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Twist in the ale

Published : Aug 3, 2018, 12:46 am IST
Updated : Aug 3, 2018, 12:45 am IST

Ever considered adding beer to your cocktails? International beer day is just the day to experiment.

The Pot of Gold by Butterfly High
 The Pot of Gold by Butterfly High

 It may seem like sacrilege to add ingredients into your beer but once you get used to the idea, the possibilities are endless. These frosty, bubbly drinks are perfect for hot summer days and also when guests come calling. The key to making a perfect cocktail is to identify the strength of your beer and then complement them with other additions to build a rocking drink. Our experts share recipes that couldn't be easier to make.

The Pot of Gold by Butterfly High


  • Vodka                      45ml
  • Elderflower syrup    15-20 ml
  • Mint leaves              6 to 8
  • Cucumber               5 to 6 slices
  • Dash of lime


  • Add mint leaves and slices of cucumber in a cocktail shaker.
  • Muddle it gently and add elderflower syrup, a dash of lime, vodka. Add ice to the shaker.
  • Shake vigorously and then strain into a cocktails glass,
  • Once done, top it up with beer and add your garnish.  Garnish with a slice of cucumber and edible gold glitter

Raspberry Mule Beer by 145 All Day Cafe + Bar


  • Beer                         120 ml
  • Vodka                       45ml
  • Cranberry juice        30ml
  • Raspberry puree      25ml
  • Lime juice                15ml
  • Handful of mint leaves muddled


  • Add Vodka, cranberry juice, raspberry puree, 15 ml juice in the shaker with ice.
  • Shake it up for 20 - 30 seconds and pour in the glass
  • Top it up with chilled beer.


My Embrace by Kaitlyn's Beer Garden


  • Tequila              30 ml
  • Blue curaçao    10 ml
  • Passion fruit     10 ml
  • Pineapple         30 ml
  • Lime juice         30 ml


  • Add all the ingredients in the cocktail shaker.
  • Make sure it is shaken well for all the ingredients to mix.
  • Serve it in an old-fashioned glass and top it up with beer.

Red Sea Beer Cocktail by British Brewing Company

  • Sour mix (mix of lime juice and sugar syrup)15 ml
  • Vodka                              30 ml
  • Cranberry juice                50 ml
  • Beer                                200 ml
  • Pomegranate seeds       1tbsp
  • Ice                                   3 to 4 cubes


  • Add pomegranate seeds to the shaker along with the vodka, cranberry juice and sour mix with ice.
  • Shake up for 20-30 seconds and pour in a beer mug
  • Top it up with chilled beer
  • Serve chilled

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