Cocktail Recipe: Summer Shandy With Cider, Amaro And Lemon

Lighten up your shandy this summer

Long weekends pair perfectly with frosty beverages, but sometimes even an ice-cold beer feels too heavy for the heat. This take on a shandy uses cider as its base, creating a lighter version of the low-alcohol summer drink. The amaro and cider sweeten the drink without any help from added sugar.

Pro tip: This shandy is best enjoyed in a lawn chair far away from clocks.

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Cider Shandy
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Swap cider for beer in this recipe for a summer shandy.
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Total time: 5 minutes
  • Ice
  • ¾ ounce Averna amaro (or your favorite digestif)
  • ½ ounce lemon juice
  • 1 bottle sweet hard cider
  • Lemon rind for garnish
  1. In a tall beer glass, add the ice, Averna and lemon juice. Fill the glass to the top with cider, then squeeze the oils from the lemon rind onto the rim and into the drink. Sink into your favorite outdoor chair and enjoy.
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