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Cocktail: Shandy with Sparkling Lemonade

Shandy with Sparkling Lemonade

Who needs a super easy cocktail recipe right about now? You can bet this worn out mama is raising her hand! The past few weeks have felt more like a few months. I know I’m not the only one who feels that way.  I’m ready to sit on my porch and just breathe. An ice cold beverage would definitely make that scenario even better. Enter the Summer Shandy….a shandy made with SPARKLING LEMONADE. Yum!

Ok, so it’s not quite summer yet. But it IS nice and warm here in Florida, so the Summer Shandy is perfectly acceptable to bust out early. Bwah! It combines two of my absolute favorite warm weather drinks. Cold beer and lemonade. This version uses one of those sparkling lemonades you can find at just about any grocery store. I tend to have a few of these in my pantry to add a little zip what feels like an ordinary day.

Also, there tends to be a few leftover after any bridal or baby shower I host, making them perfect to use up in this drink recipe. One sip and it instantly feels like a nice warm day where you just want to be lazy in the sun. I also used a pale ale and ideally the shandy is made with a wheat beer. Although, I’ve found that just about anything you like will do. The key is the sparkling lemonade. That’s what makes it a sparkling shandy!

Sparkling Shandy Recipe

Shandy with Sparkling Lemonade Ingredients

Ingredients (Serves 2):

12 ounces Sparkling lemonade
1 pale ale or similar type beer
Lemon slices or wedges for garnish


1. Pour half of the beer in each of two glasses
2. Fill the remainder of the glass with sparkling lemonade
3. Garnish with a lemon wedge
4. Instantly relax while you sip

Two Summer Shandy's

Shandy with Sparkling Lemonade

And why not add your own twist to this classic summer cocktail? Perhaps use a strawberry lemonade or even make your own from scratch at home. We all know that everything made at home from scratch tastes better. I’d say we have enough time at home right now to whip some up. Wouldn’t you?

Although, after a long week of hard work, this shandy with sparkling lemonade takes about three minutes to make and always turns out just right. I don’t know about you, but I’m already beat and it’s not even Friday. Haha! I’m actually not even sure what day it is. Haha! I was just talking to my friend about how they’re all running together…On that note, let’s make like it’s Friday and whip up a tasty bev!

Yield: 2

Sparkling Shandy Cocktail Recipe

This sparkling Shandy cocktail uses sparkling lemonade which makes this Shandy recipe even more festive!

Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 3 minutes


  • 12 ounces sparkling lemonade
  • 1 12 ounce pale ale or similar type beer
  • 2 lemon slices or wedges for garnish


    1. Pour half of the beer (6 ounces) in each of two glasses.

    2. Fill the remainder of the glass with sparkling lemonade (6 ounces).

    3. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

    4. Instantly relax while you sip.

More Easy Cocktail Ideas

And in case you want to stock up on plenty of easy cocktail ideas, I shared some more of my favorites below! Don’t worry. They’re ALL super easy. I don’t know about you, but my brain is fried. Simple and easy is how I want everything that I can control in my life right now! 

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