A perfect Summer Shandy is made with fresh squeezed sparkling lemonade and a tasty lager. The sun is shining the days are warm and you aren’t sure if you’d like a tall glass of lemonade or an icy beer. The most refreshing drink of the summer is the summer shandy.
The origin of the shandy is truly unknown but as German lore tells us, there was an innkeeper who was low on beer so he mixed the fresh lemonade that he’d made that morning with the remaining beer and his guests love it. This was the begining of a long, beautiful friendship between lemonade and beer.
It’s important that this shandy is made with sparkling lemonade. You can find that recipe here https://wetwhistledrinks.com/sparkling-lemonade/
The sparkling water keeps the drink from going flat. However, you can make it with any kind of lemonade. The best part of this recipe is the lager. Use the one that you like the very most. My favorite lager is Epic Pfeifferhorn Lager. I try to purchase locally, because it is important that I support the artisans in my area and the cool thing is that Epic beer is the best!
A perfect summer shandy is made with freshly squeezed sparkling lemonade and a tasty lager. This simple recipe is fun and easy to make.
- 6 Ounces Sparkling Lemonade
- 6 Ounces Lager
In a 12 ounce beer glass that is fresh from the freezer poor the lemonade and the beer. Stir gently. Garnish with a lemon wedge.