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5 Beer-based Cocktail Recipes To Beat The Heat

Listicles: 5 Beer-based Cocktail Recipes To Beat The Heat

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\ Date: March 28, 2016

If you’re one who craves a little bit of variety after drinking the umpteenth can of beer of the day, here are five beer-based cocktail recipes that you can easily make.


Aperol Mist

The bitter-sweet taste of the Aperol aperitif adds a dash of complexity to an otherwise ordinary Belgian-style wheat beer like Hoegaarden. Add with lemon juice, and the resulting drink is a zesty thirst quencher!



1 oz. Aperol
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 bottle of Belgian-style wheat beer (such as Hoegaarden)
Lemon twist (for serving)


Method: Combine Aperol and lemon juice in a pint glass filled with ice. Top off with beer. Garnish with lemon twist.



Dublin Iced Coffee

Is it a drink? A dessert? Who cares? In this Dublin Iced Coffee, stout, coffee, and whiskey combine to make a killer combo that rivals the Espresso Martini.



2 oz. strong cold-brew coffee
2 oz. Guinness stout
1.5 oz. Irish whiskey
0.75 oz. simple syrup
0.5 oz. heavy cream
Freshly grated cinnamon stick (for serving)


Method: Mix coffee, stout, whiskey, and simple syrup in a highball glass. Add ice to fill. Gently pour in cream so it gradually sinks into coffee; sprinkle with cinnamon.



Summer Hoedown

If you’re one who likes their drink sweet mixed with hoppy bitterness, the watermelon-based Summer Hoedown was made for you – and everyone else looking to beat the afternoon heat.



1 seedless watermelon, seeded and diced.
Sugar (if necessary)
1/4 cup Luxardo maraschino liqueur
4 bottles of beer


Method: Blend watermelon and strain out the pulp. Add the sugar to the juice and stir until dissolved. Refrigerate until chilled. Transfer into a large bowl, then add the maraschino liqueur and beer and stir gently to combine.




Cerveza Nicola

Served at Pittburgh’s Dish Osteria and Bar, the Cerveza Nicola is an easy way to posh-up a light beer like Peroni or Corona, delivering a cocktail that even snobs will want to try.



0.5 oz. Campari
0.5 oz. vodka
1 bottle of pale lager beer like Corona


Method: Combine all ingredients except beer in a glass filled with ice. Top with beer and garnish with an orange slice.



Shock Me

If you fancy an all-American beer cocktail, Shock Me will perk your palate up with a combination of malty, bitter, and sweet flavours. The original recipe calls for a Brooklyn Brown Ale, but the malty Newcastle Brown Ale will do well as a substitute.



1/4 cup other brown ale
2 Tbsp bourbon (such as Maker’s Mark)
1 tsp Southern Comfort
1 tsp pure maple syrup


Method: Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Stir this mix gently for 10 seconds and then strain into an Old Fashioned glass.



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