Sweet Tea Boysenberry Shandy

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min. + chilling


12 servings (2-1/4 quarts)

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
I love an ice-cold beer on a hot summer day. I also love sweet tea, so one day I got the great idea to mix the two. Wow! It was absolutely delish. I experimented with different flavorings, and this combination was my favorite. —Kelly Williams, Forked River, New Jersey
Sweet Tea Boysenberry Shandy Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 4 tea bags
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup boysenberry syrup
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 3 bottles (12 ounces each) beer or white ale, chilled
  • 1 medium orange, sliced, optional


  1. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil; remove from heat. Add tea bags; steep, covered, 3-5 minutes, according to taste. Discard tea bags. Stir in sugar and syrup until dissolved. Stir in cold water. Transfer to a 3-qt. pitcher; refrigerate until cold.
  2. Stir beer into tea mixture; serve immediately. If desired, top with orange slices.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 137 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.