Simple Clara

The Washington Post


May 7, 2013

This refreshing and crisp drink, reminiscent of a summer shandy, is well balanced, with a hint of acidity from the lemon soda and body from the Estrella Damm lager. It's perfect on a hot day.

This recipe calls for a porron, which is a communal glass drinking vessel native to Spain. You can order it online via or buy it locally at Salt & Sundry in Union Market. If you can’t find Estrella Damm, substitute one of two other Spanish lagers, Moritz or Mahou.

4 servings


12 ounces chilled Estrella Damm lager (may substitute Moritz or Mahou lager)
6 ounces Kas limon soda (may substitute San Pellegrino lemon)
Dash orange bitters (optional)

Pour the lager, limon soda and bitters into the porron. Mix by holding the porron by the handle and swishing (rotating at a steady, not-too-fast pace) for 1 minute. Drink right away.

Recipe Source:

From Max Kuller of Proof and Estadio in Northwest Washington.

Tested by Kate Parham for The Washington Post.

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