Shandy beers are loved for their crisp taste and refreshing taste profile which is at its base a beer combined with the flavor of lemonade.
Shandys are a 'seasonal' beer and sadly the season for the most popular of the Shandy brands, Leinenkugel, Summer Shandy has come to an end. But, what if we don't want to wait until next April or May for our next sip of the lemonade beer - so today I offer a recipe for a homemade Summer Shandy.
Homemade Summer Shandy may be one of the easier cocktails to make, but while "beer and lemonade" may be simple to mix together, the type of beer and lemonade used is important to mimicking the taste of the Summer Shandy.
The best type of beer to use is a Hefe-Weizen, which you may not be able to find in your local Kroger or Abertson's, so a trip to a specialty beer store may be in order. For the lemonade flavor I recommend a sparkling lemon soda, like Sanpelligrino Limonata; the carbonated lemon flavor will give your shandy the 'pop' it needs to enhance the flavor. If you are unable to find Sanpelligrino Limonata use one half half lemonade and one half club soda.