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5 Mixers You Need to Make Cheap Beer Taste Better

5 Mixers You Need to Make Cheap Beer Taste Better

As we get closer to mixed drinks and cocktails, if the beer tastes cheap to begin with, you’re not sacrificing much by adding a little flair. For those who prefer a sweeter drink, you can try mixing equal parts beer and fruit juice.

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While any fruit juice will work, we recommend opting for something with a good amount of tartness, such as citrus juices. This combination is known in many parts of the world as a shandy. Traditionally, shandies are made by mixing lager with lemonade, but variations using orange, grapefruit, or berry juices are also available and are just as tasty. The resulting drink is a tasty one: the sweetness of the juice, along with the tartness, combines very well with the bitterness of the beer.

Note: This trick works best with light beers, such as lagers, wheat beers, or pale ale. Dark stouts, such as canned Guinness, require a different approach.