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Beer cocktails: Tasty and refreshing ideas to level up your beer game

Por: María Isabel Carrasco Cara Chards 5 de abril de 2022

9 tasty and refreshing beer cocktail ideas any beer lover will love.

Beer is that kind of drink that goes well in any situation, time of the day, season of the year, or mood. However, no one can’t deny that whenever the heat starts it’s impossible not to crave a very cold beer accompanied by a nice snack.

Now, it doesn’t matter the presentation, lager, ale, stout, pilsner, there’s a beer for every taste, but sometimes a good moment requires a more elaborated drink, and cocktails are definitely the way to level up your beer game in a delicious and refreshing way.

So, if you’re looking for ideas for your next brunches or gatherings, and you’re a beer passionate, these cocktails are for you.

You might also want to try these: Easy and super fresh cocktails you should try this spring

Gin-Gin Mule

For this double gin mule also known as the Mexican mule, you’ll need to add about eight mint leaves, simple syrup, and lime juice. Muddle the mix well so that the leaves release all their flavor. Add some gin and ice to the mix and shake well. Use a strainer and serve in a glass to the middle and then top with some ginger beer or lager. Garnish your beverage with a sprig of mint or a wedge of lime.


Of course, we had to add the iconic michelada to the list. This is as simple as it goes and it can be as elaborate as you want. Let’s start with the classic Chelada which is essentially a beer jar with lime and salt rim, lime juice, and beer. To make it a michelada, switch the salt of the rim with chili powder and start adding sauces, you can add Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, Clamato, chamoy sauce, or basically any sauce you like. You can garnish it with a lime wedge or even a slice of jalapeño to make it more daring.

Black Velvet

This one is for strong palates but it’s probably the simplest to prepare. In a Champagne flute, fill half the glass with your favorite stout trying to avoid leaving that much foam. Top the flute with chilled Champagne and enjoy!

Beer Margarita

Best of both worlds or what? Prepare your glass by adding salt and lime to the rim. In your glass, add tequila, lime juice, and Cointreau, and stir perfectly until the mix is even. Add some ice and top with a chilled lager. If you want to make it even more refreshing you can mix the first ingredients with ice in a blender and make it a Frozen Beer Margarita. You can also add flavors with fruit liqueurs or juices to the blender.


The classic shandy. For this one, you’ll need to mix your favorite pale ale or lager, ginger ale, and lemon soda, sparkling lemonade or lime soda. To spark things a bit you can change the soda for any flavor you like or even add some syrups to make it sweeter. Try to keep it balanced with your citrus flavors so it’s still refreshing.

Blood Orange Beergaritas

Like you would with a regular Margarita, prepare your glass with salt and lime on the rim and add some ice. In a shaker, mix tequila, Grand Marnier, simple syrup, blood orange juice, lime juice, and ice. Shake for half a minute until the shaker is really cold. Pour into the glass leaving some space and top it with your favorite beer. Stir softly to combine and garnish with a slice of blood orange.

Pumpkin Beer Apple Cider

This one is for those who wish fall lasted the entire year. In a shaker filled with ice, add some bourbon, lemon juice, and apple cider. Pour the mix into a glass and top it with pumpkin beer (or regular beer and pumpkin syrup). Stir well and garnish; you can add an apple slice or a cinnamon stick.

Watermelon Beer

If you want something sweeter, you might want to try this. In a glass muddle some watermelon and strain it well to divide the juice from the pulp and the seeds. Pour on your glass the watermelon juice, and some vanilla syrup, and top it with a pale ale or lager. You can mix the vanilla syrup and the watermelon juice with ice in a blender to make it a smoothie and then add the beer.

Grapefruit Paloma

Last but not least another Mexican classic, the Paloma, but with a twist. In a glass with ice mix lime juice, grapefruit juice, tequila, and beer. You can garnish with a slice of grapefruit or even add some salt and lime to the rim.

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