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5 Real Simple Beer Cocktails You Should Make At Home

By Somdutta Mazumder

Updated - Aug. 3, 2021 3 min read

For a lot of alcohol aficionados, beer happens to be the most relied upon drink. Easily procured, well within a reasonable budget, and hassle-free to chug down, a cold pint of beer is a great momentary remedy for most of life's woes. 


But after several years of trying different bottles and brands, there comes a time for most beer lovers when the urge for experimentation collides with the nurtured habit of choosing beer as a drink. You begin to want more, but also refuse to give up on your favourite alcohol. In this predicament, we'd like to propose a solution that will satisfy both your craving for good ol' beer, and experimentation with flavours, without any need to pay a fancy brewery a visit. How? With some yummy beer cocktail recipes, of course! 


Intrigued? Well, then read on to discover 5 real simple beer cocktail recipes you can easily try your hand at in your kitchen, with just a few ingredients and some surplus beer. 


1. Beergarita 

One of the most fun DIY beer-based cocktail recipes you can try during this lockdown, a Beergarita is exactly what the name suggests. Refreshing with the classic flavours of beer and tequila, a Beergarita is our top pick in flavoursome spring beer cocktails. 


Ingredients Required 

  • Can/Bottle of light beer 
  • Tequila 
  • Concentrated lime juice (like Minute Maid) 
  • Ice Cubes


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2. Citrus Beer Sangria 

A super easy beer cocktail recipe with equal deliciousness as the original wine Sangria drink, a Citrus Beer Sangria hits the perfect beverage sweet spot between fruity flavours and frothy beer. 


Ingredients Required

  • Wheat Beer or Hard Cider 
  • Vodka
  • 1 Large Grapefruit 
  • 1 Large Orange
  • 1 Large Lemon
  • Pineapple Juice 


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3. Blood Orange Shandy 

This DIY beer cocktail recipe requires some readily available basic ingredients and virtually no effort. If you enjoy fresh citric flavours in your beverages, this beer Shandy will soon be amongst your most preferred quick beer cocktail recipes. 


Ingredients Required

  • Pale Lager
  • Orange Juice
  • Lemon Juice
  • White Sugar


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4. Michelada 

An authentic Mexican drink in the form of a spicy beer-based cocktail, a Michelada is a common favourite DIY cocktail recipe amongst those with a penchant for experimenting with beer. 


Ingredients Required

  • Lager Beer (Mexican for authentic recipe)
  • Tomato Juice
  • Lime Juice
  • Worcestershire Sauce and Soy Sauce (Look for other hot sauces as alternatives in case of unavailability) 


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5. Black & Black 

This is a no-nonsense, two-ingredient beer-based cocktail recipe that you can easily reproduce at home. It combines the fruity sweetness of blackberries with the bitterness of beer to result in a drink you can't put down. 


Ingredients Required

  • BlackBerry Juice
  • Guinness or Other Dark Beer
  • Vodka (Optional) 


Image Courtesy: Just Beer App 



Time to get craft(y) and cure all your ale-ments! 


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