This easy homemade shandy recipe features the flavor of sweet mountain huckleberries. When combined with a light beer and tangy lemonade, you have one refreshing summer drink. Don’t wait, make this Montana Huckleberry Shandy today!
There is no place like home. Every year in honor of Alissa’s home state as well as the site of our wedding, we feature a huckleberry cocktail recipe and this shandy does not disappoint.
Huckleberries have a mild taste similar to blueberries but with a touch of tartness. Although we would love to enjoy them fresh, due to location and convenience, using a sweet huckleberry syrup is a terrific alternative.
Additionally, the syrup has a long shelf life and then you always have the sweet flavor of mountain huckleberries on hand for a Huckleberry Lavender Sangria or any other cocktail you can think up!
Beer + Lemonade + Huckleberry = Summer in a Glass
But this killer cocktail doesn’t just showcase Montana huckleberry flavor. Most importantly, light beer and tart lemonade combine in this drink to quench your thirst on a hot summer day.
Therefore, don’t delay! If you need a refreshing drink to cool off, this simple homemade Montana huckleberry shandy will delight your taste buds and stimulate your senses.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- Light Beer – Beer on a hot day – what could be better?! Refreshing and bubbly.
- Lemonade – Sweet and citrusy lemonade gives a kick to ordinary beer.
- Huckleberry Syrup – Huckleberry syrup is the star in this summery drink. Slight berry notes hit your taste buds as you sip.
- Lemon – A lemon wedge is the perfect garnish. The smell of bright lemon fills your nose with each berry gulp.
FAQ & Montana Huckleberry Shandy Tips:
What is the best beer to use for a shandy?
- Traditionally, either a pilsner or a wheat beer are used for a shandy. We suggest using a beer that is light in color so the pink of the huckleberry syrup pops.
What do huckleberries taste like?
- Huckleberries are sweet in flavor with a hint of tartness. Most people compare them in flavor to blueberries but they are less sweet and they have their own unique taste.
Mixing Tip: Add the beer last
- Due to the carbonation in the beer, it works best to add it at the end and pour it slowly.
Add a Garnish
- A simple garnish on a drink can make a world of difference. We recommend adding a slice of lemon to the rim of your glass so you smell the lemon flavor as well as taste it.
Cool Off with a Refreshing Drink
It’s time to soak up the last days of summer and this is best done with a cool drink in your hand. Cheers! 🍻
Finally, if you have made this huckleberry shandy, we would love to hear what you think! Please comment down below and be sure to rate the recipe. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Thanks so much!
An easy 3-ingredient homemade Montana huckleberry shandy recipe perfect for a hot day. Sweet, tart, and oh-so-refreshing!
- 2 oz Huckleberry Syrup
- 12 oz Lemonade
- 16 oz Light or Wheat Beer
- Lemon Wedge (Optional Garnish)
- Divide the syrup and lemonade between two glasses.
- Next, pour the cold beer evenly between the two drinks. The beer will mix the ingredients together as it pours.
- Garnish with a slice of lemon and serve immediately. Enjoy!
- This drink is best when cold so be sure both the beer and lemonade are chilled prior.
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Keywords: Homemade Montana Huckleberry Shandy, Huckleberry Cocktail Recipe
If you love huckleberry, check out these other delicious cocktails…
- Huckleberry Cosmopolitan: A western twist on a New York classic.
- Montana Huckleberry Mule: Vodka, huckleberry, and ginger- a winning combination!
- Huckleberry Lavender Sangria: A fruity and floral cocktail that’s sure to impress.