Friday, June 7, 2013

Summer Citrus Shandy

 Summer Citrus Shandy - a refreshing summer cocktail made with beer, lemonade, triple sec, and fruit. Treat him to one for Father's Day....and treat yourself, too!


Tomorrow is a big day for's the day our baby turns two! I have spent nearly every waking moment of her life with her, and yet I can't seem to figure out where the time has gone. Of course, when I think back to this time two years ago, and all that has happened in our lives since then, it becomes pretty clear where all the time has gone....this Lemon Tree Dwelling has been keeping us busy!

Two years ago, we had been in our house for two months, and we had a "to-do" list that was two miles long! Despite the fact that Jorden basically camped out and worked in the house for about a week before we  moved in, there was still SO MUCH left to do! Like paint woodwork, hang cabinet doors, tile a laundry room, deal with a disaster of a backyard, hang curtain rods, finish a backsplash, figure out water issues, install light fixtures.....the list goes on and on. And that was on top of the week's worth of (so much) work we had already put in...and all with two kids and a baby on the way!

Like most expecting moms, I really wanted the work to be done before the new baby came. And a lot of it was! And for a few months after she was born, we took a break from all things related to the house. And then we realized all the things we still wanted or needed to replace the windows and plant grass and refinish the fireplace and make over the bathroom and install more lighting and, and, and....

.....and now our baby's turning two. Just like that. And do you know what Jorden is doing this weekend? Replacing the flooring in the family room! No joke. And do you know what else we're going to be doing, after cake and presents and playtime (and floor replacement)? We're going to be sitting back and enjoying one of these Summer Citrus Shandies....and reminiscing on the last two or four or six years of our lives....figuring out where all that time has gone, and how we can put the brakes on! Something tells me this drink will be a great start :)

Summer Citrus Shandy (for 2)
1 bottle of beer (I used Bud Light)
1 c. lemonade
1/8 c. Triple Sec
1/2 lemon, thinly sliced
1/2 lime, thinly sliced

Mix all ingredients together, split between 2 glasses, and enjoy!

Stay tuned next week for another fabulous summer cocktail - Basil Lemon Spritzers!

And for now....check out my Lemon Meringue Martini

Thanks for taking a peek inside my Lemon Tree Dwelling....
I hope you feel right at home!


  1. This sounds like another great summer drink. Cheers! ☺

  2. Happy Birthday to your baby! I agree - time goes by way too quickly (I say as I type with dried tears from Sydney's last day of preschool). It was a tough day today. I need this yummy drink. So I shall have one or who am I kidding? Maybe two. Thank you for the candid post and know that I am right. there. with. you. I just need it to slow the heck down!

  3. This looks lovely and refreshing!

  4. First of all Happy Birthday to big two year old!

    Secondly, thanks for sharing this yummy recipe-it looks so refreshing!

    If you have a minute to spare I'd be thrilled if you could share this shandy recipe at my weekly Say G'Day linky party! It's on now and this would be such a great addition!

    Best wishes for a lovely week,
    Natasha in Oz

  5. Ah, the perfect drink to sit back, relax and reflect Hope your little one had a wonderful birthday! The years slip right through our fingertips don't they? Love this drink Cathy!

  6. Happy Birthday Norska!!! Love you!!! This drink looks awesome, Cathy!

  7. Hi this looks so good this drink, I love the photos. I saw it on Cupcake-n-bake.
    Jullie from

  8. Such a pretty drink! I hope you get to relax and enjoy one this weekend!

  9. This looks like a refreshing afternoon cocktail-- my favorite! The photos make me want one right now though :) I'm visiting from the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop and would love for you to share this on my weekly link up called Moonlight & Mason Jars (every Monday night). My blog is

    Thanks and I hope your daughter had a wonderful birthday!

  10. This sounds and looks delicious!!! Please come share it at Two Girls and a Party linky party!!

  11. I could use one of these about now! Looks like the perfect summer cocktail to sip by the pool. Thanks!

  12. Just saw this on Shine-On Friday - I love summer shandy!! I have no idea why I never thought of making my own, but I'm surely going to do it now! Thanks for sharing!

    Kim @ {enjoy the view}

  13. Mouthwatering!!
    Just wanted you to know I featured you!

  14. Hi Cathy! I love this and I featured you over at Monday Funday! Thanks for partying with us! Pinning to our Pinterest board as well!

    Hop over to grab a feature button!

  15. Thanks so much for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends - I can't wait to see what you share this week!

  16. When you figure out how to make time stand still, please let the rest of us know! I'm not a beer drinker but I think I'd like this drink so next time there's beer in the house I'm going to make myself one! Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Treasure, I'm featuring you this week!

  17. Love this! Would love to have you share your post at our Ladies Only Blog Share link party. Our theme this week is summer! Visiting from What's Shakin' hop!


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