Power Shandy
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Power Shandy
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.76 / 5
This drink does actually taste like a shandy but it is far more potent. Great for the night after the night before. This drink does actually taste like a shandy but it is far more potent. Great for the night after the night before.
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Vodka
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6.57% | 3.81 units *

Pint glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Method
How to make a Power Shandy

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Put half a pint of beer into a pint glass
Add the shot of vodka and the Smirnoff Ice, then serve


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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Power Shandy?

The best way to serve a Power Shandy is in a pint glass, ensuring all ingredients are cold before mixing. This drink does not require shaking or stirring. Simply pour the vodka, Smirnoff Ice, and lager directly into the glass to preserve the carbonation and the mixture's integrity.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Power Shandy compare to a standard beer?

A Power Shandy has an alcohol content of approximately 6.57%, which is higher than many standard beers that typically range from 4% to 6% alcohol by volume (ABV). This makes a Power Shandy a stronger option, due in part to the addition of vodka.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I customize my Power Shandy with different types of beer or vodka?

Absolutely! While the traditional Power Shandy recipe calls for a specific lager and Smirnoff Ice, you can experiment with different types of beer or flavored vodkas to create unique variations. Lighter beers may make for a more refreshing drink, whereas darker beers could add depth and richness.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What are the best occasions to enjoy a Power Shandy?

Power Shandies are versatile and suit a range of occasions, particularly during warmer months or at casual gatherings and barbecues. Their refreshing nature makes them a popular choice for afternoon events or as a relaxed evening drink.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Is there a non-alcoholic substitute for Smirnoff Ice in a Power Shandy?

For a non-alcoholic version, you can substitute Smirnoff Ice with a non-alcoholic or low-alcohol sparkling beverage to mimic the carbonation and sweetness. However, this will significantly alter the drink's alcohol content, creating a more family-friendly version of the Power Shandy.

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