Lilac Shandy

Shandy Cocktail Made With Lilac Florets
Shandy Cocktail Made With Lilac Florets
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For Lilac Simple Syrup:
2 cups Sugar
2 cups Water
4 cups Lilac florets stems removed, rinsed and cleaned
For Lilac Lemonade:
1 cup Lilac simple syrup
1 cup Lemon juice fresh
2 cups Water distilled
For the Lilac Shandy:
6 ounces Light beer light
6 ounces Lilac lemonade
1 slice Lemon

Nutritional information

  • For Lilac Simple Syrup:

  • For Lilac Lemonade:

  • For the Lilac Shandy:

  • Garnish:

Lilac Shandy


This Lilac Shandy is beautiful to look at and has a perfect light and fresh taste with a subtle hint of alcohol to enjoy on a gorgeous summer evening.

The best part about this recipe is that I have included steps to preparing your own homemade lilac syrup, homemade lilac lemonade and a homemade lilac shandy. So you can perfect all the finer details!

To make Lilac Shandy, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Lilac Shandy

Steps to make Lilac Shandy


Boil sugar


In a saucepan, boil 2 cups of water and stir in 2 cups of granulated sugar until completely dissolved.


Add florets


Add 4 cups of rinsed and cleaned florets, cover the saucepan with a lid, reduce the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes.




Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow the florets to steep for about 8 hours.




Strain the florets through a fine-mesh sieve and bottle the prepared syrup or use it for a Lilac Shandy.


Prepare lilac lemonade


In a large pitcher, stir 1 cup of prepared lilac syrup, 1 cup of fresh lemon juice and 2 cups of distilled water until combined. Taste and adjust to your flavor palette then refrigerate before serving or using in a lilac shandy.


Prepare lilac shandy


In a pint glass, pour the beer of your choice until half full then add some of the prepared lilac lemonade from step 5 and stir to combine.




Garnish with a slice of lemon for serving.

Pretty and purple, these Lilac Shandy are perfect for girl’s night! Sweet and tangy to sip on a cool evening. Share your beautiful cocktail pictures with us and tag #cookmerecipes for us to see what you’re up to!

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Total Reviews: 21
Maryjane Jedziniak

It tasted kinda funky but it wasn't bad or anything.

Ali Bunfill

This was actually kinda hard to make but I really enjoyed it.

Adilene Pay

Absolutely love the sweetness of this lemonae its really great on a hot day.


Where am I supposed to buy florets exactly? I can't find them anywhere..

Briar Dibitetto

Complicated recipe cause the florets can either taste fine or aweful.

Natalya Longo

WOW never thought you could make a drink from flowers..going to be trying this and the lilac syrup out instantly!!

Skylynn Onasch

Perfect for the hot weather if you drink i ton a nice comfortable patio like myself haha.

Ireland Kernan

Bookmarking this amazing website you guys legit have the coolest and most unique stuff out there.

Elianna Gehlen

Luckily i have these flowers growing outside my apartment i'll have to ask the neighbor but i'll try this out soon hopefully!

Coral Hildabrand

Yeah...I think i'm going to stick to just buying drinks or making homemade iced tea with mint lol this was too hard.

Ivana Canidate

Loved this a lot can't wait for summer to come around so I can make it again.

Asha Shomer

Easy drink to make and taste really good thanks so much.

Dayana Feygin

Drank this with some madeleines french sponge cake goes so good with it.

Jazlynn Mhoon

Was really tasty didnt expect that from a flower that literally grows outside my window.

Coraline Allrich

What the hell?? this is literally the easiest thing in the world to make and I am over here buying drinks instead...that changes today for sure.

Arely Baab

Added a slice of lemon to the inside of mine just like the pictures and some ice cubes :)

Leena Harper

Didn't think I'd be able to make lilac shandy myself but glad that the steps are so easy to follow thanks to that i got myself a bombass drink.

Joslyn Whiles

Mine didnt turn out looking as nice as the photos but it tasted grate.

Emerie Pirruccello

This is perfection didn't know i could use these flowers in anything or that they were even edible!

Micaela Vonkaenel

Didnt make the garnish cause i didnt want it to be zesty.


Cool! Thanks for sharing recipe!

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