3 Beer Cocktail Recipes

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Have you ever thought about mixing beer with another beverage? For some people, the words “cocktail” and “beer” are at opposite poles. If beer enthusiasts cannot understand why to mix beer with another beverage, a “cocktail person” will be pleasantly surprised about this recipe. As you have probably seen, today’s topic is about beer cocktail recipes, so if you are willing to surprise your friends with a cocktail, this is the right place to be.

Black Velvet Cocktail

You don’t have to be an experienced bartender to make this recipe. The Black Velvet Cocktail is ideal for beginners who are not used to handle a shaker. It is an Irish recipe that can be prepared in less than 5 minutes. The ingredients used for this recipe are:

  • Guinness beer – 4 oz.
  • Sparkling wine – 4 oz.
  • Crème de mure – 1 tbs.
  • Brandied cherries – a few

Looking forward to trying our new Guinness cocktail? Well, things are way simpler than you might think. Take a quality shaker and pour the sparkling wine into it. Mix it with the Guinness beer and the crème de mure. Serve it into a tulip glass with a cherry on top. The Black Velvet Cocktail is best enjoyed in a tulip glass, tall enough to allow you to feel the aroma of the bubbles. As simple as it looks!

With this Irish blend of bubbly and brew, you will certainly surprise your friends. If you are nostalgic and you want to get to the next level, you can prepare this cocktail with your beer. However, you will need a good quality brew kettle. As such, if you are interested in purchasing the best brew kettle for home brewing, there are a few things to know, but this makes the subject of another topic.


Looking forward to giving this delicious and refreshing cocktail a try? Well then, this is what you need to surprise your guests.

  • Applejack – 2 cups
  • Fresh lemon juice – 1 cup
  • Maple syrup – ¾ cup
  • Apple cider vinegar – 5 tbs.
  • Hefeweizen beer – 4 cups
  • Soda – ¾ cup
  • 8 lemon wedges

Put the first 4 ingredients into a shaker and leave them in the fridge for about 3 hours. Afterward, pour the beer and soda and shake the drink properly. Garnish it with lemon wedges and serve it into a highball glass. It is a boozy beverage that will keep a great company during hot summer days.

Bull’s Eye

If you are a beer enthusiast, mixing beer with lemon or other ingredients could be treason. Instead, the Bull’s Eye is a delight for cocktail-lovers. Not only that it is a refreshing beverage, but it also has a strong and pleasant aroma. The smell is enjoyable and the taste is awesome. Plus, it doesn’t require too many ingredients.

  • 4 limes
  • Light beer – 1 cup
  • Ginger – 1 small piece for flavor
  • Sugar – 1 tbs.
  • Ice

Pour the lemon juice into a shaker and mix it with your favorite beer. Cut the ginger into small pieces, enough to easily blend in a blender. Put the ginger paste into the shaker and add the sugar. Stir the shaker until the sugar is dissolved. Put the ice and stir it again. Strain the cocktail and add a slice of lemon. It is a Cuban cocktail recipe that can be served with Cuban pressed sandwiches.

All of these 3 beer cocktail recipes can be done at home. You don’t need any bartender skills to prepare them. If you are passionate about cocktails and bartending, you can become your own bartender at home. It’s not as difficult as it might seem. All you need is a premium cocktail kit equipped with a quality shaker, strainer, spoon, and jiggers. There are many types of shakers available for sale on the marketplace, but we strongly recommend the Cobbler models. They are specially designed for beginners. This type of shaker doesn’t require special techniques or bartender skills. Opt for a shaker with integrate strainer as it will be much easier to use and handle.

To surprise your friends, you will also need the right glass to serve cocktails. Remember that cocktail glasses come in an inverted cone bowl shape. You can use highball glasses and lowball glasses depending on the cocktail recipe as well.