It’s finally summer!!! I’m on the hunt for EASY refreshing cocktails to beat the heat. I wanted the weather to get warmer…but now I’m ready to complain that it’s too hot :). Pink Summer Shandy to the rescue.
Pink Summer Shandy (or Beer Summertime Lemonade) is the most refreshing and perfect light drink for summer! In college we called this “Summertime Lemonade”. The name brings back great memories of summer in small-town America. Why did I think I had anything to stress about back then? Those were the days.
I’ll admit, the ingredients are a bit bizarre. Light beer, mixed with pink lemonade and vodka? I know. Give it a try before you decide it’s not for you! If you like lemonade, you will love this drink. Somehow, the beer is the perfect complement to this cocktail, giving it the extra zing you need poolside.
In college, my roommates and I would sip Pink Summer Shandy as we
got horribly sunburned laid out in the backyard (classy!). They would all get tan, and I would burn like a lobster. The refreshing taste of the Summertime Lemonade, and the girl talk, made it all worth it.
Pink Summer Shandy is perfect for hot afternoons outside when you’re entertaining for a summer BBQ, or just hanging out with friends on the back porch. (I’m hoping that when Pat tastes this drink, he will realize we REALLY need deck furniture so that we can finally have friends over for a BBQ!) It’s a great pool party drink; refreshing, light, and easy to whip up. When you need a dressed-down cocktail to enjoy with friends, this is all you need.
Enjoy! (check out this recipe and other favorites for summer on Celebrations.com!)
Beer Summertime Lemonade, or Pink Summer Shandy, is the perfect cocktail for beating the heat this summer!
5 minPrep Time
5 minTotal Time
- 24 ounces light beer
- 4 ounces (1/2 cup) good quality vodka
- 4 cups water
- 1 quart size packet of Crystal Light Pink Lemonade powder
- Lemons for garnish
- Mix the light beer, vodka, water, and lemonade powder in a large pitcher
- Serve over ice and garnish with lemon slices