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the perfect summer drink, lemon balm and grapefruit shandy recipe! perfect for entertaining on the deck or patio. #recipe #shandy #cocktail #cocktailrecipe

Lemon Balm & Grapefruit Shandy

My new favorite drink for the summertime!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Steeping Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 6 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Calories 143 kcal


  • 6 oz lite beer
  • 3/4 oz lemon balm syrup (recipe below)
  • 1/3 cup fresh grapefruit juice
  • Soda water (optional)
  • Ice

Lemon balm syrup recipe (makes 1 cup)

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup fresh lemon balm leaves


  • Fill a tall glass with ice, syrup, grapefruit juice, and ice. Top with 6 ounces of lite beer and soda water (optional). Garnish with a lemon wedge and sprigs of lemon balm.

Lemon Balm Syrup Instructions

  • Combine sugar, water, and lemon balm in saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is fully dissolved. Let simmer one minute, then remove from heat. Let steep one hour. Pour through a mesh strainer to remove leaves and store in cool place.


Calories: 143kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSodium: 21mgPotassium: 177mgFiber: 1gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 6IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
Keyword beer, cocktail, grapefruit, lemon balm, shandy
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