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Okay, hold your horses. And your massive eye roll. Or maybe control it halfway through? Just please don’t click the X at the corner of your screen! It’s good, I promise.

If you like watermelon. And fruity beer. And lemonade in your beer. And cold drinks on hot summer days, Check check check.

If you enjoy all of those things, we are BFFs forever and ever. If not, I appreciate you for dealing with my neon-loving soul. 

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Since citrusy beer is paired with lemonade quite often in the summer to make a little old shandy, I wondered what would happen if we paired said beer with WATERMELON lemonade?!

I mean, who wants plain lemonade?

Spoiler alert: it’s everything in life I want for ever. Yes, for the 345th time on this blog.

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Guys. I love this.

I am not a beer connoisseur at all. That’s no secret. My favorite beer is Sunset Wheat, followed by Grapefruit Shandy and I even like that whole Hell or High Watermelon thing.

Basically, I’m assuming you’re telling me that I should buy stock in Leinenkugel. For sure. I think they have a new watermelon shandy out, right? I must find. I’m going on the hunt today.

And yes, maybe my beer palate is that of a recent college graduate but it’s not like it’s a strawberry daiquiri.

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But! This combo is super refreshing.

There is no extra sugar in it – I like to make the watermelon juice fresh (blend it up and strain!) and use that which is pretty sweet in itself. Especially depending on your fruit.

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And even though we used lemonade, I had to add a touch of lime because I’m a lime freak. I’ll take limes over lemons any day. And probably limeade. And lime sugar. And key lime pie.

It’s all margaritas’ fault. Blame them.

Even if you don’t love watermelon, you should probably serve this to your guests just for the color alone. Isn’t it wild? Super frosty glasses with cold lemonade, cold watermelon juice, cold beer and a lime wedge? You are going to make so many friends.

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Watermelon Shandy

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  • 4 ounces cold fresh watermelon juice
  • 4 ounces cold lemonade
  • 8 to 12 ounces your favorite wheat beer – COLD
  • lime wedges for garnish
  • watermelon wedge for garnish
  • watermelon juice
  • 1 seedless baby watermelon


  • Add the watermelon and lemonade in a frosty glass and stir. Pour the beer over top, squeeze in a lime wedge and garnish with another. Serve with a slice of watermelon!

watermelon juice

  • To make fresh watermelon juice, slice out all of the fruit from the rind and add it to a blender or a food processor. Blend until completely pureed. Pour the watermelon puree over a fine mesh sieve into a large measuring glass or bowl, pressing with a spoon to get every last bit of juice. Store in a sealed container in the fridge.

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