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Forget Lattes, Get Your Pumpkin Spice From This Shandy Instead

The golden days of pumpkins and cider are upon us, and what better way to fête the start of a new season than with this Pumpkin Shandy recipe from the boys at DrinksMadeEasy? It features all of our favorite, quintessentially autumnal ingredients all in one glass: homemade apple cider, Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale, cinnamon, and crisp, juicy red apples. For all that this beertail takes a mere 10 minutes to make from start to finish, it's insanely delicious. Get excidered. 

Pumpkin Shandy

Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 2

  • 2 bottles of Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale
  • Homemade sparkling cider (4½  ounces frozen apple juice concentrate, 1½ ounce can of seltzer/soda water)
  • 1 red apple, sliced
  • ¼ cup cinnamon sugar
  • Make The Sparkling Cider: Thaw the apple juice concentrate and pour it into a medium-sized, airtight container (we used a glass flask), followed by the can of seltzer. Seal and set aside. 
  • Toss the red apple slices in cinnamon sugar until lightly and evenly coated. 
  • Pour Blue Moon Pumpkin Ale into 2 pilsner glasses until each one is roughly ¾ of the way full. Add a float of cider to the rim (don't worry about extra bubbles -- a bit of foam is ideal!), garnish with the apple slices, and serve. 
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