Citrus shandy

Back when I first tried shandy it was all sand, sun-bleached hair, wooden beads and tasselled beach towels. The tassels have returned and a shandy remains the go-to thirst quencher at the end of a hot summer’s day. It’s also a drink that makes a great accompaniment to Mexican-inspired meals. Photographs by Jani Shepherd and styling by Fiona Hugues; Gatherum Collectif.

By Fiona Hugues
  • 5 mins preparation
  • Serves 4
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Citrus shandy
  • lime and lemon wedges
  • ice, plus extra to serve
  • 500 millilitre lemonade (we used sprite zero)
  • 500 millilitre lager


Citrus shandy
  • 1
    Place the lemon and lime wedges and ice in a jug and muddle to release the flavours of the citrus.
  • 2
    Pour over the lager, stir and top with lemonade.
  • 3
    Serve in tall glasses with plenty of ice.