Yeah, it's still February, but it's not too early to start thinking about summer. Hell, at this point, I can think of little else. Summer means patio season and patio season means patio drinks. Last year was all about the Aperol spritz, the year before the Campari Americano. The early contender for the drink of summer 2014? The Campari Shandy
1.5 ounces Campari
12 ounces lager or pilsner-style beer.
1 juicy lime or lemon wedge
Pour the Campari into a chilled glass. Add the beer, and stir briefly to mix. Squeeze the lime wedge into the glass, and then drop the wedge in. Serve immediately.
(recipe and photo from Orangette)