Make a Pomegranate Shandy!
Because you guys! These are so easy. And SO good.
When I realized that a pomegranate shandy was a thing, there was no turning back. I’m pretty sure that one of my favorite beer brands had pomegranate shandy bottled last year, but I haven’t seen it this year. Maybe I’m making that up. Maybe I dreamt it. Then again, at this moment in my life, I’m not necessarily cruising the beer aisles looking for beverages.
I did, however, go buy a bottle of wine while hugely pregnant last weekend so we had it for guests. THAT WAS FUN.
I am the first to admit that I am weirdly going crazy over pumpkin right now. To a point where it’s annoying me. I swear that it is a pregnancy thing. I was never this crazy about pumpkin until the fall of 2014 when I was pregnant with Max. I mean, I LIKED it but I wasn’t like OMGit’slifechanging and all that. It’s not like I waited all year for it.
Also, I’m LESS into pumpkin spice than I am pumpkin. I like pumpkin flavored things, light on the spice. Get it?
So while I’m super into that and excited for the things to come, I’m perhaps even more excited for pomegranate season. I adore pomegranate everything. Like EVERYTHING!
I’ve made pomegranate BBQ sauce and cobblers and tons of cocktails and eating pomegranate arils right from a bowl is my idea of heaven. They are so refreshing but tart but sweet and wonderful. I love ‘em!
Last year I made watermelon shandys and while I am all for buying these and drinking them from the bottle, they are so easy to make at home too. It’s another perfect drink for the end of summer because it combines lemonade and beer.
And pom juice, obviously.
Bridges that gap in these funny it’s-hot-out-so-why-is-everyone-into-pumpkin-pie weeks.
Over Labor Day weekend, we made this September sangria for the holiday and these pomegranate shandys for a little partay. Even though I couldn’t fully partake in this goodness, I have to say that I am so, so excited about the homemade pom shandys because come the end of October… I will be all over those.
I mean, beer is good for your milk supply soooo… it will be fiiiiine.
These are so refreshing, not to mention the prettiest color ever. Tart and fresh and citrusy but barely sweet too. You can even use a leftover summer shandy for this and just add pomegranate juice and maybe a squeeze or two of lemon!
Because we all want to drink fuschia beer.
- 4 ounces cold pomegranate juice
- 4 ounces cold lemonade
- 8 to 12 ounces your favorite wheat beer – COLD
- lemon wedges for garnish
- pomegranate arils for fun!
Add the pomegranate and lemonade in a frosty glass and stir. Pour the beer over top, squeeze in a lemon wedge and garnish with another. Serve with a sprinkling of pomegranate arils inside.
Especially beer with little jewels in it.