Personal pride notwithstanding, I love a drink with texture—one of my fondest memories as a kid was my family's milkshake machine purchase. In the Monaco, the addition of syrup and lemonade completely transforms a simple glass of light beer, creating a thick head that pleasantly coats the tongue, just like foamy waves on bare feet. It's comforting, it's smooth, and it's delicious. Returning stateside, I was hard-pressed to find a Monaco in an NYC bar—or any American bar for that matter—so to quell my cravings for this adolescent drink I decided to give it a grown-up facelift. I made my own grenadine (which lets you taste the pomegranate rather than burying the flavor under sickly-sweet corn syrup), then whipped up a batch of fresh-squeezed lemonade and topped it all off with Stella Artois (which is what they use in Paris) and voila: the perfect shandy for summer. The only thing that could make this drink more satisfying is if I were sitting in a corner cafe in Paris pretending to understand le Monde.