Orange Summer Shandy // 3 Ways

Rating:

Total Time:

5 minutes

Difficulty:

Easy

One of Thomas’ fav drinks to order this time of the year is a Summer Shandy. Shandy is traditionally a beer mixed with a lemon or a lemon-lime flavored beverage (usually lemonade) but we’re jazzing things up a bit because that’s how we roll.

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And we’re not just making 1 jazzed up version of the shandy… we’re making 3. It’s the only way. We’ve got a traditional shandy with orange juice rather than lemonade… it’s more flavorful if you ask me. And then 2 other versions, one with Campari and one with watermelon juice. All of them scream summer and have a few things in common…

  • They’re made with a light refreshing beer – I always opt for a Hefeweizen. It’s what I’ve been using to make a Shandy ever since the private chef days.
  • They are all made with Florida’s Natural Orange Juice! This juice brings a fresh-from-the-grove taste to your kitchen (or Shandy in this instance) and is the perfect thing to have on hand this summer for cocktails. 

Florida’s Natural is made from one simple ingredient—Florida oranges. We’ve stocked it in the Dalkin fridge for years. There are no artificial flavors or ingredients, and no added water, sugar or preservatives which makes it the most delish and also makes me feel really good about it. Anyways – it’s the star of the summer Shandy show!! And you should go grab a carton or two and make these immediately. Happy almost weekend, friends! And if you have a little leftover orange juice – this Orange Bundt Cake needs to be in your life stat!

Summer Shandy // 3 Ways

Gaby
A triple take on the summer shandy! One classic, one watermelon and one campari!! These are the simplest and easiest summer drinks!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

For the Original Orange Shandy

  • 2 cups Florida’s Natural No Pulp Orange Juice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup sparkling water
  • 3 12-ounce bottles chilled light beer (I prefer a Hefeweizen) 
  • orange peel for garnish

For the Campari Orange Shandy

  • 2 cups Florida’s Natural No Pulp Orange Juice
  • 4-6 ounces Campari
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 12-ounce bottles chilled light beer (I prefer a Hefeweizen) 
  • Lime peel for garnish

For the Watermelon Orange Shandy

  • 1 cup Florida’s Natural No Pulp Orange Juice
  • 1 cup fresh watermelon juice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup sparkling water
  • 3 12-ounce bottles chilled light beer (I prefer a Hefeweizen)
  • orange slice or watermelon slice for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Regardless of the version you are making, combine all the ingredients for the specific shandy in a large pitcher and stir to combine. Chill until ready to serve. No need to serve over ice if served directly from the fridge.

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6 comments

  1. Monika

    5 stars
    I love how fresh OJ is in the heat of the summer. These drinks will hit the spot at any outdoor gathering!!

  2. ann

    Are the quantities specified for each drink really only intended to serve 2 people?

  3. McKenzie Walker

    I live in Pennsylvania and am having trouble finding a plain Hefeweizen! What do you use?

    • Renee

      I am not Gaby obviously but I do live in PA. One I see in the stores often here is Widmer Brothers Hefe. Maybe keep an eye out for that label?

  4. Stefanie Louizou

    what brand are the glasses? specifically the one the campari shandy is in!