Die hard beer fans may never be persuaded to taint their beer with any other mixers. But these beer cocktails could be a game changer for your next poolside party or tailgate.
April 7 is National Beer Day
Beer Cocktails Recipes
Pink Raspberry Shandy – recipe by Cheri Loughlin
4 ounces Pink Bubbly*
4 ounces Light Beer
1 ounce Raspberry Lemonade frozen concentrate – thawed
Chill bubbly and beer before using. Pour raspberry lemonade concentrate into a tall chilled glass. Add beer. Stir gently. Top with pink bubbly. Garnish with fresh raspberries.
*I used Barefoot Refresh Perfectly Pink Bubbly during the creation process.
Raspberry Beer Cocktail
Makes approximately 12, 5 ounce servings
3/4 cup Fresh Raspberries*
3-1/2 – 12-ounce Bottles Beer, chilled
12 ounces Frozen Raspberry Lemonade Concentrate, thawed
1/2 cup Vodka
Muddle raspberries in bottom of pitcher. Top with beer, thawed raspberry lemonade and vodka. Stir. Serve in rocks glasses over fresh ice. *3/4 cup thawed frozen raspberries can be substituted for fresh if needed.
12 ounces Light Beer
2 tablespoons Fresh Strawberries – diced
Lemon Lime Soda
Fill chilled pilsner glass three quarter full with beer. Add diced strawberries. Top with lemon lime soda. Stir. Cocktail by Fleur de Sel, 5 East 20th Street, New York
Beer Sangria – created by Roger Kugler, Boqueria
6 ounces Brooklyn Lager
2 ounces Fresh Lemon Juice
2 ounces Pear Puree
2 ounces Triple Sec
Place all ingredients in mixing tin. Stir slowly to mix, but not flatten beer. Pour into pint glass filled half with fresh ice. Garnish with seasonal fruits.
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Cheri Loughlin is the Omaha writer and photographer behind www.intoxicologist.net and author of Cocktails with a Tryst: An Affair with Mixology and Seduction. You can email Cheri with comments and questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.