In the Kitchen – Summer Shandy Cocktail

The weather this summer has been full of surprises, some mornings I wake up and think it’s fall, but then it never fails we will get a scorcher of a heat wave. One of my families new go to cocktail for the hot summer days is a Summer Shandy! With the recipe found in Cooking Light Magazine we were confident it would be tasty!

Summer Shandy Cocktail
Summer Shandy Cocktail

When we made our batch we couldn’t help but support our locals: Schlafly Brewery out of St. Louis, MO (beer), Bekemeiers Fruit Bitters in Neosha, MO (honey), & see my notes below for more information on brands we prefer!

Happy Sipping!



3 tablespoons water

1 1/2 tablespoons honey (Bekemeiers)

4.5 ounces vodka (Grey Goose)

1/4 cup fresh orange juice (Simply Orange)

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


1 (12-ounce) hefeweizen beer (Schlafly Brewery)



Combine water and honey, stirring well. Pour honey mixture, vodka, orange juice, and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker filled with ice; shake vigorously.

Strain into a small pitcher; add beer. Serve over ice; garnish each drink with an orange slice, if desired.