It’s been seven days since the Drink Wisconsinbly Week in Review last hit your inbox. And that passage of time is an exciting development for enjoyers of warm weather as summertime is now a full seven closer.
As the solstice draws near and the mercury gradually inches northward, we were reminded of a light and breezy beer cocktail called a Spaghett that pairs beautifully with those long summer days that melt into warm nights.
Of course, a cold beer also goes well with just about any pastime the sweet spot on the calendar throws at us. But like with any loving, long-term relationship, it can be difficult to maintain the same intensity over time. Sometimes you need to spice up to keep things interesting.
A Spaghett is basically an Aperol spritz, that uses Miller High Life instead of prosecco.
It couldn’t be any simpler to make. Just take a big sip from a bottle of High Life. Now, replace that beer you drank with an ounce and a half of Aperol and a half ounce of lemon juice. And, just like that, it’s ready to drink.
Legend has it the concoction was pioneered at a Baltimore establishment called Wet City Brewing. It was the brainchild of a bartender there who named it after a character from Tim Eric’s Awesome Show, Great Job!, who is not easily explained. Why? Who knows. The important thing is it’s cheap, crisp, refreshing, and a little bit different.
You best enjoy those Spaghetts while you can, because while the start summer is even closer than it was when you began reading this piece, its end is following depressingly close behind.