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Lagerita Cocktail Recipe

8 beer cocktails

Published: February 25, 2022 at 3:02 pm
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From refreshing summer shandies to mulled winter warmers, beer is a surprisingly versatile cocktail ingredient

Want to use beer in cocktails? Check out our ideas below, then explore our easy brunch cocktails, easy gin cocktails and best Italian cocktails.

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We're used to swigging pints, cans and bottles of the stuff but beer also makes a rather useful cocktail ingredient. Check out our ideas below.


Best beer cocktails

Lagerita cocktail

This lagerita takes the tequila from a classic margarita and adds beer. Make this quick and easy cocktail recipe for a simple drink this summer.

Lagerita Cocktail Recipe

Chocolate porter flip

We've revived and updated a classic dating back the the 17th century with our recipe for a chocolate porter flip. Serve this hot or cold.

Easy Beer Cocktail with Chocolate Recipe

Shandy Murray

An imaginative twist on a classic beer shandy that uses rum, yellow chartreuse and blonde ale for a deliciously thirst-quenching drink.

Shandy Cocktail Recipe with Rum

Mulled beer

Forget cider and wine, mulled beer is the thing to be drinking over winter – our recipe has warming flavours of cinnamon, cloves, star anise and clementine.

Mulled beer recipe

4 more easy beer cocktails

– Michelada

Fans of a bloody mary will love this easy Mexican cocktail, which is perfect for brunch and summer barbecues. Add a little hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce and lime juice to a glass with a chill-salt rim. Fill with ice and top up with ice-cold light lager and gently stir.

– Beer-Aperol Spritz

Add some ice to a collins glass and pour over 50ml of Aperol. Top up with either a citrussy IPA or Belgian-style wheat beer, stir briefly and garnish with a slice of orange.

– Campari and IPA spritzer

Top a glass of chilled IPA with a little Campari for a drink that is hoppy, bittersweet and refreshing.

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– Beer shandy

A classic drink but open to lots of twists – try topping lager with elderflower cordial, IPA with grapefruit soda and pale ale with ginger ale.

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