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A shandy (shortened form of shandygaff) is a cocktail made from a mixture of beer (often ale) and a non-alcoholic beverage. The non-alcoholic beverage is usually lemonade in Europe and ginger ale in the Caribbean. The proportions of the two ingredients are adjusted to taste, normally half-and-half, although shandy sold in tins is typically much weaker, around 1 part beer to 10 parts lemonade.
Often a non-alchoholic beer is used, so that the drink has no alcoholic content and is therefore popular among children.
Other names for shandy
- Northern Germany: Alsterwasser
- Germany (Munich): Radler ("bicyclist")
- Germany (Baveria): Russ
- France: panachÃ©
- Spain (with carbonated lemonade, either lemon-flavored or not - gaseosa)
- clara ("clear")
- lejÃa ("bleach"), in Basque Country.
See also: list of cocktails