Cider Shandy

Lighten up your shandy this summer
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Cider Shandy
Photo: Katie Foster/Tasting Table

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.

Cider Shandy

Recipe from the Tasting Table Test Kitchen

Yield: 1 cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: N/A

Total Time: 5 minutes



¾ ounce Averna amaro (or your favorite digestif)

½ ounce lemon juice

1 bottle sweet hard cider

Lemon rind for garnish


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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