Beer cocktails are a delightful fusion of beer and spirits, offering a refreshing twist to traditional brews. Whether you’re a beer aficionado looking to expand your palate or a cocktail enthusiast seeking a new flavor adventure, beer cocktails are sure to tantalize your taste buds.
With a wide range of recipes to explore, these concoctions cater to those who appreciate the crispness of beer but also crave the complexity of mixed drinks. From light and zesty concoctions to bold and robust blends, there’s a beer cocktail to suit every preference. Embrace the creativity of mixology and elevate your drinking experience with these innovative and flavorful concoctions.
A Michelada is a refreshing beer cocktail with Mexican lager, fresh lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, and spicy seasonings like Tabasco or soy sauce. I love the combination of bold flavors and the ultimate thirst-quenching taste!
Black Velvet is a simple cocktail that combines two classic drinks: a pint of stout and a glass of Champagne. It’s an ideal choice for winter celebrations and romantic dates – perfect for adding a touch of sophistication to any gathering. The combination of stout and Champagne creates a unique flavor that will impress your guests.
If you’re looking for a light and summery beer cocktail, look no further than the Chelada. This traditional Mexican blend of cold beer, tomato juice, lime juice, and Worcestershire sauce is an excellent way to cool down on a hot day. It’s easy to make and even easier to enjoy! Give it a try for your next backyard BBQ.
I’m a huge fan of drinking a mimosa (or two or three) at Sunday brunch. But if you’re a beer-lover like me, you can swap out the Champagne for bubbly, light beer instead! Orange juice and beer might sound strange initially, but you might like it even more than a standard mimosa!
It’s easy enough to find refreshing Radlers in liquor or grocery stores. Still, it’s even better when you combine German lager, sparkling lemonade, and a few garnishes in your kitchen. I like whipping up Radlers for my friends when we want to hang out outside during a lazy summer Sunday.
Another excellent summer hangout drink is a Beer Punch, which only requires beer, pineapple juice, and ginger ale. The result is a bubbly, tropical, flavorful delight that’s tasty and easy to sip on! I like making a punch bowl of this for barbecues because every type of drinker seems to love it.
Who says you’re not allowed to combine beer and tequila? If you’re making a Beer Margarita, you sure can! Using pilsner-style beer is the best option because it’s light enough not to ruin the tequila taste, so it’s only a twist on the standard Marg instead of a completely new drink.
A Lemon Shandy is one of my favorite beer cocktails because it’s refreshing, light, and citrusy all at the same time. I love making these for casual summer gatherings with little time for complicated ingredients or instructions.
If you’re looking for beer cocktails with a bit more kick, then try out the Snakebite. The combination of hard apple cider and a dry Irish stout like Guinness may initially seem strange, but it’s undeniably good. If you wished Guinness was a bit lighter and fruiter, you’ll love this drink.
Beer Bloody Mary
When you make a Beer Bloody Mary, you use all of the well-loved Bloody Mary ingredients like tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, and so on. The only difference is that you add some pale lager, which takes your Bloody Mary up a notch and makes it a bit fizzier without watering it down – genius!
Jealous Moon is a unique beer cocktail incorporating chilled pale ale with two types of amaro, an Italian liqueur. The result is a simultaneously sophisticated yet down-to-earth beverage ideal for a first date or a night on the town.
Irish Car Bomb
A beer cocktail that’s a little less on the sophisticated side is an Irish Car Bomb. But hey – they’re so much fun! This classic barroom drink is made with a stout beer like Guinness, Irish whiskey like Jameson, and a sweetener like Irish cream. It’s called a car bomb because the idea is to drop the whiskey cream shot into the pint of Guinness and chug it immediately.
Here Comes The Sun
Here Comes The Sun is an appropriately named beer cocktail because it’s the perfect combination of a refreshing summertime beer and a revitalizing ginger-lemon cocktail. I like creating this for myself when I’m in the mood to cool off on a warm summer weekend.
Cold in the Shadows
Cold in the Shadows seems like it might be a winter drink, but this combination of raspberry, honey, and lime flavors is enjoyable at any time of the year. And when you add an IPA to it, this seemingly sweet beverage becomes just the right amount of hoppy and intense, ideal for afternoon sipping.
Another IPA-featuring beer cocktail is the Shandy Maker, which also incorporates bourbon, grapefruit juice, and marjoram for a dynamic, sour, herbal, punchy combination that’s hard to resist. It’s a unique drink that not everyone enjoys, but I like making it for friends with dynamic tastes because they’re always intrigued and impressed by this one!
- Pick your favorite recipe
- Gather all the needed ingredients
- Prep a beer cocktail in less than 5 minutes