Grapefruit beer shandy filled glasses with a fresh mint and pink grapefruit garnish. Awesome summer shandy recipe. #craftbeer #beercocktails #grapefruitbeer #summershandy
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5 from 2 votes

Grapefruit Shandy

Capture the essence of summer in a glass of citrusy IPA grapefruit shandy with the distinctive aromas and flavor of the fame fruit. Appropriately flavored soda sweetens the deal.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: beer cocktail, cocktail, craft beer cocktail
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Author: CraftBeering


  • 1 12- oz IPA with grapefruit notes more if needed
  • 12 oz grapefruit soda more if needed
  • fresh grapefruit slices for garnish
  • fresh mint for garnish


  • Make sure the IPA and the grapefruit soda are nicely chilled.
  • Place a slice of grapefruit in each tall glass, preferably wedging it to follow the curvature of the glass bottom to prevent it from floating to the top.
  • First pour the IPA. Fill 1/2 to 3/4 of the glass with IPA, depending on your preference for sweetness (grapefruit sodas tend to be very sweet).
  • Fill the rest of each glass with grapefruit soda.
  • Garnish with fresh mint and drop an ice cube or two for sparkle.