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It’s lemonade. With a little beer in.

So little beer, they sell it alongside the Pepsi and Orangina and other kiddie pop in the cafe cooler.

Yes, I know how it SOUNDS. But I really like this stuff.




Bite me.








Comment from Allen
Time: May 5, 2009, 6:43 pm

Beer and lemonade might work…

Hey, who put the mayo on my cinco? I’m gonna put some lime juice in my beer.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 5, 2009, 6:45 pm

In an act of Western hemisphere solidarity, I had tacos for lunch. Supermarket Old el Paso was the best I could do.

Uncle B wouldn’t touch a taco with somebody else’s mouth.

Comment from scubafreak
Time: May 5, 2009, 6:54 pm

Meh. Sounds like a friar’s version of an Arnold Palmer.

BTW, did anyone see what our “enlightened”Democrat majority was doing today?


Comment from Randy Rager
Time: May 5, 2009, 7:07 pm


I take 12 year old Scotch, pour it over ice and…top off the glass with 7UP.

Goes great with a cigar.

Comment from memomachine
Time: May 5, 2009, 8:15 pm


1. Shandy = Zima = ugh! Must be a gender thing.

2. 12 year old scotch + 7Up? You’d be better off using a cheaper scotch because I can’t imagine you can really taste the difference with the 7Up in there.

Comment from Allen
Time: May 5, 2009, 9:10 pm

Actually, the Cinco de Mustard date is when we get together to plan the cattle drive up to the high grazing areas. The snow is coming off the Sierras.

Vaqueros, Shoshoneans, and Gringos. What the hell to drink, when we get a chance, is a MAJOR consideration.

It’s like the UN of alcohol.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: May 5, 2009, 10:12 pm

This is the only Shandy I know anything about

I actually prefer Long Island Ice Tea anyhow:

* 2 cups ice cubes
* 1 ounce vodka
* 1 ounce gin
* 1 ounce white rum
* 1 ounce white tequila
* 1/2 ounce Triple Sec
* 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
* 1/2 cup cola, or to taste
* 2 lemon wedges

Fill the cocktail shaker with ice. Pour the vodka, gin, rum, tequila, Triple Sec, and lemon juice into the shaker. Cover and shake to combine and chill. Pour the mixture, ice and all, into 2 glasses or beer mugs and top off with the cola. Garnish with lemon wedges. Serve. Repeat as necessary.

Comment from Dawn
Time: May 5, 2009, 11:16 pm

I didn’t get run into by any drunk illegals this year. Sweet.

Comment from harbqll
Time: May 6, 2009, 12:21 am

Happy Cinco de Cuatro, everybody!

Comment from iamfelix
Time: May 6, 2009, 3:49 am

Stoaty — Did you notice that Wuzzadem post you linked the other day (with the “morons” remarks) has been disappeared?

Really good lemonade (pulpy, not too sweet) is my favorite beverage, but I probably could do without the beer.

Comment from Gibby Haynes
Time: May 6, 2009, 6:13 am

Shandy’s alright. We used to drink it with gay abandon when we were kids and nobody thought anything of it. Only when you look at it objectively does it raise a few flags: ‘You’re giving kids beer?’

It’s a bit of a waste of Bass though, diluting it with lemonade.

Uncle B wouldn’t touch a taco with somebody else’s mouth.

Considering taco can be a euphemism, that sounds very wrong.

Comment from Richard
Time: May 6, 2009, 10:26 am

Shandy reminds me of my Grandma. She’d always have beer in to make us shandies.

Comment from Mrs. Peel
Time: May 6, 2009, 10:35 am

Gibby, I was actually going to jokingly ask Stoaty if Uncle B wouldn’t kiss her after she ate the tacos (I typically refuse to kiss a man after he eats something with mustard, mayo, pickles, or some combination thereof), and then you had to go there. Put me right off my lunch, you did.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: May 6, 2009, 10:46 am

I prefer shandy made with cheap throwing* lager. It’s very refreshing on a hot summer’s day and you can drink twice as much of it without falling over. It should be made with real white Lemonade, though (R. White’s for preference). The closest analogue in the US is Sprite.

* because you don’t feel guilty about throwing it about in gay abandon while shouting and singing like a twat. It is thus distinguished from ‘quaffing lager’.

Comment from jwpaine
Time: May 6, 2009, 10:51 am

Except for the plastic boxes once used to contain Big Macs, there is no analogue for Sprite.

Comment from Princess Bernie
Time: May 6, 2009, 12:56 pm

In recovery in hospitals they always offer you Sprite. Being that I’m drugged up I always say “shurrreee” and then I drink it and vomit.

Sprite is the syrup of ipecac for me. ick.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: May 6, 2009, 1:23 pm

OMG – Who needs people satirizing Gordie Brown when he does THIS!!??



Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 6, 2009, 1:42 pm

The first few times I saw that, I was SURE it was a Photoshop job, scuba. It’s not. Brown’s press officer shouldn’t be fired, he should be beaten to death.

Comment from Gibby Haynes
Time: May 6, 2009, 1:48 pm

Sorry for ruining your lunch Mrs. P.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: May 6, 2009, 1:53 pm

LOL Stoatie… With friends like that, who needs enema’s?

Comment from DaveDave
Time: May 6, 2009, 2:10 pm

Shandies are for the bairns.

Comment from Dawn
Time: May 6, 2009, 2:19 pm

bairns …oh I get it.
While other people have laugh out louds I have googles.

Comment from porknbean
Time: May 6, 2009, 3:58 pm

Hey weasel, did you recently comment at the Dailymail regarding the article about Savage getting banned from the UK?


Comment from Sockless Joe
Time: May 6, 2009, 4:16 pm

Savage may be a world class douchebag, but I don’t understand this whole banning people from the UK deal. From where I stand there are much better people to ban.

Comment from Randy Rager
Time: May 6, 2009, 4:38 pm

Actually, I can tell the difference between 12 year old Scotch single barrel and blended “Scotch”, even when mixed with 7UP.

But then, I don’t buy the blended crap any more.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 6, 2009, 7:12 pm

PnB, that was going to be my post tonight.

And then I accidentally closed my browser, and when it came back…all my text was missing.

That was about thirty seconds ago, and I’m still sitting here staring in horror and annoyance at my screen, wondering if it’s worth resurrecting.


Comment from Jennifer
Time: May 6, 2009, 7:23 pm

I said the same thing about macaroni and cheese with jalapeno peppers, but oh yeah, it’s good!

Comment from geoff
Time: May 7, 2009, 4:59 am

Bass Ale is a staple of my diet, but shandies give me shudders.

Comment from Deborah
Time: May 7, 2009, 6:48 pm

Let’s talk about your tacos. Old El Paso is not enough information.

Comment from Randy Rager
Time: May 7, 2009, 6:51 pm

Try a grilled cheese sammich with jalapenos. Fry it in bacon grease instead of butter.

Just trust me on this.

Comment from naleta
Time: May 8, 2009, 6:25 pm

Here I am late to the party, but I wanted to mention a variant of Long Island Iced Tea that I love! It’s called a Peachtree Tea and to make it you substitute peach Schnapps for the Triple Sec. They are so smooth and sweet, but not too sweet!

Comment from nbpundit
Time: May 8, 2009, 11:44 pm

Holy Sheets! I used to drink Shandys’ when I
was a kid! They are right good.

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