With the variety of flavors, textures, and hues beer offers, it is no surprise that adding beer to the menu opens the door to a whole new world of mixology. Talented brewers have already mastered the flavor of their beers giving drinkers and bartenders the opportunity to combine the masterpieces with other flavors for a fun and appetizing result.
While the primary ingredient in a beer cocktail is, somewhat obviously, beer, the beverage category has expanded to include other flavored malt beverages, spiked seltzers, craft beer and more! Many beer cocktails typically tip their hat to traditional cocktails. However, the variety of new malt beverages allows drinkers and mixologists to push the boundaries of what has been done before and create outside the box.
Beer-tails do not have to be complicated to be delicious. Mix up your usual and try a beer-tail today!
A classic made simple. And with a Beermosa, simple is satisfying! A tried and tested five-to-one, beer-to-orange juice ratio results in a toast-able beverage perfect for brunch and beyond! Partial to the bubbly? Feel free to top it off with some champagne. To make, simply combine the following ingredients. Suggested to be made with wheat beers.
- 5 oz Galveston Island Brewing Tiki Wheat (approximately ½ can)
- 1 oz Fresh Orange Juice
- Top off with Champagne (optional)
Gin & Viv (G&V)
Take your tonic water to the next level with Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer. While flavored seltzer beverages grew in popularity this summer, the classic variation from Bon & Viv is the mixer we never knew we were missing. Combine the following ingredients in a Highball glass and garnish with a fresh lime wedge and a sprig of mint.
- 4 Ice Cubes
- 2 oz Gin
- 4 oz Bon & Viv Classic
- Simple Syrup (or sweetener) to taste
- 1 Tablespoon Fresh Lime Juice
When consumed by itself, Corona Refresca brings the flavor and the feeling of the tropics to you! The premium, alcohol-spiked refresher is the perfect base for your tropical cocktail of choice. Fill a pint glass with ice and combine the following ingredients for an island favorite.
- 25 oz Coconut Rum
- .5 oz Blood Orange Liqueur
- .5 oz Sweet & Sour Mixer
- 1 can Corona Refresca Passionfruit Lime
Mexico’s most refreshing highball, just got even better. Say hello to the Paloma Seltzer! Topped off with the fizzy finish of Grapefruit flavored Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer, this tequila cocktail is ready to pair with your favorite chips and salsa. To make, simply fill a pint glass with ice and combine the following ingredients.
- 25 oz Grapefruit Tequila
- .5 oz Simple Sugar (or sweetener)
- .5 oz Lime Juice
- .5 oz Sweet & Sour Mixer
- 1 can Bon & Viv Grapefruit