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Summer Shandy Lemon juice for a Summer Shandy cocktail Summer Shandy ingredients Hi Guys! Today we have a fun little drink for you. Summer Shandy!! I’m a total (craft) beer and champagne lady myself and during hot summer months I’m usually craving one of these guys. Currently, I’m digging ┬ánice, strong IPAs, but when it’s super hot I just want something light…with a small kick! I use a nice wheat based hefen, which lighten up tremendously with the addition of lemonade, but feel free to use a pale ale of your choice. It’s really up to you. I like making my own lemonade, using fresh organic lemons, because it makes me feel a little less trashy about drinking this awesome drink. :) Anyway, I hope you all enjoy a nice Summer Shandy during these hot summer months! xx, Jenny

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Summer Shandy
Serves 4

1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup superfine sugar
1 cup water
1/2 cup sparkling water
4 (12 ounce) bottles of chilled Hefeweizen

1. Place lemon juice and sugar into a pitcher and stir. Add waters and continue
to stir until sugar dissolves.
2. Pour beer into chilled pint glasses and top each with a generous splash of
sparkling lemonade. Serve.

  1. Megan Not Specified Not Specified

    Now this is a summer shandy I could get down with. The pre-bottled guys tend to taste a little Mt. Dew-y.

    And yeah. I’m totes a craft beer champagne lady myself! I recently had a mimosa made with a wheat beer AND champagne. Double trouble.

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      Two things:

      1. You’re so spot on with the mtn-dewy taste!

      2. I think I need to hear more about this beer-champagne cocktail?!!

  2. Samantha Not Specified Not Specified

    I love your choice of hefeweizen.

  3. Giulia Not Specified Not Specified

    I make my shandy with ginger beer…perfect on a hot day.

  4. Jaclyn Not Specified Not Specified

    My husband loves summer shandy, but there’s something about it where I can’t ever drink more than one. I’m definitely going to try your recipe and see if it does it for me!

  5. Tara Not Specified Not Specified

    Ohmygoodness, I looooove summer shandy! One of my favorite summer memories is when I visited my friend in Chicago and we had deep dish pizza with the cornmeal crust and a super tall glass of summer shandy. I’ll have to try this recipe out soon. Perhaps when I make bbq turkey legs…

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      Aw, one of my favorite memories from home, during the summer! Deep dish pizza, Italian beef sammie or a chi-style hot dog…all delicious with a tall, crisp summer shandy :)

  6. percentblog Not Specified Not Specified

    Love those glasses- where are they from?

  7. Sally - My Custard Pie Not Specified Not Specified

    Pimms has been my current drink of choice this summer and shandy used to be a drink for old people….until now. Great idea.

  8. Inkie Not Specified Not Specified

    Heey, I just fell in love with all your recipes but since here (in Finland) we don’t use cups, I’d like to know how many decilitres is one cup?

    Oh, I loove your pictures ! They are so fresh, calm and full of spirit, and that’s one thing makes a good site, at least in my opinion :)

    • Ral Not Specified Not Specified

      There are 2.37dl (or 237ml) in one cup. Also, a 16 oz beer will be about 473ml. Hopefully this helps!

  9. Iris @ The yummyblogsisters Not Specified Not Specified

    this summer shandy recipe looks so good!

  10. Tahnycooks Not Specified Not Specified

    I can’t wait to show my hubby this!! He is in love with summer shandy! Thanks for sharing

  11. Marta @ What Should I eat for breakfast today Not Specified Not Specified

    I am drinking lemonade the whole day today. So hot. Few more additions and I’ll have your shandy :)

  12. Katherine Not Specified Not Specified

    These look so refreshing! I might try this with GF beer.

  13. Susan Not Specified Not Specified

    I was looking for a new drink for my next dinner party! Looks fantastic.

  14. Kate Nolan Not Specified Not Specified

    This is definitely a shandy I can handle. I used to love the Leinie’s Shandy, but at some point they just got too sweet. I really think they changed the recipe to appeal to a broader crowd. Lately I’ve been enjoying Shiner Ruby Redbird or Stiegl Radler Which is actually a malt beverage, but you’ll forgive it for that once you try it. Those have a more tart than sweet grapefruit flavor and I’m slowly converting every Shandy lover I know to it. Of course, if you’re making your own lemonade for a Shandy with the (inspired) use of a Hefeweizen, then it’s definitely something worth trying!

  15. Dan Polley (@polleydan) Not Specified Not Specified

    This sounds like a great beer to enjoy on a lazy Sunday.

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