Shandygaff beer drink

Photo by Michal Zacharzewski



In Britain the Shandygaff (often just called Shandy) is a simple mix of beer with ginger ale or ginger beer. Sometimes lemonade (7 Up) is substituted. In H.G. Wells’s comic novel, The History of Mr. Polly, Wells refers to shandygaff as “two bottles of beer mixed with gingerbeer in a round-bellied jug.”



  • 6 oz light beer or lager
  • 6 oz ginger ale or carbonated lemonade (7 Up)


  1. Pour the soda into a pilsner glass
  2. Slowly add the beer

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  1. Epifania Claybon says:

    Ginger produces a hot, fragrant kitchen spice.[5] Young ginger rhizomes are juicy and fleshy with a very mild taste. They are often pickled in vinegar or sherry as a snack or just cooked as an ingredient in many dishes. They can also be steeped in boiling water to make ginger tea, to which honey is often added; sliced orange or lemon fruit may also be added. Ginger can also be made into candy, or ginger wine which has been made commercially since 1740.:

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