Grab your pom-poms, we’ve got something to cheer about! Today, we’re giving you a chance to win a Publix gift card worth $250. But, that’s not all. You could have the chance to win a $250 Publix gift card every week through October 25. In football terms, that means eight chances to make your tent the talk of the tailgate.
In honor of our first giveaway, we’re getting fired up with our favorite game-day libations. From Bloody Mary Punch to Apple-Pie Infused Bourbon, there’s seldom a spirit that isn’t perfectly fit for a Southern tailgate. But, for an early-fall game day that’s a little heavy on the heat with nary an air-conditioned respite (or shady live oak) nearby, there is one cool cocktail that we just can’t pass up—or put down—our Apple, Lemon, and Gin Shandy.
Apple, Lemon, and Gin Shandy
From the September 2013 issue.
3 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons fresh shredded ginger
1/2 cup Simple Syrup
2 cups gin
1 (12-oz.) bottle chilled Pilsner beer or club soda
Garnish: apple and lemon slices
Puree apples, lemon juice, and ginger in a blender. Pour mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a large pitcher, pressing to release juices; discard solids. Stir in Simple Syrup and gin. Chill 2 hours. Stir in chilled Pilsner beer or club soda. Serve over ice. Garnish, if desired.
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