When we travel to the United Kingdom (although with the Diamond Jubilee, maybe we should say Queendom) I'll order a Shandy in a pub. This is a beer or ale that is mixed half and half with lemon soda. The sweet of the lemon (as with the grape juice) cuts the bitter of the beer. The beer cuts some of the sweet of the fruit juice. This is considered a drink for women. That's OK. I am a woman.
My current version of a shandy involves Diet Mountain Dew and Bud Light. I am trying to avoid too many calories, yet I like an adult beverage with my dinner. It has been hot lately and I want to guzzle a large chilled glass of liquid. I don't want too many calories and I don't want to drink an excessive amount of alcohol.