In the past, people who drank beer usually stayed away from cocktails, and people who enjoyed mixed drinks rarely drank beer. However, at most local watering holes and sports bars today, you'll find that beer cocktails—mixed drinks that include beer as an ingredient—have become quite popular. Below are some of the tastiest beer cocktails you have to try.
5 Beer Cocktails to Try on Your Next Night Out
1. Halloween Cauldron
Start with a bottle of Witches Brew Golden Ale—or whatever blonde ale your sports bar carries—and add an ounce of gin and an ounce of lemon juice. If it's available, ask your bartender to add two ounces of juniper berry soda. Otherwise, soda water works, too. It's a clean, crisp, and refreshing, with just a bit of bite.
2. Axis & Allies
This internationally-inspired cocktail will whet your appetite. Start with a bottle of Newcastle English Brown Ale, add 1/2-ounce of sweet Italian Frangelico hazelnut liqueur and an ounce of Russian vodka. It's rich and sweet, with an undercurrent of nutty charm.
3. Depth Charge
The Depth Charge is a glass of your favorite beer with a shot glass full of whiskey dropped into it. For a terrific fall treat, start with a cherry stout and drop in a shot of Maker's Mark Kentucky Bourbon. It's a simple recipe, but the sweetness of the bourbon perfectly complements the yeasty tingle of the stout.
4. Sweet Sunrise
Pour 12 ounces of your favorite IPA into a tall glass, add 1-1/2 ounces of tequila, a dash of bitters, 2-1/2 ounces of orange juice, and two tablespoons of Maraschino juice. Serve over ice, and enjoy this foamy, citrusy treat.
5. Double Apple
Although this isn't technically a beer cocktail, it's a terrific drink for a chilly autumn day. Start with 12 ounces of your favorite hard cider and add a shot of Apple Schnapps. It will warm you up, and it's more fun—and delicious—than bobbing for apples at the fall harvest festival.
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