Five Beer Cocktails to Make at Home

Five Beer Cocktails to Make at Home

Friday November 18, 2016 Written by Smith

We’ve always had a soft spot for beer. A crisp pilsner on a hot day, a sour beer alongside a meal, or a stout when you don’t have time for lunch – you name it, we love it. I remember my grandfather giving me a wink as he put a splash of his beer into my lemonade. Little does he know that’s how I start each shift behind the bar – just with the ratios reversed… So in that spirit, here are some cheeky beer and booze combos guaranteed to get you frothing.

Everleigh beer cocktail

Michelada 

There are quite a few different ways to make your Michelada (pronounced Mee-che-lah-dah). You can really roll your own on this one. Personally, I love a light, preferably Mexican beer with salt, fresh lime and hot sauce.

Ingredients

1 × 355 ml light Mexican beer

15 ml lime juice

4 dashes hot sauce

salt flakes (for the rim)

lime wedge, to garnish

Method 

Rim a pilsner glass with salt then fill it with cracked ice.

Add your hot sauce and lime and top with beer.

Garnish with a lime wedge.

Variations

Maggi seasoning and Clamato juice are popular options to play with when making Micheladas.

There’s also a variation called the Cubano cocktail with Worcestershire sauce.

Everleigh beer cocktail

Dark and Hoppy 

Our riff on the ol’ family favourite, the Dark and Stormy.

Ingredients

1 x 355 ml strong IPA

45 ml Gosling’s Black Sea rum

15 ml lime juice

22 ml ginger syrup

crystalised ginger, to garnish

Method

Add all ingredients except beer to a shaker with a tiny piece of ice and whip. Pour into a frozen Collins glass with ice and top with strong IPA. Garnish with crystalised ginger on a toothpick.

Everleigh general

Beerhive 

Ingredients

1 x 355 ml pale ale

30 ml bourbon

22 ml lemon juice

22 ml honey syrup

lemon wedge, to garnish

Method

Add all ingredients except beer to a shaker with a tiny piece of ice and whip. Pour into a frozen Collins glass with ice and top with a crisp pale ale. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Everleigh book cover

This is an edited extract from A Spot at the Bar by Michael Madrusan and Zara Young, published by Hardie Grant. RRP $45.00. Available in stores nationally. 

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