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Happy Valentine’s Day! We have the perfect adult beverage for anyone and everyone to enjoy (over the legal drinking age, lol), our Blood Orange Shandy! Not only are these drinks really pretty, they’re simple and so so good! We love winter citrus, and blood oranges make this drink such a beautiful color.

What is a shandy?

A shandy is a beer based drink that is traditionally mixed with a citrus flavored beverage. The citrus beverage can be carbonated or not. Shandy’s are a popular drink in Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. It’s slowly becoming more popular in the U.S. The light and refreshing nature of the drink make it a perfect summertime beverage.

Our version of shandy is of the blood orange variety that we finish off with a splash of sparkling water for a little more added fizz. We also incorporated a little bit of simple syrup to sweeten the drink up even more. I love using this beer for shandys, but feel free to use whatever light flavored/bodied beer for this!

If beer based beverages aren’t your thing, we also have this Honey Ginger and Lemon Spritz, this Blackberry and Meyer Lemon Gin and Tonic, one of my personal favorites a Paloma, or even this non-alcoholic Sparkling Strawberry, Orange and Ginger Juice! Enjoy! xx, Jenny

5 from 3 votes

Blood Orange Shandy

A delicious beer based drink with fresh winter citrus and garnished with mint.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 322kcal


simple syrup

  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water


  • 1 cup blood orange juice freshly squeezed
  • 12 ounces pilsner (one bottle)
  • ¼ cup sparkling water


  • blood orange slices
  • mint leaves


simple syrup

  • Place sugar and water in small saucepan and simmer until sugar dissolves. Remove from
    heat and cool.


  • Combine simple syrup and orange juice into a liquid measuring cup and stir together.
  • Fill four drinking glasses with ice and divide sweetened orange juice. Fill each
    glass with half of beer and stir together. Top each shandy off with a splash of
    sparkling water and garnish with blood orange slices and mint leaves, if using.


Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 294mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 60g | Vitamin A: 248IU | Vitamin C: 62mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Sabrina Not Specified Not Specified

    5 stars
    I’m in! This works for me, love pilsners and blood orange flavored anything, just hadn’t paired them before, so thank you for this recipe!

  2. apk4f Not Specified Not Specified

    5 stars
    thanka a lot for this recipe!

  3. Charlotte Not Specified Not Specified

    5 stars
    This is SO good. I love blood orange & love shandy’s… so refreshing.