Geordie Shandy
/

Geordie Shandy
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.79 / 5
The Geordie Shandy is a twist on the classic British shandy, which traditionally blends beer with a carbonated lemonade or a soft drink. In this variation, the cocktail combines the ... more The Geordie Shandy is a twist on the classic British shandy, which traditionally blends beer with a carbonated lemonade or a soft drink. In this variation, the cocktail combines the crispness of a lager with the sweet citrus notes of Smirnoff Ice. The result is a refreshing, easy-to-drink beverage with a balanced blend of beer bitterness and the sugary taste of a commercial alcopop. It's typically served in a highball glass and enjoyed as a casual, laid-back drink that is particularly popular during the warmer months or at social gatherings. The Geordie Shandy represents a meeting of traditional British pub culture with modern pre-mixed drinks, creating a beverage that is both familiar and novel.
Check out all our FAQ's on this cocktail
Base ingredient
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lager
Alcohol content
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.75% | 2.61 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
Serves:
-
+

Method
How to make a Geordie Shandy

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
To a pint glass, add a full bottle of Smirnoff Ice and fill to the top with Newcastle Brown Ale, then serve
~ Two bottles of Smirnoff Ice and one bottle of Brown Ale are exactly two pints. ~


Your private tasting notes

~ Register as a user to create tasting notes, save your bar and more ~

Can you make this?

Add the ingredients you have at home to your My Bar and we'll show you what cocktails you can make. Start off by adding the ingredients you have for this cocktail using the plus icons.

Comments

No comments yet…

You need to be a user with a verified email to comment on cocktails. Login / register

Featured in

~ Not featured in any of your lists, or any public lists, register as a user to create a list and add this cocktail. We'll then show the lists here ~

FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Geordie Shandy?

The best way to serve a Geordie Shandy is cold, using a highball glass. Ensure both the Smirnoff Ice and the lager are chilled before mixing them directly in the glass to preserve the fizz and refreshment factor.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in a Geordie Shandy?

Yes, while the traditional Geordie Shandy calls for Smirnoff Ice and lager, you can substitute the lager with another type of beer for a different taste. Light beers work well for a lighter flavor, or you can experiment with ales or IPAs for a more robust profile.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for serving Geordie Shandy?

Geordie Shandy is perfect for casual gatherings, summer barbecues, and sports watch parties. Its light and refreshing nature makes it an excellent choice for warm weather occasions or anytime you want a light alcoholic option that's easy to drink.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Geordie Shandy compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 4.75%, Geordie Shandy is on the lower end of the spectrum compared to traditional cocktails, which can vary from about 5% (light cocktails) to as much as 40% ABV (strong cocktails like Martinis). This makes it a good option for those seeking a lighter alcoholic beverage.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Are there any customization ideas for Geordie Shandy to suit personal preferences?

Absolutely! For a sweeter variant, consider adding a splash of lemonade or a lemon-lime soda. If you prefer a more bitter or complex profile, add a dash of bitters or use a craft lager. Additionally, garnishing with a slice of lemon or lime can add a refreshing citrus twist.

Upgrade your mixology

Become a member for free taking your cocktail making skills up to level 11.

  • Save your bar forever
  • Access to our Cocktail Creator, allowing you to create your own wonderful concoctions.
  • Save cocktails to personalised 'Tried' and 'Want to try' lists
  • Create and record tasting notes on cocktails
  • Create lists of cocktails to share with friends and family
  • A pesonalised MyBar URL, allowing you to share everything you can make with friends
  • And much more ... (what to buy next, measurement choices, search personalisation...)
Register now

Olympic Cocktails and More

Discover a host of cocktails inspired by the Paris 2024 Olympics, meet the bartenders behind the cocktails and win yourself some juicy Amazon vouchers.

Our Olympic Cocktail Hub
build your bar

Create a cocktail

Choose a theme and some ingredients, give us some description and we'll create an amazing cocktail for you.

Register as a Premium Make Me A Cocktail community member and get access to an even more powerful creator.

Start creating

Build your bar

Tell us what you have at home and we’ll find a delicious cocktail for you to make right now.

Register as a Make Me A Cocktail community member and we’ll save your ingredients list so you can come back to it at any time.

Create My Bar
build your bar