This recipe was originally published as part of a menu in Tasting Table National.
TT Test Kitchen Tip: The perfect summer beverage, this beer cocktail is inspired by the British shandy: beer mixed with ginger ale or sparkling lemonade. The muddled apricots can be substituted with peaches or nectarines for a slightly sweeter brew.
Yield: 4 cocktails
4 fresh apricots, sliced, plus more for serving
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from about 1½ medium lemons)
Four 12-ounce bottles chilled beer (pale ale or hefeweizen)