Celebrate | Beer Cocktails

'Tis the season for graduation parties, baby and bridal showers, engagement parties, and simple backyard BBQs with your friends and family. Sunshine and beautiful spring weather are the perfect excuses to bring your celebration outdoors. And instead of just drinking your beer straight out of the bottle, try mixing it up and offering your guests Beer Cocktails. Beer is great for making a refreshing mixed drink, and can please both beer and cocktail lovers. Just add your favorite flavors and fruits, and ta-da - a perfect summer drink. Tips and our favorite beer cocktail recipes are below!


Choose your beer
ffer a few beer varieties. Lagers, Hefeweizens, Mexican beers, and other light, beers are the most refreshing for the summer season. Our favorites are Blue Moon Beligan White and Coors Light.


Offer an alternative
For non-beer drinkers or for a non-alcoholic option, invite your guests to mix concoctions with a base of iced tea or lemonade.


Pair your favorite flavors
Choose your favorite syrups, purée and liqueur to mix with your beers. Find recipes for our favorite (and easy) mixers, Blackberry Simple Syrup and Strawberry Purée. Fresh fruit, such as strawberries, oranges, lemons and limes add additional fruity flavors and make the perfect garnish.

Blackberry Simple Syrup
1 cup blackberries
1 cup sugar
1 cup water

Combine blackberries, sugar and water and bring to a boil. Simmer for 10-13 minutes, or until syrup is a deep red/purple. Remove from heat and remove blackberries from the syrup. Let cool and keep refrigerated.

Strawberry Purée
2 cups strawberries
3 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice

Combine strawberries, sugar and lemon juice in a blender. Blend until smooth for 2-3 minutes. Keep refrigerated.


Create a signature recipe Invite guests to create their own cocktail, but offering a signature recipe is a good starting point. Our favorite recipes are included below.

Peachbeery Fizz
12 oz Blue Moon
1 oz peach schnapps
1/8 cup orange juice
2 tsp strawberry purée
Orange slice, for garnish

Lemonbeery Shandy
12 oz Coors Lite
1/4 cup lemonade
2 tsp strawberry purée
Strawberry slice, for garnish

Blackbeery Moon
12 oz Blue Moon
1 tsp blackberry simple syrup
Rasberries, for garnish