Shandy is a beer cocktail mixed with a lemon or a lemon-lime flavored beverage. The citrus part, often called lemonade, may or may not be carbonated. The ratios of the two ingredients are adjusted to taste but are usually half lemonade and half beer. This combination makes for a refreshing beverage on a crisp sunny spring afternoon.
A porch crawler is a mixed beverage made primarily of beer, liquor, and a sweetening agent (for instance, lemonade concentrate). The most standard liquors for the drink are vodka, gin, rum, or whiskey. It’s ideal for parties and the ingredients are scaled to make a whole pitcher rather than a drink at a time, anyway. A good quality beer makes the cocktail even better.