There are many versions of beer and lemonade cocktails. The English have shandies, the Germans have Radlers and the French have Panachés. I am going to have to side with the French on this one.
I learned about this beer cocktail many moons ago at a Summer Fancy Food Show and have been enjoying it every summer since. The French lemonade can be a bit hard to find. When I see it, I stock up. Any type of bottled, effervescent lemonade can be substituted.
What I like about Panaché is that it knocks the alcohol content down a bit and ups the hydration factor – perfect for summer sipping. These beer cocktails are very refreshing and definitely easy to drink.
Chilled French Lemonade
Chilled Lager Beer
Fill a glass half full with lemonade, top with beer. If serving a crowd, prepare the panache in a pitcher. Santé!