shan·dy | \ˈshan-dē \
plural shandies

Definition of shandy 

: a drink consisting of beer mixed with a nonalcoholic drink : shandygaff especially : beer mixed with lemon soda

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The Spanish answer to a shandy, a Clara combines beer with lemon soda or lemonade. Jonah Miller, WSJ, "Throw a Summer Party the Effortless Spanish Way," 6 July 2018 Add the remaining lemon slices to the glasses and pour in the shandy., "Ginger Shandies," 26 Jan. 2018 While some craft beers incorporate fruit into the brewing process, Leinenkugel’s shandies are the products of extracts and sweeteners added to a finished brew. Brian Kevin, New York Times, "An Old Beer Learns New Tricks, and Risks an Identity Crisis," 5 Oct. 2017 And in 21st-century America, beer drinkers are rediscovering shandies and radlers, two terms often used interchangeably, thanks to craft breweries and European imports. sacbee, "Radlers were invented to be refreshing on a hot day," 25 July 2017 But the fourth annual event isn't just about sipping a summer shandy or dancing under the sun. Vickie Snow Jurkowski, Daily Southtown, "Summer Swelter brings hot fun for a good cause, plus beer," 13 July 2017 Made with loads of grapefruit puree, the roadie is a take on a shandy, a beer blended with juice or soda. John Frank, The Denver Post, "Fruit invasion at craft breweries blurs lines of traditional beer styles," 12 Apr. 2017 There are also wine and beer cocktails, including a bayou shandy with a light-beer draft and housemade lemonade. Suzanne Loudermilk,, "At Backfin Blues: Creole de Graw, solid Louisiana-style fare -- at a price," 23 June 2017 Housemade limoncello appears in a vodka cocktail with blueberry reduction, and will also surface in a shandy with Stony Creek La Garza Mexicali lager. Leeanne Griffin,, "V's Trattoria: A Simple, Seasonal Rebranding Of Vito's," 13 June 2017

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1888, in the meaning defined above

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