Author Notes: In France, a panaché is a fresh drink served in summer made from a mix of beer with lemon flavoured soda like Seven-Up or Sprite. The proportions of the two ingredients are normally 50% of each. This is my Italian version using Limoncello, Tonic Water and Beer. Limoncello is a bright yellow, sweet Italian lemon liqueur produced mainly in the Naples region - Southern Italy and I can't imagine a nicer and fresher drink to serve, very cold, on a beautiful hot day. —Maria Teresa Jorge
tablespoons Limoncello, very cold
cup Beer, very cold
cup Tonic Water very cold
slice of lemon
- This recipe is for a 1 cup size glass so it's easy to multiply.
- Put the serving glass in the freezer. All the ingredients should be very cold.
- Wash and slice a lemon and cut in slices and then half the slices. Make a cut in the middle without cutting through the skin of the lemon.
- In your cold glass put the chilled Limoncello (you can put it in the freezer, the liquid doesn't freeze as it has between 33 to 35% alcohol so the bottle doesn't break), then add the Tonic Water and finally the chilled beer.
- Place half a slice of lemon on the glass and serve immediately.
- I don't recommend adding ice to this drink as it makes the beer very watery. Just use all the ingredients very cold.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Poolside Cocktail
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Best Beer Cocktail