5 Beer Cocktails That You Can Enjoy At Home

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It’s my personal opinion that beer cocktails are one of the most underrated category of drinks ever. I mean, is there really anything better than being able to mix your already lovely beer with things that just elevate the drinks? If your answer is the same as mine, go ahead and check out this list.

Shandy

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Sometimes the most basic drinks are truly the best.We all know how well a lemon goes with Corona, what’s even better though is mixing pale ale with lemon juice for a truly refreshing drink.

(Serves 4)
What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 strips lemon zest
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4 pale ales
  • 2 mint sprigs

Instructions:

  • Bring sugar and 1 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan, stir till sugar dissolves
  • Stir in the zest and then cool the mixture
  • Transfer the mixture to a pitcher and add in the remaining water, lemon juice and mint
  • Chill the lemonade
  • Pour ¼ cup of the lemonade into each beer glass and pour beer over it

Snakebite

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As lethal as it sounds and somehow manages to look, the Snakebite is actually a pretty pleasant drink. It has a slight fruity taste for those that find ciders too sweet, so it’s a win win for everyone!

What you’ll need:

  • 236 ml lager beer
  • 207 ml hard cider
  • 30 ml black currant syrup

Instructions:

  • In a pint glass, pour the beer and add in the syrup and cider
  • Serve chilled

Black Velvet

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This drink is for the classy person in you. The only way to make any drink decadent is by adding in oodles of champagne and calling it a day and that’s just what the Black Velvet does. Make this at home with cheap champagne when your pocket’s feeling a bit too light.

What you’ll need:

  • ½ flute champagne
  • ½ flute Guinness Extra Stout

Instructions:

  • Pour Guinness into a champagne flute, filling it up halfway
  • Pour champagne on top, making sure not to spill
  • Serve

Irish Car Bomb

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Another drink with our beloved Guinness in the mix, the Irish Car Bomb is as fun to drink as it is to make. The dark cocktail mixes flavours we love with Jameson and Irish cream and makes for one hell of a night. Make sure to drink it in one shot!

What you’ll need:

  • ½ pint Guinness
  • 22 ml Irish cream liqueur
  • 22 ml Irish whiskey

Instructions:

  • In a shot glass, pour in the Irish cream and pour Irish whiskey on top of it
  • Pour Guinness halfway up a tall pint glass, allow foam to settle
  • Drop in the shot and chug

Michelada

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A Mexican drink that packs a hot punch, this cocktail had us begging for more. It’s perfect for the summer and you can always experiment with the ratios to make the perfect Michelada for you.

What you’ll need:

  • Chilli-salt mix
  • Sea salt
  • 60 ml fresh lime juice
  • ½ juiced lime for rim
  • 2 tsps Mexican-style hot sauce
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 355 ml Corona

Instructions:

  • Add the chilli-salt mix or salt into a shallow dish
  • Rub half juiced lime on the rim of your pint glass
  • Dip glass into the dish containing the chilli-salt mix
  • Now fill the glass with lime juice, hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce
  • Fill the glass with ice after adding a pinch of salt
  • Fill the rest of the glass with beer, mix if you like
  • Serve with rest of the beer and top off whenever needed