Recently there has been a new trend in cocktails, beer has been a favorite drink for a lot of people, so, naturally we gravitate to making cocktails with our beer. Today, I have nine recipes that all use beer, and I think that you are going to enjoy at least one or two. The last two are especially a favorite of mine. I don’t want to give it away, but number nine is a tic toc trend. We will let you think about that one for a minute or two. Some of these recipes are a new take on some old classics. We all need to be a little bit adventurous with our cocktails, and step out of our comfort zones. Hopefully beer cocktails for the ages will be just what you need, after the past year, where the world got turned upside down. All of this is made better by a sale of eight dollars off of any thirty dollars or more. Use code HUNNYBUNNY at checkout.
Try this unique take on a traditional Negroni.
1) 1/2 an ounce of bitter Italian Apertitif
2) 1/2 ounce of Hendricks Gin
3) 1/2 ounce of Cinzano Rosso Sweet Vermouth
4) 6 ounces of Peroni Beer
To Make; Add all ingredients into a pint glass filled with ice, and give it a light stir to combine. Garnish with an orange twist. Simple yet elegant. Enjoy.
It’s time to go old school on a favorite beer and whiskey drink.
1) 1 1/3 ounces of Bulleit Bourbon
2) 12 ounces of Guinness Blonde American Lager
To Make; Pour Bulleit Bourbon into a shot glass. Pour the Guinness beer into a pint glass. Serve as compliments to each other. You can do this in two ways. First is the traditional way, drop the shot of Bourbon into the glass of beer, and chug away, just be careful to keep the shot glass from hitting you in the teeth. The second way is to simply do a shot of the Bourbon and chase it with a drink of the beer.
Looking for a way to take your brunch game to the next level? Give the Mezcal Michelada a try. This spicy, smokey, and tangy beer cocktail is the compliment to any breakfast. Beer, lime, hot sauce, and mezcal. What more do you need?
1) 8 ounces of Corona Beer
2) 2 ounces of fresh lime juice
3) 1 ounce of Mexican hot sauce
4) 1 1/2 ounces of Mezcal
5) A pinch of kosher salt
To Make; Fill a pint glass with ice, Pour in the lime juice, Mezcal, and hot sauce. Fill to the top with the Corona Beer. Stir gently to combine. Garnish with a pinch of kosher salt and a lime wheel. Ps. For some extra heat, rim the glass with a mixture of equal parts kosher salt and chili powder.
Cerveza preparda ( meaning prepared beer ) is a term used in Mexico when referring to a beer mixed, or prepared to include ingredients like hot sauce or tomato juice. For this version, we chose to use clamato juice because of the distinct briny flavor it brings. This combination of beer and clamato juice may seem odd at first, but the distinctly tangy and refreshing drink will hook you from the first sip.
1) 6 ounces of Corona Beer
2) 2 ounces of Clamato Juice
3) 1 ounce of fresh lime juice
4) 1 1/2 ounces of fresh lemon juice
5) Hot sauce to taste
6) Spice mixture to rim glass
To Make the spice mixture; Combine 1 tablespoon of coarse ground salt, 1/2 a tablespoon of coarse ground black peppercorns, and 1/2 a teaspoon of chili powder. Blend together and store in an airtight container for up to a year.
To Make Drink; Pour spice mixture on a plate wide enough for the rim of a glass. Wet the rim of your glass with a lime wedge and roll the edge into the spice mixture until evenly coated. Fill glass with ice and pour in the clamato juice, and the juice from both the lime and lemon juice. Fill the remainder of the glass full with the Corona Beer. Add hot sauce and additional lemon juice to taste. Garnish with a lemon wedge, serve and enjoy. I apologize, but I am not able to provide links for the ingredients to make this drink.
A Mexican -style beer cocktail with a little kick and a dash of lime. A perfect sipping drink for street tacos or a Sunday brunch.
1) 1 12 ounce bottle of Corona Beer
2) 2 dashes of Tabasco Sauce or other hot sauce
3) 2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
4) Freshly ground black pepper
5) Celery Salt
To Make;Rim an empty pint glass with equal parts of black pepper, and cayenne pepper, and celery salt. In the same chilled pint glass, combine all ingredients except the beer, including the hot sauce to your liking. Add beer slowly and stir. Garnish with a fresh lime wedge, or spicy chocolate.
Half And Half:
The black and tan is a classic beer cocktail where a pale ale and stout beers are layered in a pint glass to show the light and dark combination this drinks name suggests.
1) 6 ounces of Bass English Pale Ale
2) 6 ounces of Guinness Stout
To Make; Pour 6 ounces of the pale ale into a pint glass. Over the back side of a large spoon gently pour 6 ounces of the Guinness Stout into the glass. This is how you get that perfect layered look.
This take on a classic snake bite beer cocktail combines two summer favorites. A light beachy beer and a dry sparkling cider. Typically, half-and-half, you can play with the ratios until you get the flavor profile that suits you best. Remember to use ice-cold ingredients straight from the cooler. Fins up my friends.
1) 8 ounces of Land Shark Lager
2) 8 ounces of Dry Sparkling Cider
To Make; Pour both ingredients into a pint glass. And sit back and enjoy the day.
Flaming Dr. Pepper:
The flaming Dr, Pepper shot tastes just like the soda, but combines the extra thrill of fire brought to you by the 151 proof rum floated on top of this shot. It’s quite strong due to the rum, so we don’t suggest tipping back more then one of these a night. Remember to blow out the flame before drinking the shot, you don’t want to set yourself on fire do you?
1) 3/4 of an ounce of Amaretto
2) 1/4 of an ounce of Bacardi 151 Rum
3) Light Beer
To Make; Fill a shot glass with Amaretto Liqueur and top off with 1/4 ounce of 151 proof rum. Put the shot glass in an empty pint glass, then fill around the shot glass up to the rim with light beer. Light the rum with a lighter or a match. Blow out the flame and shoot back the cocktail.