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Grapefruit Shandy Recipe

This grapefruit shandy consists of simple syrup, fresh grapefruit juice and topped with beer. It's deliciously refreshing, perfect for the summer.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Chilling Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grapefruit, grapefruit shandy, lemon shandy, shandy
Servings: 4
Calories: 48kcal
Cost: $10

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 5 large ruby red grapefruits about 4 pounds
  • 2 bottles of beer you could use a lager or wheat beer

Instructions

To Make the Simple Syrup:

  • In a small saucepan, set over low heat, mix the water and sugar together until the sugar dissolves. Set aside to cool.

To Make the Concentrate:

  • Next, juice the grapefruits and run the juice through a strainer to catch any pulp. If you're one of those weirdos who likes pulp, then by all means skip this step!
  • Transfer the grapefruit juice to a pitcher and pour in the simple syrup. You should have about 2 cups. Transfer to the fridge to chill for 1 hour. You want this drank cold!

To Assemble the Shandies:

  • After the grapefruit mixture has chilled, divide between four glasses (about 1/2 cup per glass). Top with cold beer and garnish with a slice of grapefruit.

Notes

Other Citrus That You Could Use:
  • Lemon Juice
  • Lime Juice
  • Pomelo Juice
  • Blood Orange Juice
Equipment: 
Saucepan | Strainer

Nutrition

Serving: 4g | Calories: 48kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Sodium: 2mg | Sugar: 12g