A Shandy, also known as a Shandygaff, is a refreshing summer drink that is a mixture of lemonade and beer. The resulting drink contains <5% alcohol by volume, so in many jurisdictions, is exempt from alcohol laws. In any case, the citrusy, frothy Shandy is simple to make.
- 1/2 Lemonade
- 1/2 Beer, hefeweizen or lager
- Pour a pint glass half full with your beer of choice.
- Fill the remainder with your lemonade.
Your proportions can be mixed to taste. Common substitutions include cider instead of lemonade (known as a Snakebite), stout instead of a lighter beer (called a Black Shandy), and orange juice instead of lemonade (the Brass Monkey of Beastie Boys fame).
Finally, if you are, like me, gluten-free, you can use any of a variety of sorghum-based gluten-free beers (most of which are greatly improved by the addition of lemonade).