Summer is finally here and we have the day off! We’ve been wanting to try a shandy cocktail for a while and todays the perfect hot day for it!
A typical shandy is a beer cocktail made with equal parts beer and lemonade. We were a little skeptical because we’re not into overly sweet drinks, but pleasantly surprised in how light and balanced it ended up being!
It’s a great summer drink and couldn’t be easier to make!
To make a perfect classic shandy start with a good wheat or light lager. Stay away from heavy beers for this recipe. We’re using Blue Point Summer Ale, it’s an American Blonde it’s crips light and delicious. Next, it’s all about the lemonade! Of course homemade lemonade is the best option, but if you don’t have time for that, just use a good quality lemonade!
We wanted to add some extra summer flavor so before adding in the beer/lemonade we muddled a handful of blueberries into each glass.
We are drinking lightweights in our house but we do love a shandy or two on holiday or after a long difficult summer day in the office! It’s beer made nicer in my opinion! I like the blueberries thrown in for good measure, we’ve never tried that before.
Here in the UK we also have something called lager top which is basically larger with just a smaller splash of lemonade. Like a shandy but with more beer and less lemonade which you might like to try.
Oh my gosh! Yes, that sounds so good, you know us so well! xoxo
This sounds like a refreshing drink for summer although I must admit I don’t drink a Shandy. I also haven’t seen it with blueberries so a new experience to try. Thanks for sharing at #overthemoon. I"ve shared your post and look forward to you linking up next week.
I am loving this recipe. Ready to give it a try.
I am excited to give this a try! I hope to make it this weekend. My neighbors have an overabundance of blueberries and let me pick all I want.
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