At the end of last summer Katy and I were back in upstate NY for our friends Katie and Ben’s wedding which was a beautiful event held in the farm hills nearby my house. It had all the ingredients for a perfect wedding….great location, live band, friends, and an open bar.
This is where I was introduced to Moonrockets. Ben, the groom, explained this was their drink of choice at the firehouse he volunteered at, so I reluctantly gave it a try. I say reluctantly because gin was on my “don’t drink” list since an unfortunate night back in high school with a bottle of Tanqueray. Needless to say I came crawling back. No hard feelings gin.
This is my rendition of the drink done with the local Texas beer Lone Star, and I recommend you use your own local affordable beer as well. Double or triple the recipe for party size!
- 1 can of lemonade concentrate
- 2 cans of local beer
- 14 ounces of gin
- 8-10 mint leaves
At least an hour ahead of time, chiffonade a small batch of mint and evenly spread it into an ice cube tray. Fill with water and freeze.
When ready, mix the lemonade concentrate as instructed into a large pitcher then add in two cold beers. Pour in 14 oz. of your gin of choice and mix well. Pour over the minted ice cubes and enjoy on the next hot summer day and the cubes will slowly melt releasing the mint into the drink.
Thanks for reading, enjoy!