Cold Brew shandy by La Colombe, photo provided by National Restaurant Association
Have you heard of cold brew shandy? This new beverage trend could replace your cold brew and become the next must have summer beverage.
Cold brew shandy isn’t a new beer from Germany or a cocktail from your favorite mixologist. Looking to be the next big beverage trend, this combined coffee beverage could have you rethink your go to coffee. Is this coffee refreshing or just confusing to the palate?
La Colombe offers a Cold Brew Shandy Lemonade and a Cold Brew Shandy Grapefuit. This beverage combines the brand’s light-roasted organic coffee with Sicilian lemonade or pink grapefruit juice. The idea is to create a sweet, light beverage that is refreshing. After the success of the brand’s Draft Latte, this beverage is received accolades as well as rave reviews.
The same can be said for this particular beverage combination. Sometimes coffee can be strong. While lemon is often introduced into tea, adding it to coffee is different.
For these beverages, the citrus pairs well because the coffee beans do have a citrus note. Additionally, the smoothness form the cold brew is rounded out by the citrus. Overall, it is a flavor combination that needs to be explored.
Recently, the La Colombe Cold Brew Shandy received a 2019 Food and Beverage (FABI Awards). This awards recognize food and beverages that break new ground in taste and will shape the future of food. Could this particular beverage be the newest trend in coffee?