June 18, 2011 (Day 82) — Chantels

For those unfortunate enough to not know about the Chantels, they were a Motown group from the 1950s who produced some great hits and still manage to make me wistful.

Tonight’s drink is called Chantels because it’s a take off of the classic Shandy, which is beer and ginger ale.


  • 5 oz Smithwick’s Ale
  • 5 oz ginger ale
  • 1 oz Cynar artichoke bitters

Combine the ingredients in a pint glass filled with ice and serve up.

Light with a bit of sweet from the ginger ale, but that Cynar gives it a great bitter follow up and that leaves your palate feeling clean and ready for another drink.


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