Spiced Apple Cider Shandies

Spiced Apple Cider Shandies are the best way to enjoy fresh-squeezed apple cider on a fall day! 

Spiced Apple Cider Shandy // Feast + West

Every fall, I swear to myself it’s going to be the year I make it to an apple orchard in the mountains for some apple-picking. (Maybe it’ll be this year?!)

I remember going as a kid and picking fresh apples right from the trees, sipping on fresh apple cider and juice and bringing those juicy babes home for one of my mom’s signature apple pies.

Spiced Apple Cider Shandy // Feast + West

When I saw cider from a local orchard at the grocery store the other day, though, I knew there was a great cocktail in my future. I paired it with a seasonal-spiced beer for an autumnal spin on the classic shandy.

(Remember these Strawberry Lemonade Shandies from this summer?) There is a warm sweetness to this drink, making it perfect for autumn.

Spiced Apple Cider Shandy // Feast + West

When choosing a cold one for this beer cocktail, I would recommend against pumpkin beers. Look instead for a beer that boasts notes of caramel, malt, cinnamon, toffee or ginger.

An Oktoberfest brew or a spiced brown ale will do nicely. Add a slice of fresh apple and a cinnamon stick for garnish.

Enjoy this refreshing cocktail on a crisp fall evening — perhaps after a day-trip to an apple orchard? // susannah

P.S. Not a beer person? Let me recommend you use your apple cider in this Spiced Apple Cider Rum Punch or these Gourmet Apple Cider Bourbon Jell-O Shots instead!

Click below for the recipe for Spiced Apple Cider Shandies!

Spiced Apple Cider Shandy // Feast + West

Apple Shandies

Yield: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
A simple beer cocktail paired with apple cider is the perfect autumn beverage.
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  • 4 ounces spiced apple cider cold
  • 4 ounces spiced beer cold
  • 1 apple slice for garnish
  • 1 cinnamon stick for stirring and garnish


  • Fill an old-fashioned glass half-full with apple cider.
  • Slowly, top with the beer.
  • Garnish with an apple spice and a cinnamon stick.

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nutrition information

Yield: 1 cocktail

amount per serving:

Serving: 8ounces Calories: 144kcal Carbohydrates: 29g Protein: 1g Fat: 0.3g Saturated Fat: 0.03g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g Sodium: 10mg Potassium: 231mg Fiber: 3g Sugar: 19g Vitamin A: 40IU Vitamin C: 7mg Calcium: 58mg Iron: 1mg
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  1. Cate @ Chez CateyLou says

    Every year I beg my husband to go apple picking with me, but he refuses 🙁 Oh well, maybe someday! I love this cocktail – it is so perfect for fall!!

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