The iconic Angostura rock shandy takes on summer

October 23, 2022 (Last Updated: November 9, 2022)

We’re always looking for easy summer refreshments, and ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters has got us covered with their famous Rock Shandy recipe.

This iconic drink is served at the best bars, restaurants, and clubhouses around South Africa. Plus it’s quick to mix and delicious to drink with only three ingredients: soda water, lemonade, and ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters. Less is more with the Angostura Rock Shandy.

As more consumers shift their focus to health and moderation, low and no-alcohol drinks are gaining in popularity. The low-ABV movement is spreading around the world as people want to enjoy adult beverages with friends – without the hangover.

At your next braai, impress your friends and family by whipping up a party-size jug with the Lazy Rock Shandy.

  • 600 ml soda water
  • 600 ml lemonade
  • 20-40 dashes ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters

Top tip: If you remove the drop top on the can’t-miss bottle with its oversized label and distinct yellow cap, you can add 2-4 tablespoons.

Serve a sweet and salty snack with your Lazy Rock Shandy by making these easy Angostura bitter-glazed nuts.

Sweet-Salty Bitter Glazed Nuts

Serves: Makes 3 cups


  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 6 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 - 1 ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 3 cups nuts of your choosing
  • 2 Tbsp ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters



Preheat your oven to 150°C with your oven rack in the middle.


Melt butter with ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters in the microwave or a pan on the stovetop.


Add sugar, salt and cinnamon; stir well.


Add nuts to your bowl or pan and stir until well-coated.


Line a large, rimmed sheet tray with baking paper and spread your coated nuts out evenly.


Roast for 13-16 minutes or until golden brown.


Leave them to cool, then use your fingers to break up clusters.


When completely cooled, transfer nuts to serving bowls or store them in an airtight container.

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Feature Image: ANGOSTURA®

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