Almond Ale Lemon Spritzers

Almond Ale Lemon Spritzers

This Almond Ale Lemon Spritzers recipe surprised me.

Ever find a recipe that you want to try, but think “Um … not sure about this. Kinda sounds weird. I’ll let my husband try it out first.” This Almond Ale Lemon Spritzers recipe was like that, but boy, was I surprised. I totally didn’t expect a refreshing drink. I was expecting more of a cider-y ale or something, but it was much more like lemonade. Only better. One sip led to another, then another … And not to worry, a whole pitcher of this spritzer contains only 12 ounces of ale. Of course, you can easily substitute ginger ale for the ale for a non-alcoholic version.

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Almond Ale Lemon Spritzers are definitely one for the ladies to try. I think they’d be perfect for a party or shower. Enjoy!

Almond Ale Lemon Spritzers Recipe

Almond Ale Lemon Spritzers

Almond Ale Lemon Spritzers

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

A refreshing drink, reminiscent of lemonade.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • 2 cups seltzer water
  • 
1 bottle (12 ounces) pale ale/beer*

Instructions

  1. Mix sugar and cilantro in 2-quart pitcher. Using the handle or end of a wooden spoon crush cilantro into sugar until bruised well.
  2. Add lemon juice, ice and extract; stir until most of the sugar is dissolved. (If making ahead, refrigerate covered, and finish next step just before serving.)
  3. Stir in seltzer and ale; mix well. Pour into beverage glasses. Serve immediately.

Notes

*For a nonalcoholic version, substitute spicy ginger ale for the ale/beer.

Recipe from McCormick.


Almond Ale Lemon Spritzers

(I have worked with McCormick on non-blog related projects. This is not a sponsored post. As always, all opinions are my own.)