It’s Thursday again already and who’s ready for another Thursday Night Cocktail ? Join me, won’t you? In case you’ve forgotten, tomorrow is Halloween and it’s going to be costumes and candy and kids and rainbow coloured-barf and screaming and candy-trade fights and…this can’t just be at my house.
I don’t know how it works at your place but over here one adult takes the kids out for candy, and one stays home to dole out the treats. We usually draw straws to see who does what but there’s no real winner here is there? If pressed to choose I’d go with candy-hander-outer because it’s warm, generally dry, and I have access to the liquor cabinet. This year, my drink of choice will have a decidedly Halloween flavour, and because I am nothing if not prepared and theme-oriented, I came up with the Halloween Candy Shandy.
Shandies are a great option for people like me who like beer, but don’t love it. I’ll go to first base with beer, but it’s never gonna see me naked. This Shandy uses orange pop or soda and a splash of vanilla and tastes a bit like an ice cream float, but if you drink them too fast you’ll forget your name and open-mouth kiss the mailman instead of just getting an ice cream headache.
Halloween Candy Shandy
- One can or bottle of beer - Lager or Indian Pale Ale work well
- 1 can or 300mL orange soda
- 1 tsp vanilla
Mix vanilla and half can orange soda into pint glass.
Pour beer and stir lightly.
You can make a pitcher of Halloween Candy Shandy, using equal parts beer to soda.