6 Beer Cocktail Recipes Because Why Not?

image description

Ready the lagers and IPAs - this Saturday September 28 is National Drink Beer Day.  

But even for the biggest pale ale lovers amongst us, drinking pint after pint of draught can start to wear a bit thin. Why not really get the party started with a flavour explosion that should be drunk with care, one of our favourite beer cocktails?!

We've jotted down our favourite beer cocktail recipes and ideas for you below. A good starting point though, if you’re after something super easy that you can make at home, is to add a shot of gin and some lime or lemon to an IPA. That's an awesome cocktail recipe that will bring out the flavours in the beer and get you ticking along nicely.

For when you're in the bar and really ready to impress, here are 6 sensational beer cocktail recipes you can whip up right now.

The best beer cocktail recipes for 2020 and beyond

Felonius Monk

  • 45ml Gin
  • 40ml Lemon Juice
  • 20ml Yellow Chartreuse
  • 15ml Benedictine
  • 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 1 Egg white
  • 50ml Beer 

Dry shake all ingredients except beer, then add ice and shake for 15 seconds. Strain into Collins glass and top with beer. Garnish with an orange peel. 

La Valentina

  • 3 fresh Raspberries
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 25ml Blanco Tequila
  • 30ml Grapefruit juice
  • 20ml Lime juice 
  • 20ml Simple Syrup
  • Belgian-style beer
Muddle the raspberries before combining them with the rest of the ingredients, minus the beer. Shake with ice and strain into a glass of crushed ice. Top with beer and garnish with a raspberry.

Dressed Michelada

  • 30ml Jose Cuervo Especial Silver
  • 15 ml Cholula
  • 20 ml Lime juice
  • 15 ml Orange liqueur
  • 45 ml Lager

  •  Shake the first 4 ingredients and strain over ice into a pint glass. Top with lager and garnish with a lime wedge.

    Black Velvet

    • 120ml Stout
    • 120ml Champagne.
    Pour champagne into a wine flute. Pour the stout on top by pouring it onto a spoon turned upside down so that it runs down the side of the glass. The stout will sit on top creating an eye-catching colour contrast in the glass. 

    Knob Kriek

    We absolutely love this beer cocktail recipe from John Perry Yates which you can find on Punch.

    • 45 ml Bourbon
    • 25 ml Lemon juice
    • 15 ml Maraschino liqueur
    • 180 ml Belgian Kriek
    • Shake bourbon, lemon juice and maraschino. Strain over ice into a Collins glass. Top with beer, stir and garnish with a brandied cherry.

      Arrowhead Limited

      A beer negroni? Try this Damon Boelte number.

      • 15ml Mezcal
      • 15ml Campari
      • 30 ml Carpano Antica Vermouth
      • 120 ml IPA
       Build over ice in a Highball glass. Garnish with grapefruit slices.