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Beer Popsicle Recipe

Shandy Popsicles, Because Beer Makes Everything Better

The shandy, a classic British cocktail of beer and lemonade, soda or ginger beer, is one of the most refreshing drinks out there. Pour it into a popsicle mold and you have the perfect antidote to sweltering Summer weather.

This recipe takes it to the next level by using both lemon and grapefruit juice and zest for a nuanced citrus flavor. If you can find them, use sweeter pink grapefruit; if not, yellow grapefruit does the trick, but you may want to add a bit more sugar to compensate.

Less sweet than many popsicles, it's a treat beer-lovers will adore.

Lemon-Grapefruit Shandy Popsicles

Adapted from Brewla Bars


The amount of popsicles made from this recipe will differ based on the mold you use; we recommend this Norpro model.

Beer Popsicle Recipe


  1. 1 teaspoon lemon zest
    1 teaspoon grapefruit zest
    2 tablespoons granulated sugar
    1/3 cup lemon juice (from 3 small to medium lemons)
    1/4 cup grapefruit juice (from 1 grapefruit)
    1 12-ounce bottle light ale, like Samuel Adams Summer Ale


  1. Add the citrus zest and sugar to a small bowl and rub together with your fingertips. This will help express the essential oils in the citrus zest, amplifying the flavor.
  2. Add the citrus sugar and citrus juice to a measuring cup — the measuring cup's spout makes it easy to pour into the popsicle molds — stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Slowly add the beer to prevent too much foam from forming; gently stir to combine. Taste the mix and adjust the sweetness by adding 1-2 tablespoons more sugar if needed.
  3. Pour the mixture into your popsicle molds. Cover tightly with the lid if your popsicle molds come with a lid; layer plastic wrap and aluminum foil, if not. Add popsicle sticks. Freeze overnight or until solid.
  4. To unmold, briefly run warm water around the molds to loosen the popsicles (if they don't pull out of the molds easily).

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