Ginger Gaff, 1977 – Vintage Cocktail Friday

Posted on Aug 16 2013 - 12:44pm by RetroRuth

This one isn’t really a cocktail so much as it is…beer. But it is still alcohol, so here we go!

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5.0 from 1 reviews

Shandy Gaff
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Ingredients
  • Ginger Ale, Iced
  • Beer
Instructions
  1. Fill highball glass halfway up with ginger ale; fill with beer.
  2. *For a Ginger Gaff, substitute ginger beer for ginger ale
  3. *For Dark Shandy Gaff, substitute dark beer for beer

 

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We decided on a variation of the Shandy Gaff, the Ginger Gaff, since all we had on hand was ginger beer, not ginger ale!

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But we did decide to use the Champagne of Beer as our beer choice.

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“This is good.”

“Really?”

“Very light and a good ginger flavor. I like it.”

The Verdict: Good

From The Tasting Notes:

Tastes like a light, sweetened beer. Is actually good with Miller High Life. Tastes a bit like the bottled summer shandys, except without that overpowering citrus flavor and a nice ginger flavor instead.

3 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Lily August 18, 2013 at 2:02 am - Reply

    This sounds refreshingly scrumptious, for beer!

  2. Samantha August 23, 2013 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    Whipped up a ginger gaff tonight to celebrate a promotion at work this week. Quite yummy; tastes like ginger snap cookies!

    • RetroRuth August 23, 2013 at 11:14 pm - Reply

      Congrats on the promotion, and that is totally just the drink to celebrate with!

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