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by Erin Bates January 19, 2021
Something about sipping on a fresh lemon shandy just brings me right back to summertime months. And while it may be the dead of winter, why not bring a little bit of summer into your home?
Our friend Diana Licalzi Maldonado, a registered dietician & mocktail creator, has helped create a tasty and healthy non alcoholic lemon shandy recipe. Fresh lemon adds the traditional citrus taste, and coconut water helps to emphasize a more tropical element in each drink.
Before we dive into the recipe, let’s discuss what shandy actually is, and where it came from.
Shandy, radler, panache… the list goes on, but all these drinks are essentially the same base: beer and juice. Most commonly, the juice component is lemonade, but other options include grapefruit, lime or even flavored soda.
The origin of the shandy itself likely comes from England or Spain, though the popular German Radler also made early appearances in history too. Nowadays, we might recognize shandy due to Leinenkugal’s popular line of summer shandy variations.
Though shandys do typically contain lower amounts of alcohol since they are split in half, it can still be tough to come across a true non alcoholic version. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with our Grüvi beers, including our pale ale that was used in this recipe.
Makes two servings