A tasty elderflower shandy that says, "stop taking your drink so seriously."
'shandy' on Serious Eats
Use a strongly flavored pumpkin ale and combine it with the tart sweetness of ginger beer and what you end up with is a spicy sweet cocktail that is perfect for some AM sipping.
For the first couple decades of my middle age I thought the one great advantage of getting old was no longer having to question every little thing every little day. I felt that I finally knew who I was and what I liked, so I didn't have to constantly reconsider pizza toppings and political parties like a 3rd-grader updating his friend-or-enemy list after each recess.
The Shandy traditionally mixes beer and lemonade or citrusy soda, but I think a spicy, nonalcoholic ginger beer is the perfect mixer. For my palate, I like a fruitier, maltier beer like a tart lambic with a zippy ginger brew. But since I was going all fruitcake on this, I thought I'd try a shandy with hard cider instead of beer.
The Shandy traditionally mixes beer and lemonade or beer and citrusy soda, but I think a spicy, nonalcoholic ginger beer is a wonderful twist.