By Emma Laperruque | June 15, 2012

Photo: Emma Laperruque

For many dads, there’s almost nothing better than an icy bottle of beer (or two) on a sunny weekend afternoon. But with the upcoming Father’s Day, this Sunday calls for something even better.

How to make the best day for dad? While everyone else rushes to the mall trying to find the perfect gift, head to the supermarket and get ingredients for his new favorite meal.

For dinner, fry up a fresh take on fish and chips, Guinness-Battered Cod. It’s pub grub at home—as easy as it is delicious. And, to go with it: refreshing Beer-Spiked Lemonade. Making lemonade from scratch takes even less time than it would to defrost lemonade concentrate. Just some simple syrup, fresh lemon juice and ice. Vodka is then added and, for the ultimate finishing touch, cold and fizzy beer is poured on top.

Beer-Spiked Lemonade Recipe

Servings: 1
Calories: 250 per serving
Prep Time: 20
Cook Time: 10
Total Time: 30


  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 2 oz beer


1. In a medium saucepan, combine water and sugar. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar dissolves. Put in the fridge to cool. (There will be extra.)
2. Roll lemon beneath palm to release juices, then slice in half and squeeze into a glass. Add 1 ounce simple syrup and vodka. Toss in a few ice cubes and stir to combine.
3. Pour beer on top and garnish with lemon slices. Cheers!

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