shan·​dy ˈshan-dē How to pronounce shandy (audio)
plural shandies
: a drink consisting of beer mixed with a nonalcoholic drink : shandygaff
especially : beer mixed with lemon soda

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The shandy, for instance, is a type of cerveza preparada that mixes two parts beer with one part carbonated lemonade. Miles Walls, Chron, 5 Oct. 2022 Put a twist on the traditional Bloody Mary (with light beer instead of vodka) and a classic lemonade shandy (with ginger ale) in clear pitchers ($7, Bed Bath & Beyond). Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Aug. 2022 One of the latest special editions, Dog Days, is a lemon shandy made in collaboration with Houston Astros sideline reporter Julia Morales. Lauren Mcdowell, Chron, 4 Aug. 2022 For a fruitier drink, think pink and mix a fruit beer or sour beer with tart hibiscus tea to make a hibiscus shandy. Casey Barber, CNN, 13 June 2022 If your dad needs a shandy to sip in the shade, try Goose Island’s 312 Lemonade Shandy, a refreshing blend of 312 and Italian lemon ice. Jeanette Hurt, Forbes, 17 June 2022 Another low alcohol-by-volume drink with a simple half-and-half formula is the shandy, a cocktail that traditionally mixes beer with lemon-lime soda or sparkling lemonade. Casey Barber, CNN, 13 June 2022 The Strawberry Festival summer shandy brewed by The Fermentorium will be available, along with Cedar Creek Winery’s strawberry blush. Eddie Morales, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4 May 2022 If the temperature is rising, try out a spiked shandy. Sunset Magazine, 22 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shandy was in 1888

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Cite this Entry

“Shandy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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