5 Cocktails You Can Make With Beer

Beer Cocktails - 5 Of The Best Beer Cocktail Recipes


If you’re like us, you love a good cocktail (and trust us, we already know that you do). Here at The Chive we always love experimenting, and sometimes that includes playing around with beer cocktail recipes.

Beer? In a cocktail? Blasphemous, right? Not at all. Beer cocktails are surprisingly delicious, and we’re here with 5 of the best beer cocktail recipes out there.

Vitamin C Brew Recipe

A Vitamin C Brew is a super easy, 3-ingredient beer cocktail (Well technically there are 4 ingredients, if you count the orange wheel garnish. But come on, no one needs that bullshit just to get drunk on the couch).


2 ounces of fresh orange juice

1 ounce of gin

1 American-style lager

(Extremely Optional) orange wheel to garnish


Combine the orange juice and gin in a pint glass filled with ice. Top it off with beer.

Viola! A tasty and refreshing Vitamin C Brew.



Aperol Mist Recipe

Ever try an Aperol Spritz? If so, did you like it? If the answer is yes, you’re bound to love this strong take on the Spritz.


1 ounce of Aperol

1 ounce of fresh lemon juice

1 Belgian-style wheat beer

(Optional) lemon twist to garnish


Much like the Vitamin C Brew, all you have to do is mix the Aperol and the lemon juice in a pint glass, and then top it off with beer. Easy peasy!



Boilermaker Recipe

A Boilermaker is a classic, manly, and simple-as-fuck beer cocktail. Anything that combines two of our favorite things, beer and whiskey, is good in our book. Especially whiskey. We carry so many whiskey-related  tees –– that you’d think we’re obsessed. To be honest, we kind of are.


1 beer (any kind)

1 shot of whiskey (any kind)


You can take a Boilermaker a couple of ways. You can either ‘bomb’ the whiskey into a half-full glass of beer and proceed to drink the whole thing, or you can mix the beer directly with the whiskey, serve, and enjoy.

Alternatively, you can also drink a Boilermaker in the form of taking a shot and chasing it with a beer. That’s not a boilmaker in our book, but if you want to go the softest route possible then by all means be our guest.



Elvis Recipe

Elvis is a legend, and the Elvis cocktail is pretty legendary as well. It requires the largest number of ingredients on this list, but it’s definitely worth it –– especially if you’re a lover of gin (and who isn’t?).


3 ounces of grapefruit

1.5 ounces of London dry gin

.25 ounces of St. Germain

1 India Pale Ale


Combine ice, grapefruit juice, gin, and St. Germain in a cocktail shaker. Shake until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass and top it off with the India Pale Ale.



Dublin Iced Coffee Recipe

Remember how we said we are obsessed with whiskey? Well, we didn’t fucking lie. A Dublin Iced Coffee mixes caffeine, booze, and dessert –– AKA every vice that we hate to love (or love to love, let’s be honest). There’s nothing like a good buzz to kick off some day drinking, and sipping away while rocking our Whiskey For Breakfast t-shirt is the perfect way to show off that you’re a proud morning drinker.


2 ounces of cold-brew coffee

2 ounces of a stout (like Guinness)

1.5 ounces of Irish whiskey (like Jameson)

.75 ounces of simple syrup

.5 ounces of heavy cream


Mix coffee, stout, whiskey, and simple syrup in a highball glass. Add ice, then slowly pour in the cream.



Try out these beer cocktails and get ready for a life-changing-experience, because trust us when we say that you’ll be wondering why you didn’t make cocktails with beer sooner. You may not believe there’s any way that beer could get better, but just you wait.

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