Most beer mixed drinks are light, although few are as simple as those of Shandi. This popular drink requires only two ingredients and is the perfect way to add some citrus to your favorite beer.
Shandy is simply a mixture of 50-50 beers and lemonade, and you can personalize it in many different ways.
Firstly, there is plenty of beer to choose from, and most people enjoy their Shandy light beer, although wheat is another good option. If you like hop IPAs, try it and I would avoid a very dark beer. Best Shandy will come from a light, refreshing brew.
The second ingredient requires the same thought, because your Shandy will be as good as the lemonade that you use. I highly recommend making lemonade from scratch (link in the recipe below). It is very easy, and you can make enough lemonade to last a whole day mixing Shandi.
If you want your Shandi a little more interesting, add extra fruit to your lemonade. This strawberry lemonade is a good example, and the same syrup method can be used with almost any fruit. This basic recipe has many possibilities for experimentation, so have fun.
I also included a few variations on the shandas below this recipe.
Final thoughts on Shandi
There are several beer makers who now make ready-made shandy, and I think you will find that they turn pale compared to the fresh shandi used in this recipe. While I often have difficulty with these mixed bottled drinks, I also cannot go beyond the fact that the drink is as simple as Shandy must be premixed. this
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Shandy - very popular in England. In the summer in the heat it is used literally at every step. Like we have kvass in Russia.
Yes, and reminds shandy something our kvass.
Simply put, shandy is “a mixture of plain beer with ginger,” as the famous Poirot Agatha Christie defined its composition.
True, to date, ginger beer (ale) is often replaced with ordinary carbonated lemonade, fanta or sprite, or some other carbonated soft drink (or sometimes even alcoholic, and sometimes even water.)
How to cook
A drink that combines the charm of beer and the freshness of lemonade - a delicious, classic English drink. The origin goes back to the 17th century, and although the exact history of its appearance is unknown, some historians believe that shandy appeared when an English pub selling not very tasty beer decided to improve it with a fragrant lemon.
Fill half a glass with beer and add lemonade. Do not be afraid to add ice to the glass, which should not be done with plain beer.
The Germans also do not disdain to mix their light beer with lemonade, their shandy - in Germany it is called "radler" - is as popular as in England.
Serve shandy to light dishes, and it will emphasize their aroma. For example, seafood, poultry, or even spicy kebabs.