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Beer cocktail recipes

Updated on July 4, 2011

Easy to make alcoholic beer beverages

Alcohol is a drink that can be consumed all year round. Whether for celebrations, holidays or general socialising, it goes without saying that everyone enjoys having a drink once in a while. For some though it is more a choice of fitting in with the crowd or drinking for the sake of it, rather than the taste. So what beer cocktail recipes are there to acquire to your own personal taste?

Beer is one of the most popular alcoholic drinks in the world, many love the taste of stout and many simply cannot stand it. But fear not. Beer cocktails are increasingly popular in recent times and new recipes are being added day by day. Usually made from beer and a type of liquor, they are a hit with all who dare try them.

The main purpose for these drinks is the image they give off (they are often more glamorous than a pint of beer) and they taste fantastic. So much so that many shops now sell recipe books for all types of cocktails and bars and clubs serve their own concoctions! However, be aware - they can be lethal if not drunk accordingly.

Countless beer cocktail recipes can now be made from the comfort of your own home, at a fraction of the price you'd pay in a bar or club! Not only are the ingredients easy and cheap to pick up from your local store, but you can have a great deal of fun making and inventing them!

5 popular recipe choices

There are so many flavors to choose from nowadays due to accidents in drink mixing behind the bar that have resulted in favorites for many. Although there are so many to choose from, there are definitely a number of recipes that seem to crop up regularly. The following recipes are those that have continued success with drinkers of all ages due to their quirky flavours and the success of their aim - to get as drunk as fast as possible!

Raging Bull - It sounds fierce and it tastes fierce. This delicious mix comprises of:

  • 2 parts lager
  • 2 parts red bull
  • 1 part tequila

Once mixed together these flavors collide with one another giving a splendid flavour to make your taste buds go wild! The flavors taste surprisingly good together and this drink has now been consumed worldwide on a regular basis. Easy to make and the ingredients can easily be purchased from your closest store.

Black Velvet - This is a well-known choice for regular drinkers.

  • Equal parts stout
  • Equal parts champagne

This is an old favorite and one of the easiest to create. This drink is one that should be taken its time with, but is incredibly enjoyable. It is probably one of the best known worldwide and surely will be for many years to come.

Irish Car Bomb - Sounds dangerous and certainly can be if not handled with care!

  • Irish style stout
  • Shot of Irish whiskey

With a pint of stout, the shot of Irish whiskey is immersed into the glass and gives off a powerful taste. This was created in Ireland but has since been globally widespread!

Tom O'Hawk (or Tomahawk) - A delicious and intriguing mix

  • 1/2 pint of stout
  • Double shot of vodka
  • Topped with Smirnoff Ice

This mix is rather lethal and contains lots of alcohol! However it can be enjoyed as a smooth drink, so be careful you don't enjoy it too much as it can go down a treat!

Happy Mich - Originally from Mexico, the Michelada is a refreshing summer cocktail.

  • 6 ounces beer
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon plus 1 pinch Pico Piquin seasoning
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) hibiscus concentrate
  • 2 dashes hot sauce, such as Tabasco
  • 2 cups ice cubes

This is a little more difficult to produce than the others, but is by far the tastiest. This cocktail is mouthwatering and tastes fantastic. The array of flavors work amazingly well together, although be aware you may need a hand getting home after drinking too many of these!

So there you have it, 5 beautifully easy to make beer cocktail recipes that can be made from the comfort of your own home. These 5 will certainly keep you satisfied, so why not try them? These are great ways to drink beer if you are not a regular lover.

Always remember to be safe when drinking and responsible for your actions.


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    • Rob Jundt profile image

      Rob Jundt 

      7 years ago from Midwest USA

      Interesting hub. I never heard of mixing beer in a cocktail before but these sound like a great way to get the feet wet, so to speak!

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      7 years ago

      Good thing these concoctions weren't prevalent back in my crazy college days. The Raging Bull and the Irish Car Bomb would certainly have done me in. I think I better limit myself to a few cold frosty ones after a round of golf. If I happen to get a hole-in-one or shoot a career round, however, I might be willing to risk trying the Black Velvet. Interesting hub.

    • BethanRose profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from South Wales

      Indeed! I am not a lover of beer itself and so have always mixed it with other drinks! The Happy Mich is yummy!!

    • Simone Smith profile image

      Simone Haruko Smith 

      7 years ago from San Francisco

      Huh! Beer cocktails! I didn't know there were such things! Most interesting.


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