Turbo Shandy
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Turbo Shandy
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3.96 / 5
The Turbo Shandy is a high-octane twist on the traditional British shandy, which typically combines beer with a carbonated lemon or ginger-flavored beverage. By infusing vodka into the mix, the ... more The Turbo Shandy is a high-octane twist on the traditional British shandy, which typically combines beer with a carbonated lemon or ginger-flavored beverage. By infusing vodka into the mix, the Turbo Shandy ups the ante, offering a bolder, stronger variation that retains the refreshing citrus notes through the use of lemon juice and lemonade. Served in a pint glass, it is designed to quench thirst with its effervescent lemon-lager combination, making it a popular choice for social gatherings and summer events where a casual, yet potent drink is in demand. The Turbo Shandy's straightforward construction favors the communal, laid-back atmosphere of beer-focused festivities with an added kick from the spirit.
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6.19% | 3.78 units *

Pint glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

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Turbo Shandy turbocharges the traditional shandy with a vigorous splash of vodka, complementing the light, citrusy base of lemonade and lager. This drink is a refreshing yet potent choice, ideal for those who enjoy a zestier, more spirited version of the classic shandy.

Method
How to make a Turbo Shandy

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour lager into a pint glass and squeeze in the lemon juice
Top up with the lemonade and then add the two vodka shots before serving


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I used a sugar-free lemon soda from my country (like sprite or 7up but just with the lemon part) instead of homemade lemonade, and hoooly this is good.

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute a different type of beer for the lager in a Turbo Shandy?

Yes, you can substitute a different type of beer for the lager in a Turbo Shandy. While lager is traditionally used for its crisp and refreshing taste, experimenting with ales or pilsners could add a unique twist to the flavor profile. Keep in mind that the overall taste will change depending on the beer you choose.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Turbo Shandy?

The best way to serve a Turbo Shandy is cold, in a pint glass. Ensure both the lager and lemonade are chilled before mixing. This cocktail is not traditionally shaken or stirred, so simply pour the ingredients directly into the glass over ice, if desired, for an extra chilled effect.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

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

A Turbo Shandy has an alcohol content of about 6.19%, which is slightly higher than the average standard beer, typically ranging from 4% to 6%. The addition of vodka to the shandy increases its alcohol content, making it stronger than most traditional beers.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for serving Turbo Shandy?

Turbo Shandy is best suited for casual gatherings, summer barbecues, or outdoor parties. Its refreshing character makes it a great choice for warm weather occasions or anytime you want a light yet slightly potent beverage.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairings work well with a Turbo Shandy?

Turbo Shandy pairs well with light and casual foods. Consider serving it with grilled chicken, seafood, or salads. It also complements spicy dishes and snacks, like nachos or wings, due to its refreshing and palate-cleansing properties.

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