Got a beer, a soda, juice, or lemonade, and a piece of fruit? Then you've got the makings of a pretty dandy shandy or a really refreshing radler. Popular in summer because of their lightness and low alcohol content, these easy beer cocktails work well with fall flavors, too. Here are a few combinations we love.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 cocktail
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour beer and lemon-lime beverage into a pint glass, then garnish with lemon slice.

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Cook's Notes:

Variation 1: Peary Good Shandy. A nutty/malty/smooth brown ale (such as Newcastle Brown Ale) + sparkling pear juice + a lemon twist + a pear slice.

Variation 2: Smokin' Cherry Radler. A chocolaty smoked porter (such as Bell's IV: To a Locomotive in Winter) + black cherry soda or cherry juice + a lime wedge.

Variation 3: Pumpkintop Shandy. A pumpkin ale (such as Southern Tier's Pumpking Imperial) + ginger beer + a squeeze of orange juice + an orange slice.

Nutrition Facts

162 calories; protein 1g; carbohydrates 28.5g; sodium 29.5mg. Full Nutrition
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