If you’re looking to mix things up with your standard fare cocktails, craft beer can add that extra kick to bring your home cocktail game to a new level.
Here are four beer cocktails we recommend trying out at home, all using some great B.C. craft brews:
Combine lime juice, water and sugar, honey and tequila in a pitcher and stir until fully mixed together. Add the beer, stir a bit more and serve immediately over ice.
For frozen margaritas, combine lime mix, beer and tequila in a blender, fill blender with ice and blend.
Recipe by Justin Taylor, Bar Manager at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
This cocktail is a thirst quenching and refreshing libation, filled with late summer flavours balanced with the bitterness of hops and grapefruit.
Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 10 seconds. Strain over crushed ice in a double old fashioned glass.
Top up with Old Yale Mango Wheat Beer.
Sometimes simple makes the best recipes. Beer and ice cream can’t go wrong and the combination of porter and Tahitian vanilla is unbelievable.
Add one scoop of ice cream into a mug or stein, slowly pour Dive Bomb Porter into the stein, watch for foam over.
For another creative mix try Earnest Ice Cream’s salted caramel ice cream with Innis & Gunn’s toasted oak IPA.
This cocktail is a creative take on the age old shandy cocktail. The chiles add an extra kick which is balanced out by the addition of the honey. Using a pure rye based vodka like Wyborowa makes sure the cocktail stays crisp and clean.
Add the vodka, lemon juice, chile pepper and honey to a cocktail shaker. Stir the ingredients together until honey is dissolved. Add ice and shake.
Strain liquid into a tall cocktail glass and top up with Hefeweisen. Garnish with lemon slices or additional chile peppers for an extra kick.