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Summer Shandy Beer Cocktail

July 29, 2011

If I had a signature drink, it would be beer. But since that doesn’t really qualify as a cocktail, I’m totally adopting the Shandy. It’s like an alcoholic Arnold Palmer. Half beer, half lemonade—and 100 percent refreshing. It really is the perfect summer drink.

Simple ingredients.

Subtle flavors.

And it couldn’t be easier. Just mix up your favorite light lager with lemonade, half and half.

See? Easy. It even feels silly giving you a “recipe,” but here goes…

Summer Shandy Beer Cocktail
Serves 2
  1. 1 12 oz. bottle pale lager (Such as Budweiser, Bud Light or Corona)
  2. 1 ½ cups lemonade (I used Martha's Classic Lemonade)
  3. Half a lemon
  4. Cayenne pepper and salt to garnish
  1. Garnish a pair of double Old Fashioned glasses with a rim of squeezed lemon and a bit of cayenne pepper and salt. First fill each glass halfway with lager, then fill all the way with lemonade. Gently stir. Finish with a slice of lemon.
Taryn Williford

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    1. Taryn

      You should! They’re surprisingly good for how easy it is to throw together.

  1. Fashionably Bombed

    We will definitely have to try this, it sounds delicious! Have you tried our Michelada? It’s similar, but without the sweetness of the lemonade.


    -The Fashionably Bombed Girls

    1. Taryn

      Oh man, your Michelada post had me drooling. I haven’t mixed one up just yet, might have to make myself one (three) this weekend.

  2. Nick

    Sound a little too sweet but I will give it a try. Try this michelada recipe next time.

    Modelo Especial
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  14. Amy mcclintock

    The pepper is wayyyyy to hot and the mixture leaves the weirdest taste in your mouth.

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