October Cocktail of the Month: Maple Apple Shandy

In honor of Oktoberfest, we're making a Maple Apple Shandy the inaugural drink in our Cocktail of the Month series. Part beer and part other delicious things, it's an ideal fall sip. Mix it today!
By: Anna Decker / 10/07/2016 /

The queen of beer cocktails is, without question, the shandy. Traditionally equal parts beer and lemonade, this shandy recipe uses crisp and bitter IPA, sparkling cider, and a dash of calvados (a French apple-flavored brandy). Maple syrup stands in for simple syrup and fresh lemon juice adds the perfect amount of tartness. It's a truly refreshing fall cocktail.

Sip, relax, and enjoy!

(makes 1 cocktail)

What you'll need: ½ oz pure maple syrup 1 ½ fresh lemon juice 2–3 slices honeycrisp apple 6 oz chilled IPA 4 oz chilled sparkling cider ½ oz calvados or apple jack

Recipe steps:

  1. In a 12-oz glass, combine maple and lemon juice. Add apple slices.

  2. Tilting the glass slightly, slowly pour the beer against the side to reduce forming a head. Add the cider similarly.

  3. Tilt a spoon over the surface and slowly pour the calvados over the spoon. Serve and enjoy!