Texas Summer Shandy

Texas Summer Shandy
Servings: 10 Prep 20 mins


  • 1 cup sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 fresh mint sprigs
  • Chilled beer glasses
  • Chilled beer, pale ale or pilsner
  • Sparkling water, such as Topo Chico
  • Tito's vodka (optional)

Make It

1. Make a simple syrup: In a saucepan, bring sugar and 1 cup water to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Stir in lemon zest and cool to room temperature.

2. Transfer syrup to a small pitcher and stir in 2 cups water, lemon juice and mint to make lemonade. Chill until cold.

3. Pour 1 part lemonade into each chilled beer glass. Add 3 parts beer and top off with sparkling water. Add a little Tito's vodka if you desire something with more of a kick.