A man and a woman enjoying a drink on a patio

That’s my friend Dummo Scoof there on the left and me, Reggo Toots, on the right. This is us pre-crawfish boil as we taste-tested a new cocktail I was working on for the boil that I’m calling a Texas Shandy. It’s not actually a shandy, which is typically beer and lemonade. Instead I sub out the lemonade for Texas’ favorite citrus, Ruby Red grapefruit. I also sub out the whole non-alcoholic part of it. It’s a doozy. One guest at the crawfish boil said he hadn’t been that drunk in 25 years. Fair warning if you try it at home. I find one of these is the perfect amount for an afternoon on the patio. Dorothy Parker would have to rewrite her (apocrycphal) poem for this drink.

 

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Texas Shandy

One glass of this will have you blissing out on the patio all afternoon.

Servings: 1 glass
Ingredients
  • 1 can Lone Star
  • 2 oz Ruby Red Grapefruit vodka
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • lime twist
Instructions
  1. Pour 4/5ths of the Lone Star, the vodka, and the lime juice in a pint glass. Stir.

  2. Drink the leftover Lone Star. 

  3. Garnish with the lime twist.

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