To start with, there are a lot of beer options although everyone defines shandy in their own way, the best brew will be light and refreshing. A light lager is a good choice for a shandy. Wheat ales are also a good choice since many have a natural citrus profile. If you like hoppy IPAs, give a couple a shot to see if they suit your taste.
Shandies are one of the easiest mixed beverages, but not all mixed drinks with beer are so simple. There are only two ingredients in this drink and it’s the perfect way to try your favorite beer with a citrus twist. The shandy is simply a 50-50 mixture of beer and lemonade, and you can customize it to your liking.
In the British shandy, equal parts beer and lemon-lime soda are poured. Alternatively, you can fill the glass halfway with beer and then pour in equal amounts of lemonade and soda. Make a Lilac Shandy if you want to try something really fun. The syrup is made with fresh lilacs, which makes it perfect for springtime. As for lemonade, there is no need to limit yourself to it. If you are looking for a fun twist on a shandy, try grapefruit shandy that uses homemade grapefruit-ade or basil-rosemary orange shandy using custom simple syrup to flavor orangeade.