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The cure for Snakebite

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On hearing the term ‘beer cocktails’ you may be forgiven for thinking of a shandy or a snakebite and grimacing at the thought. But we should not forget that over the course of the current craft boom we’ve seen everything from bananas to wood being added during production. Beer is incredibly versatile and as such it only seems right that beer begins to work itself into cocktails more and more frequently.

So if your customers are torn between a cold one and a cocktail, here are a couple of beer cocktails that are tried, tested and above all else... tasty!

Summer Fruit Mojito

Ingredients: ½ Lime, Small bunch of Mint, 25ml Spiced Rum and 180ml Liefman's Fruitesse.

Chop lime into wedges and muddle in glass with 25ml of spiced rum. Fill a highball glass with ice. Slap the mint leaves in the palm of your hand and add to the glass. Fill up with Liefman's Fruitesse and gently stir. Garnish with fresh raspberries.

Black Velvet

Ingredients: 75ml Anchor Porter and 75ml of Champagne.

One of the most recognisable beer cocktails, created over 150 years ago. Fill the flute halfway with champagne and then top up with Anchor Porter.


Ingredients: 1 Lime, ¾ bottle of light beer, 2tsp Worcestershire Sauce, 2tsp Tabasco, 1tsp Soy Sauce, Salt and Pepper.

The Michelada is one of the most popular drinks in Mexico, somewhat similar to a Bloody Mary. Rub rim of glass with lime and then salt. Fill glass with ice. Place the juice of one lime, the Worcestershire sauce, Tabaso and soy sauce into a jug and stir, pour in the beer and continue to stir gently. Pour mixture into glass and sprinkle with pepper.

Harvey Weissbanger

Ingredients: 25ml Galliano, 50ml Orange Juice, 175ml Day of the Dead Heffe.

Putting a modern twist on a 1970’s classic. Build in an ice-filled collins glass, stir gently, and garnish with a strip of orange peel.


Ingredients: 1 Lime, 25ml silver tequila and 1 bottle of Salitos tequila flavour beer.

Add a scoop of ice to a blender and squeeze in the juice of 1 lime. Add to this the tequila and blend. Pour into a salt rimmed glass and place the bottle of beer into the glass so it is supported upside down by the ice. Great for sharing, or not!

Stir up summer

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