If you want something a little different to sip on, beer cocktails are a great way to add variety to your summer drink list. These recipes make use of Still Spirits that allow you to turn any neutral spirit (like vodka) into a variety of full flavoured, alcoholic beverages.
Put your home brews to the test with these beer cocktail recipes.
The Hop Collins
A take on the classic Tom Collins. This cocktails makes use of a hoppy IPA and London Gin.
- 2 oz dry gin
- 1 oz fresh lemon juice
- 1 oz simple syrup (equal parts sugar & water)
- 4 oz chilled IPA
- 1 slice lemon
Combine gin, lemon juice and syrup in cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake well. Strain into a Tom Collins glass and top with IPA. Garnish with lemon slice.
If you want a beer cocktail with a citrus punch, this is the one for you. Named after the original recipe that uses Blue Moon beer, but any wheat beer will do just fine.
- 12 oz Belgian wheat beer
- 2 oz Peach Schnapps
- 3 oz orange Juice
- 1 orange slice
Slowly pour Belgian wheat beer into glass halfway. Add Peach Schnapps and orange juice. Top with remaining beer. Stir gently and garnish with orange slice.
Raspberry Beer Mojito
A spicy and fruity reinvention of the classic Cuban cocktail.
- 1 1/2 oz Spiced rum
- 1/2 lime, chopped
- Mint leaves, crushed
- 6 oz Raspberry beer
Put chopped lime and spiced rum in a highball glass and muddle them with a muddling stick or the end of a wooden spoon. Add ice and crushed mint leaves. Add raspberry beer & enjoy.