt.
  5. Serve and enjoy. Be sure to save some lemonade for shandies!

4oz Taster

No one ever turns down a sample. Our taster size holds just the right amount — a nice generous couple sips. Enough to wet your whistle and pique your interest.

Ideal for — Shots and tastings
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TOSSWARE's Dandy Shandy

Makes 2 servings in TOSSWARE’s 18oz Pint

Ingredients
16 oz stout beer
16 oz fresh, homemade lemonade
4 oz ginger ale, ginger beer, or fresh ginger juice
Instructions
  1. Fill each disposable plastic TOSSWARE cup with 8 ounces of lemonade and 2 ounces of ginger ale.
  2. Stir together lemonade and ginger.
  3. Fill the cup the rest of the way with dark beer.

18oz Pint

When the thirst is real, and more is more. This is the one you grab when you’re pouring a cold one, a tall one, a large one, or a double-double — anything you can gulp down and say, “Ahhh” afterwards.

Ideal for — Beers and Floats
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