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Pink Summer Shandy: Summertime Beer Lemonade Recipe

I have found the absolute most refreshing and perfect light drink for summer! It's a variation on the popular summer shandy, made with light beer and pink lemonade!

Don’t let the ingredients scare you. Give it a try before you decide it’s not for you! If you like lemonade, you will love this drink. The beer is somehow a perfect complement to this cocktail, giving it the extra zing you need poolside.



My roommates and I used to make this drink while we laid out in the backyard (classy!). They would all get tan, and I would burn like a lobster, but this tasty summer cocktail made it worth the sunburn.

Beer Summertime Lemonade is perfect for hot afternoons outside when you're entertaining for a summer BBQ, or just hanging out with friends on the back porch. It’s a great pool party drink; refreshing, light, and easy to whip up. When you need a dressed-down cocktail to enjoy with friends, this is perfect. 


  • 24 ounces light beer
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) good quality vodka
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 quart size packet of Crystal Light Pink Lemonade powder
  • Lemons for garnish

Mix the light beer, vodka, water, and lemonade powder in a large pitcher

Serve over ice and garnish with lemon slices

Makes: 4 servings

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