5 Fun Beer Cocktails That Are Easy To Make
Whether you brew beer at home or simply love the taste, you haven’t realized its true potential until you’ve added it to a cocktail. Take your mixologist skills to new heights by crafting a few fun and easy beer cocktails. Who knew you could do so much with boozy brews?
When made well, a michelada is one of the most refreshing and flavorful beer cocktails out there. This classic Mexican libation contains simple ingredients and is reminiscent of a Bloody Mary, although you can take or leave the tomato juice in most recipes. This one omits it to keep things simple.
If you enjoy dark stouts like Guinness, the Black Velvet is the perfect beer cocktail for you. This beverage is so popular that a few companies have even made bottled mixes, but it’s simple to concoct. You might as well make it yourself.
You can also pour the drink into a beer mug or pint glass. However, the flute certainly adds a touch of class, especially if you’re drinking with the company.
Some people prepare a two-to-one ratio of champagne to stout, so feel free to experiment and concoct a cocktail to suits your particular taste.
The new juicy IPA style has only been around for about a decade, but it’s become increasingly popular in recent years. Now, mixologists are using tropical, hazy IPAs to make deliciously fruity craft cocktails.
Concoct your own in the comfort of your own home with this recipe for two juicy IPA pineapple slushies — one for you and one for a friend.
As its name suggests, Here Comes the Sun is both bright in flavor and color. Fresh lemon juice and homemade ginger syrup give the drink a warm honey color, while rye whiskey adds spice and depth.
You’ll only use an ounce of beer in this cocktail, so make sure it’s a good one. In this case, a wheat beer will do just fine to add a bit of body and fizz.
If you’re looking for a stronger drink with a solid backbone, look no further than El Chapo. This three-ingredient cocktail packs a ton of flavor and a gorgeous red hue into one tiny glass to provide the ultimate refreshment.
As long as you love grapefruit, you’re sure to enjoy this drink.
As you get more comfortable combining beers and spirits, let your imagination take flight. Infuse your cocktails with creativity and look to fellow mixologists and bartenders for inspiration. You never know when you might happen to stumble upon an award-winning aperitif or create a new classic.