Cranberry Shandy

This cranberry shandy is a fun twist on a summertime favorite: the summer shandy! This easy drink recipe uses cranberry, orange, and ginger to give it the flavors of fall and winter while still being a light and refreshing beer drink!

Close up of a cranberry beer shandy garnished with fresh cranberries. The glass of cranberry shandy is surrounded by fresh cranberries, a white napkin, and is in front of a can of farmhouse ale and orange halve.

If you love beer drinks, you’ve been looking for new fall drinks to make, or perhaps want to serve Thanksgiving drinks that are new and exciting when you entertain – cranberry shandy is for you!

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Level of difficulty: Easy.

Flavor: This beer cocktail’s primary flavor is cranberry, accented by bright pops of fresh orange and ginger

Time: It will take you less than 5 minutes prepare this cranberry ginger shandy recipe

INGREDIENTS NEEDED

Cranberry juice cocktail

Fresh-squeezed orange juice

Ginger ale

Farmhouse ale (beer)

Collage of 6 images showing the process for making this cranberry beer cocktail. This includes pouring the cranberry juice, orange juice, ginger ale and beer into a liquid measuring cup. Then pouring the cranberry shandy into a serving glass.

OVERVIEW: HOW TO MAKE THIS CRANBERRY SHANDY RECIPE

  1. Measure out all ingredients into a liquid measuring cup
  2. Pour into a serving glass and garnish with fresh cranberries and/or a slice of orange
  3. Enjoy!

SERVING A CROWD? MAKE THIS INTO A PITCHER DRINK!

You can easily make this cranberry ginger shandy recipe for a group by multiplying out the ingredients and mixing it in a pitcher! If you want to make this large batch drink ahead of time, wait to put in the beer until just before serving to retain some of the fizziness.

A cranberry shandy garnished with fresh cranberries is sitting on a serving board with sliced gourmet cheese.

EXPERT TIPS

This fall shandy pairs nicely with cheese! This is a great drink to make with a cheese board or with an autumnal charcuterie board. Try pairing with Gruyere, cheddar, gouda, and more!

Prefer a less-sweet drink? Use 100% cranberry juice instead! If you’d like your cranberry ginger shandy to be a little less sweet (or don’t want added sugars), replace the cranberry juice cocktail with 100% cranberry juice! It still makes a wonderful cranberry shandy.

Can’t find farmhouse ale? Try wheat beer instead! Using a wheat beer to make your fall shandy is another great option for this beer-based drink recipe.

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Cranberry Shandy

Cranberry shandy is a fun fall-twist on a summertime favorite: the summer shandy! This fall shandy recipe uses cranberry, orange, and ginger to give this easy mixed drink recipe it’s fall flair.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Cocktail
Calories 212 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 C cranberry juice cocktail chilled*
  • 1/4 C fresh-squeezed orange juice*
  • 1/2 C ginger ale chilled
  • 3/4 C farmhouse ale beer, chilled*

Instructions
 

  • Measure out all ingredients into a liquid measuring cup, pouring the fresh squeezed orange juice through a fine mesh strainer to remove any pulp
  • Stir to combine
  • Pour into a serving glass and garnish with fresh cranberries and/or a slice of orange
  • Enjoy!

Notes

*100% cranberry juice can be used in this recipe in place of the cranberry juice cocktail if preferred. This will reduce the sweetness of this shandy recipe.
*1/4C of juice is approximately the juice of 1 large orange.
*wheat beer is another good option for making a cranberry shandy if you do not have or cannot find farmhouse ale.

Nutrition

Calories: 212kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 18mgPotassium: 191mgFiber: 1gSugar: 31gVitamin A: 134IUVitamin C: 85mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mg
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