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Beer from a Budweiser bottle being poured into a glass of mean shandy.
A mean shandy is the bourbon-spiked, updated version of the classic summer drink. A light, fizzy sipper for hot weather but with just a little more punch (and flavor) than your average brew.
Pitt Cue Co.

Prep 5 mins
Total 5 mins
1 drink
216 kcal


  • Cocktail shaker (optional); straws (optional)


  • 1 3/4 ounces bourbon
  • 1 ounce Lemonade Syrup
  • 1 1/3 ounces beer preferably lager
  • Ice
  • Lemon slice for garnish


  • Pour the bourbon, lemonade syrup, and beer into a shaker with ice and shake. (You can instead use a jar with a lid or a pitcher and a wooden spoon.)
  • Strain the mixture into an old-fashioned glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with the lemon slice and, if you feel so inclined, a couple straws (ostensibly for sipping the shandy faster). Cheers!