It all started with one Bavarian bartender’s act of kindness! When cyclist flooded Franz Kugler’s Munich tavern in 1922, he was determined to quench their thirst. He improvised by combining a lighter beer with lemonade and soda, thereby creating the surprisingly tasty shandy we savour today. The concept quickly spread across Britain and beyond – making it possible for us to enjoy this refreshing beverage whenever our own cravings arise!
Have you ever tried a beer cocktail?
Our version is a little different. We made our honey shandy with pomegranate juice for a rich sweet-tart flavor, but feel free to switch it up! It’s just fruity and sweet enough, so it fits in well with any item on your holiday menu. A lighter beer works best in this recipe, otherwise, the flavor can be too heavy and bitter and won’t blend well with the juice.
Try using Honey in this cocktail. This honey has its own little taste of bitterness that blends perfectly with the beer.
Adapting our Pomegranate Shandy
Make this recipe yours. If you are feeling creative or you prefer to use a different kind of juice or a darker beer, go for it! Here are some ideas:
- Try mango or guava nectar.
- Use just a few tablespoons of lime juice and a dash of hot sauce for a south-of-the-border kick.
- Add a fresh lime wedge to the glass.
- Instead of pomegranate juice, use cranberry.
- Stick to the original mix and add a splash of lemon-lime soda.
If you decide to make this shandy or any variation that we’ve suggested or better yet, your very own take, why not take a photo and share it with us using #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!
Pomegranate Honey Shandy
- 1 bottle light beer
- 1/2 c pomegranate juice
- 1/2 tbsp. Eastern Shore Honey
- Combine the honey and pomegranate juice until the honey is dissolved.
- Make sure the beer is cold! Pour the juice blend into a tall glass, and top with the beer.
Interested in other cocktails made with honey? Check out our cocktail roundup for seven of our favorite cocktail recipes.