Made with only 3 ingredients and filled with refreshing summer flavors, Susan’s Peach Shandy is an easy summer punch to serve at your next party!
It was a decade of awesomeness. Like straight up awesomeness. I, of course, am talking about the 90’s.
TV: Fresh Prince, Saved by the Bell, Seinfeld, The Simpsons, fricken Full fricken House!!!!
Movies: We went from The Lion King to Forrest Gump to Office Space to Titanic, which is basically just about an old woman who’s a liar…
But musically, WHAT A DECADE!? Obviously you have grunge that came out of the 90’s: Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Radiohead, etc., but it was a decade of music videos that really didn’t make any sense, but had sweet guitar riffs, catchy choruses and white dudes dressed like Dwight, pre-Dwight.
The Presidents of the United States…. what a band. They obviously came out of Seattle like everything else in the 90’s, but had a jam that summed up the 90’s perfectly, Peaches.
The song is literally about the fruit, peaches. And the video obviously took place in the forest, with sweet camera angles and flying ninjas… because why not?! The song/video is all over the place but it pairs so perfectly with this month’s Lyrics & Libations cocktail!
KOVAL’s Susan for President Peach Brandy is the star of the show in Susan’s Peach Shandy.
First of all, umm haaaaiiii, hello. How gorgeous is this bottle?! P.S. It’s Ellie now… Pat talks music, I talk food 😉
Susan for President is a barreled peach brandy made by KOVAL Distillery. KOVAL, established in 2008, is a local distillery here in Chicago. Since then, KOVAL has become one of America’s leading small batch, independent spirit manufacturers.
I knew that I wanted to make something really fresh and fruity with Susan for President. And because I’m all about easy summer drinks and dinners to serve at your backyard barbecue, a punch that serves a crowd was the answer.
Before Celiacs took over my life, Summer Shandy was my go-to beer on a hot summer day. I love the crispness of the lemon and knew I wanted to make a riff on that with this recipe. Instead of combining actual gluten-filled beer with lemonade, I opted for ginger beer. Susan for President was the perfect addition to bring in the subtle peach flavor while not overpowering the others.
“Millions of peaches, peaches for me. Millions of peaches, peaches for free. Look out!”
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- 3 peaches, sliced and frozen
- ½ cup frozen blackberries
- 3 cans ginger beer
- 3 cups lemonade
- 1 cup KOVAL Susan for President peach brandy
- Add ⅔ of the frozen peach slices to a glass pitcher and divide the rest between 8 glasses. Do the same with the blueberries.
- Add the ginger beer, lemonade, and peach brandy to the pitcher, stirring to combine.
- Divide between 8 glasses and enjoy!
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