Skip to main content

Are you hosting friends and family tomorrow? Or heading to someone else's house? Super Bowl Sunday is tomorrow which means you may very well be joining 114.4 million of your closest friends cheering for your favorite team, yelling at the TV, and consuming large quantities of guacamole, chips, and chicken wings. What to drink with all that all-day snacking? A Super Bowl Shandy.

Super Bowl Shandy

Why A Super Bowl Shandy?

While beer often is the preferred football-watching beverage, I like something a bit lighter if I'm going to be drinking all afternoon. This Shandy recipe is beer-based (since I know you'll likely already be stocked!) but is lightened up in one of two ways - with lemonade or non-alcoholic ginger beer.

If your lemon tree is exploding right now, like mine is, you may opt for homemade lemonade which can double as a great kid drink. (My recipe: dissolve 1 cup of sugar in 1 cup of water on the stove, cool. Add in 1 cup lemon juice and 2 additional cups of water.) This time, I decided to go with the ginger beer since I've been on a ginger kick lately.

Super Bowl Shandy ingredients
Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

How to Celebrate Adoptive Parents

How to Celebrate Adoptive Parents

I recently learned that a friend who had been patiently awaiting a child became a parent practically overnight. When I heard about this loving couple bringing home their first baby, it really got me thinking about how to celebrate adoptive parents. We have experience with more

Spiked Apple Cider Pop Ingredients

Spiked Apple Cider Pops

September in the South is, in my opinion, still summer.  The eighties and nineties always prevail and make the traditional fall flavors that I crave so much slightly out of reach. As much as I want to relax and sip on some hot cider, at the moment, I still need something iced. more

Japan Adventure Park Hyatt Hotel Niseko

Japan Adventure Park Hyatt Hotel Niseko

Are you ready for an international ski adventure with your family? This new opened in January 2020, right before the big shutdown.  The Park Hyatt hotel is located 2 hours northeast of the New Chitose airport in the northern island of Hokkaido. We arrived via flight from Tokyo to more

Super Bowl Shandy Ingredients

  • pilsner (like Stella or Heineken) or pale ale (like Sierra Nevada or Firestone's Pale 31)
  • lemonade or ginger beer
  • garnish - fresh mint, thyme or rosemary sprig (optional)

Super Bowl Shandy Directions

The ratio is up to you! I like to use about 1/4 cup of lemonade or ginger beer topped off with a cold beer, but you can adjust it to your liking.


Cheers! This Super Bowl Shandy is light and refreshing, goes great with traditional football food, and will make sure you aren't asleep on the couch for the halftime show or miss any of the most-talked about commercials. 


  1. Super Bowl Ready Party Appetizers
  2. 8 Super Bowl Cocktail Ideas
  3. Game Day Party Ideas


Save your favorite recipes and ideas from our The Big Game pinterest board here.

Related Articles