Blood Orange Shandy

Published On January 31, 2013 | By Brian Samuels | Beer, Cocktails

When it comes to the Super Bowl, well, I must admit that I’m not as rah-rah as some of my friends are.  But I’ve always enjoyed Super Bowl parties because it’s a great excuse to get your friends together and eat junk food and drink a lot of beer.  What’s not to love about that?

Now, for all of you folks wondering what the heck a shandy is, let me explain.  A shandy is a drink that’s typically composed of beer and a carbonated citrus beverage of your choice (the most common is a sparkling lemonade).  But seeing that we’re in the midst of blood orange season here in the U.S., I thought it’d be fun to make a different version of the shandy using a blood orange soda.

Serve your shandy creations with a big bowl of buttery popcorn and some nachos, and you’ll have some very happy party attendees.


Brian Samuels is Managing Editor at The Boys Club and blogger at A Thought For Food.

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28 Responses to Blood Orange Shandy

  1. Chris says:

    Though I’m not a huge fan of wheat beers, I’ve found that citrus often makes them tolerable. Do you have a favorite wheat beer you like to use, or just one you’d recommend?

    • Brian Brian says:

      Chris, I’m a fan of Hoegaarden (on the lighter side, citrus notes), but there are definitely a lot of good ones out there.

      • Eric says:

        You might also want to try Hacker-Pschorr’s Hefe Weisse, Paulaner’s Hefe-weizen or Tucher Hefe-weizen. The Germans make a damn fine wheat beer in my opinion.

        Where do you stand on the orange/lemon slice in your wheat beer debate?

  2. Sarah says:

    Shandy’s are a boss way to make Beer more inclusive for all guests. Those who want something sweet can have it, and those who don’t can have it straight. Top suggestion gentlemen.

  3. What a FUN beverage! We may have to serve these at our Super Bowl Party. :)

  4. Ooo…I love this! Big fan of wheat beers…and I love that picture with the popcorn!

  5. I haven’t had a shandy for years! This would be the perfect thing to serve on Sunday.

  6. I’m with you, I don’t care about the Super Bowl–it’s all about the food and drinks. I love shandies and making one with blood orange is an awesome idea!

  7. Alison Lewis says:

    I love the idea of this!! GREAT

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  10. Yerko says:

    That´s a fuckin FANSHOP !!!!

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