Make Your Own Grapefruit Shandy!

How to make a grapefruit shandy
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In this toasty summer, you might be wondering what drink recipes you can make that will quench your thirst and refresh you! We personally love making shandies, and mixing one with grapefruit juice can be a great way to get the most out of this low-alcohol beer cocktail that will keep you cool and refreshed. Here’s how to make them!


  • 3 parts pilsner beer
  • 1 part fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice
  • Grapefruit slices (for garnish)
  • Tall pilsner glass


Start off by choosing a quality pilsner beer for the recipe. You’ll want to pick one of these beers since they have a light, non-hoppy body and a bit of sweetness that will counteract the bitterness of the grapefruit juice.

Pour your beer into a pitcher and then squeeze the grapefruit juice that you’ll need from a fresh, ripe grapefruit. Add the juice to the pitcher along with the beer and stir until they are completely mixed. Place in your refrigerator to chill to around 35-38 degrees F.

Pour into a tall pilsner glass and serve ice-cold! Enjoy!