Tasty 'Different' Summer Drinks!
*Great Summer Beer: the Shandy!
Lemonade and beer, 50/50. More refreshing than lemonade, more thirstquenching than beer. The best of both worlds, fully dialed in for hot weather needs. (Lemon soda also works great.) In Germany they call it the Radler, their word for 'cyclist,' because hot'n'sweaty bikers like it so much!
*Great Overlooked Summer Cocktails Ramos Gin Fizz---a great summer cocktail! And don't forget the Mint Julep. Both are classy historic drinks for steamy days.
*Want a fresh, different, cheap summer white wine? Try Gruner Veltliner! Here's one that I like a LOT: Berger, $8.33 a bottle. It's a great change of pace white. Perfect for hot summer days. Dry, light, green, sharp, zingy. I visited Vienna once and they drink it like water there. There are party vineyards that make this wine in the hills around Vienna where folks go to picnic.
*For yet another 'different' summer white try the famous Sancerre. Hemingway liked it 'crackling cold' with oysters. The grapes are grown on old sea-beds and the wine is considered the very best for shellfish. It's known to be a little stinky in a way. Try it!