10 Beer Cocktails Every Beer Lover Needs To Try
Trying to decide whether to have a beer or a cocktail tonight? Why not have the best of both worlds? (cue Hannah Montana theme song) Try making one of these beer cocktails tonight!
By The Beer Community on Jan. 31, 2017
If you love beer but want to try to class up your drinking game, give these 10 beer combinations a try!
1. Michelada – A spicy beer cocktail
Add some lime juice to a Corona, a Modelo or a Sol. Kick it up a notch with some hot sauces, then garnish with salt on the rim of your glass and a slice of lime. Perfect for a summer night on a patio.
2. Black & Tan – A classic mixed beer drink
Fill up half of your pint glass with a lager of your choice and then finish it off with Guinness (or another dark beer if you must) so that it rests on top. Beer + beer = better beer.
3. Black Velvet – A perfect cocktail for special occasions
Black velvet is the fancy version of a Black & Tan. Swap out the beer for whatever champagne your budget allows, and you’re good to go. One part Guinness, one part champagne, all parts awesome.
4. Black & Black – A fruity beer cocktail
For a fruity take on the Black & Tan, try out a Black & Black. Pour half a glass with black berry juice and fill the rest with Guinness. Adding a splash of vodka or a berry flavoured vodka is optional but highly recommended.
5. Crown Float – A beer cocktail to make you feel like a king/queen
Yet another variation of the Black & Tan. Perfect for when you can’t decide between cider and beer! The Crown Float is half Strongbow, half Guinness. You’ll feel like a king while sippin’ on this drink.
6. Irish Car Bomb – A get-drunk-quick beer cocktail
The Irish Car Bomb might be the worst mistake you’ll ever make. Pour half a glass of Guinness, fill a shot glass with equal parts Jameson Irish Whiskey and Bailey’s Irish Cream, drop the shot into your pint glass and say your prayers. We’ll pray for you too.
7. Baesar – The best beer cocktail for a hangover
The Baeser is for when you’re so hungover, not even a classic Caesar can help you. Mix your favourite pale beer with your favourite Caesar recipe. Garnish with celery, bacon, or whatever else you can dream up. Pairs nicely with Ibuprofen for those extra tough mornings.
8. Snakebite – For when you can’t decide between beer or cider
If cider is too sweet for you, try a snakebite. The drink mixes equal parts lager beer and cider for a slightly fruity taste without being overkill.
9. Shandy – A beer replacement of a breakfast mimosa
Mix your favourite light beer with 7Up to get a shandy. If you don’t to have 7Up on hand, try ginger ale, carbonated lemonade, or any other citrusy juice or soda. The ratio should be about half and half. Try cayenne pepper on the rim of your glass for a bit of spice.
10. Summer Hoedown – This beer cocktail will taste better on a patio
This is the perfect summer refresher! To make a pitcher, liquefy one watermelon in a blender to create the juice and then mix it about four white beers like Hoegaarden or Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc.
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