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Published on December 21, 2023.

Beer Cocktail

Try it, before you knock it!

If the words ‘beer’ and ‘cocktail’ said concurrently makes you wince, then we urge you to reconsider. Quality beer is nuanced while having lots of body, making it a great product for adding length and flavour to a spirit-based drink. The key to success is identifying the main flavours of your brew, then complementing them with other additions to build a punchy drink that will quench any thirst. 

Black Velvet


White Sparkling Wine 

Good quality stout 


Half fill two champagne flutes with the sparkling wine then carefully pour the stout in over the back of a spoon. Pouring the drink this way means that the two liquids remain in seperate layers. 



25ml Tequila 

25ml grapefruit juice

50ml lime juice 

175ml light beer 


Combine all ingredients in a glass over ice. Garnish with a salt rim and lime wedge.


Campari IPA


45ml Campari

1/2 bottle IPA beer 

Lemon twist 


Fill a glass with ice. Add Campari. Slowly pour in the beer. If garnishing with the lemon, squeeze the lemon peel over the drink to release oils, and rub around the rim of the glass. Add garnish and serve. 

Espresso Stout


25ml cold espresso

25ml coffee liqueur

250ml stout 


Combine the cold espresso and coffee liqueur into a jug. Chill for 30 mins, then divide the stout between two glasses. Slowly divide the chilled espresso mix between the glasses and serve immediately.

Shock Me


60ml Brown ale 

2 tbsp bourbon 

1 tsp Southern Comfort 

1 tsp maple syrup 


Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and stir gently for 10 seconds. Strain into an old fashioned glass over ice. 

Snakebite & Black


1/2 pint lager

1/2 cider

Splash of blackcurrant squash


Put blackcurrant squash in first up to about 1cm in a pint glass. Then add the lager and cider one after another.

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About the author

Chloe Lewis

Chloe looks after all copywriting and proof-reading for Drink Warehouse UK, working with the Marketing team to deliver educational content to all our customers. She has spent many years in the hospitality sector, moving from behind the bar to now helping venues to stock their own. You can find more from Chloe about beer, cider, spirits, wine, non-alcoholic, soft drinks and RTDs all over our blogs, website, social media and Set The Bar magazine. 

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