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St. Patrick's Day Lime Shandy Recipe

Happy Hour: Lime Shandies

For a fun departure from the standard pint of Guinness or whisky-laden coffee, try a buzz-worthy riff on the rock shandy, a fizzy, nonalcoholic citrus drink that, according to legend, hails directly from Dublin.

There's little to the shandy: simply whisk sugar with freshly-squeezed lime juice, then top it all off with a beer. It's traditionally made with pilsners, but over the weekend, I applied the concept to amber ales.

The result is a refreshing tipple that's light enough to be enjoyed all day, any day — particularly on March 17. For the simple combination, be sure to continue reading.

Lime Shandies

Lime Shandies

Recipe For Lime Shandies


  1. 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  2. 4 teaspoons sugar
  3. 4 light-bodied beers, such as pilsner
  4. Lime wedges for garnish


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice and sugar until sugar dissolves. Divide mixture among 4 tall glasses and top with beer. Garnish each with a lime wedge and serve immediately.

Serves 4.

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