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Friday Cocktails: Shandies that Wow – Passion Fruit, Tamarind, Pitanga & Guava

by on October 7, 2016
 

So, we must see this Shandy obsession to the end…here are 4 more ideas to wow you: Tamarind, Pitanga Cherry, Passion fruit and Guava,

All four of them can be made to taste:

How to make syrups

  • Tamarind syrup: I combined semi-dried sour tamarind – common in the north of Nigeria with sugar and water.
  • Pitanga syrup: I made a simple syrup with pitanga cherries, sugar and water
  • Guava: I used guava juice
  • Passion Fruit: I made fresh passion fruit juice (tutorial coming soon)
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L to R: Pitanga cherry, Tamarind, Guava, Passion Fruit

You’ll have to adjust the flavours to suit your tastes

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Add your lager…

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Then top up with lemon and lime soda.

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You’re free to admire 🙂

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And admire some more before you straw up… and drink.

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My personal favourite was the Passion Fruit – it is that complex combination of tropical flavours that’s fruity and sour and sweet with a good nose. We love it!

Next was the tamarind – its really earthy and rich. I have a feeling it would work well in a malt or Guinness version. Must try that soon.

The came the Pitanga – which was a mixture of sweet and spice.

Finally the guava – an all round fail. I will try a fizzy guava drink next time.

So there, more Shandies to up your game.

What would you make?