The Sour Cherry Shandy

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Hindering The Heat With The Sour Cherry Shandy

Introducing the second cocktail in our Farmer's Market Cocktail series: The Sour Cherry Shandy! While shopping the local farmer’s market, we spotted a variety of sour and sweet cherries that were begging to be muddled into a cocktail. Pairing the ripe cherries with a crisp lager and a bit of cane sugar resulted in a frothy shandy that is just right for sipping outdoors with friends on a hot afternoon.

Usually a mixture of beer and lemonade, a shandy is a low-alcohol drink that’s the perfect antidote for the summer heat. While we love the classic cocktail, mixing it up with cherries and lime juice makes for an alcoholic cherry limeade that’s the perfect balance of tart and tangy. Cheers!

The Sour Cherry Shandy
makes two drinks

  • 1 shot Cointreau
  • 1 shot lime juice
  • 2 cubes cane sugar
  • 16 cherries plus 2 for garnish (use a mix of sour and sweet cherries)
  • 2 bottles lager
  1. Add the cherries and cane sugar to the Mason Shaker.
  2. Muddle the ingredients in the bottom of the Shaker until throughly mashed.
  3. Add Cointreau and lime juice to the Shaker. Add ice to above the liquid, and shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
  4. Strain the cocktail into two glasses filled with ice, fill with lager and garnish with remaining cherries.