Dear Miss Mary,
This is probably not your area of expertise, but I have a girlfriend who drinks fruity beer and I can’t stand the stuff.
That’s no problem with me, but we end up buying or bringing twice as much beer as we drink.
First of all, I’ve never met a topic I didn’t have an opinion on, so you have come to the right place.
Now, darlin,’ I once heard a movie line that exclaimed ‘Beer is for breakfast, drink or be gone!’ and that is sort of how I feel about the matter, but to each their own.
What is a ‘Fruity’ Beer?
It sounds like your girlfriend might be looking for a shandy, which is, more or less, a ‘fruity’ beer. It pops a bit of lemonade, ginger ale, fruit juice, or lemony soda into a beer to lighten it up and sweeten the flavor. Sometimes this drink is called a ‘Radler.’ Whichever you call it, Shandies and Radlers are pretty popular – especially in the Summertime. The problem is that those can get really sugary, really quickly.
Make Shandies and More with Miss Mary’s Mix
What about bringing along a bottle of Miss Mary’s Paloma Mix? It’s a deliciously-light grapefruit mix that pairs well with any light beer. Or if your girl prefers lime, she can use Miss Mary’s Margarita Mix. Both would give your lovely lady a lighter, fruitier version of the beer you drink. One purchase – everyone’s happy.
Whatever is left over of the Miss Mary’s Mix can be saved for a proper cocktail or mixed with sparkling soda for a zero-proof refreshment on those long “Session” days. *wink*
Who knows, you might like it too!