I don’t know about you, but I found it extremely difficult to find low FODMAP drinks to enjoy when I first started my IBS journey. So many different types of alcohol are off limits on this diet, so I made myself a goal with this new website to explore some low FODMAP drinks so that both you and I can be inspired.

This recipe for a Shandy reminds me so much of my grandmother. She used to request aShandy almost every time she was over at our house, particularly aroundChristmas time. It’s a refreshing, easy to drink beverage and doesn’t have a strong taste of beer, depending on the type you use.

According to the Monash app, 375mL of beer is low FODMAP, and there are a number of brands that make gluten free beer which is a bonus for those who do not tolerate gluten. The only other ingredient is lemonade! I also added some lemon and lime wedges, and a sprig of thyme, to make myself feel a little fancier.

I absolutely love this recipe because of how ridiculously simple it is, and how easy it is to make. If you’re at a party and looking for something a little more fun to drink, it’s highly likely you’ll be able to get your hands on some beer and some lemonade. Beer also tends to be a cheaper alcohol to purchase, which means it’s a cost efficient option!


Looking for a low FODMAP cocktail you can enjoy at your next gathering of family or friends? Look no further than the Shandy - the perfect drink for the weekend!



  • 1 can of beer (375mL is generally the standard size)
  • 1 can of lemonade


Makes 2

  1. In a tall glass, add a lemon and lime wedge.
  2. Pour the beer and lemonade into the glass in equal parts.
  3. Top with a sprig of thyme if desired.

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