The British-born original.

Among the most well known in the catalogue of beer cocktails, the two-ingredient shandy has remained popular since its invention, thanks in part to its sheer simplicity. The fifty-fifty split between beer and ginger ale (or ginger beer) was first mentioned in its elongated form, shandygaff, in Edward Bradley’s 1853 comic novel The Adventures of Mr. Verdant Green. Within a few decades, the mixture was established enough to earn a spot in Harry Johnson’s Bartenders’ Manual, preserving the effortless and refreshing recipe for posterity.


Serving: 1

  • 8 ounces ginger ale or ginger beer
  • 8 ounces beer, such as lager

  1. Refrigerate the ginger ale or ginger beer and lager until well chilled.
  2. Combine both ingredients in a pint glass.
  3. Stir gently to integrate.
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