If you are not a beer drinker this Orange Shandy cocktail will change your mind! A mix of Satsuma Orange rum liqueur, orange juice, and Blue Moon beer make the perfect orange Shandy for breakfast or after dinner!
If you’d rather skip my essential cooking tips and tricks and get straight to this delicious recipe – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.
Beer will never be the same again. Thank goodness because I have never been a beer drinker.
But I found a new way to drink it, and it is called a Satsuma Shandy.
Making cocktails is quickly becoming my favorite pastime. After recently whipping up a series of cocktail shots, one for each day of the week, I am loving studying mixology!
WHAT IS A SHANDY DRINK?
If you have never heard of a shandy cocktail, let me break it down for you. Pick a soda or juice and mix it with a beer.
I also like to mix mine with a liquor too. Ever heard of a beergarita? Beer and margarita? YES PLEASE!!!
But that is all a shandy is. Simple as that!
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ORANGE SHANDY INGREDIENTS
- orange juice
- Satsuma Orange Liqueur
- Blue Moon beer
- Orange wedges or slices for garnish
HOW TO MAKE AN ORANGE SHANDY
FIRST: Mix the orange juice and orange rum liqueur together in a large glass or shaker. Divide into two glasses with a few ice cubes.
SECOND: Open the beer and divide between the two glasses. Give the glasses a quick stir.
THIRD: Garnish with an orange wedge or orange slice. Enjoy!
For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
BEST BEER FOR A SHANDY
What would a beer taste like mixed with orange juice? Let’s try it now as I happen to have a few Blue Moon beers in the party fridge out back.
Bartenders always serve or garnish Blue Moon with an orange, and when you mix in the orange juice, it counts as healthy, right?
Let’s just go with that.
Recently I discovered a Satsuma Orange Rum Liqueur, which is a rum with satsuma orange flavors and is slightly thicker than just plain rum.
I have been enjoying it with Sprite for a cocktail that I will be sharing with you next week!
SATSUMA ORANGE SHANDY RECIPE
Being that I am swimming in orange flavors with the orange juice and the hints of satsuma in the beer, I thought I might add a bit of this to my orange shandy to up the orange factor even more.
The rum also ups the alcohol factor just a tad so be careful when you partake.
You might think you are having orange juice at breakfast and it will hit you in the end. This satsuma shandy recipe makes two drinks but I had both of them myself a few days ago. It was a good morning:)
Garnish the orange shandy with an orange wedge or a slice. I think the orange slice is cleaner looking and keeps the ice from falling on your face.
Either way, you will want this drink pronto! My only question is do you want to make one or two? And if you are making two, who are you sharing it with?
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MORE EASY PARTY FOODS
- 12 ounces orange juice
- 1.5 ounces Satsuma Orange Liqueur
- 12 ounces Blue Moon beer
- Orange wedges or slices for garnish
- Mix the orange juice and orange rum liqueur together in a large glass or shaker.
- Divide into two glasses with a few ice cubes.
- Open the beer and divide between the two glasses.
- Give the glasses a quick stir.
- Garnish with an orange wedge or orange slice.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 cocktail
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 240Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 1gSugar: 24gProtein: 2g
This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.
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This recipe inspired by Plain Chicken.