A Summer Orange Shandy for those hot days by the beach.
This post is sponsored by Wayfair, all opinions are my own.
I cringe when the only flavor available is orange.
BUT, not when it’s cara cara orange because it’s pink and delicious and a little bit sweeter than a plain old orange.
Cara cara oranges resemble grapefruits more so than oranges, at least on the inside. There’s just something about that juicy pink center that I love so very much!
Now, this is my first foray into the world of summer shandies. I’ve had them before, but I’ve never made one at home.
Which sounds silly because it’s actually quite the simple summer drink. Usually it’s lemonade, but I’m into this Cynar, cara cara orange goodness that is the Summer Orange Shandy. Here’s how to make yours right at home.
I love making new cocktails and discovering soon-to-be favorites during the beginning of each season. I know it happens every year, but there’s something special about the first few weeks of each season. While I know it’s only the start of spring, it’ll feel like summer in Atlanta in no time.
And, while we love it here in Atlanta, we are nowhere near the water. Gosh, we adore this city but miss the ocean dearly! So, we’re going to be pretending that we’re enjoying this Summer Orange Shandy somewhere on the beach. It helps when you’ve got these fun Melania High Ball Glasses, Copper Cocktail Straws, and this Marble Round Board from Wayfair on hand. We just picked these up and I can’t get enough of them! They gave me the inspiration for this tropical pink drink, so thank you, Wayfair!
Juice from 2 cara cara oranges
1 ounce Cynar
1 ounce Basil simple syrup
Dash of Peychaud’s bitters
1 Can of sour beer – I used Cucumber Sour
Orange slices and edible flowers, for garnish
1. Add juice from oranges, Cynar, basil simple, and Peychaud’s bitters to a tumbler.
2. Shake for 10-12 seconds.
3. Pour over ice in glass.
4. Top with sour beer. Stir.
5. Garnish with orange slices and edible flowers.
Does this make you feel like you’re on a beach, too? Good – that’s the hope!