Mix Your Menu: Beer Cocktails [3 New Recipes]

Sep. 24, 2018

Mix Your Menu Beer Cocktails 3 New Recipes


illustrations by Ethan Colchamiro

In this edition of “Mix Your Menu,” our ongoing series where we serve up fresh spins on classic cocktails, we focus on beer cocktails that you can fold into your drink menu.

Most consumers of beer cocktails are familiar with a few of the classic beer mixes, but there are many other possibilities that bring the beer cocktail up a level from the simple sippers like a shandy or a radler.

The recipes provided in this episode of Mix Your Menu are served up by Breakthru Colorado Beverage Development Specialist Mike Henderson.

Irish Breakfast Beer Cocktail

2 oz. stout beer
2 oz. vodka 
1.25 oz. espresso liqueur
Method: Combine all ingredients. Shake. Serve in a martini glass with espresso beans.

American Standard Beer Cocktail
1.5 oz. rye whiskey
.75 oz. lemon juice
.75 oz. ginger liqueur
3 oz. IPA 
Method: Serve over ice with lemon zest. 

Mexican Hat Dance Beer Cocktail

1.5 oz. blanco tequila
.5 oz. lime juice
.5 oz. simple syrup 
3 oz. Mexican lager
1-2 dashes of hot sauce
Method: Serve over ice with a lime wheel garnish.

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