Classic Beer Cocktails

Classic Beer Cocktails

What can make beer better? The answer is simple, more beer! As beer cocktails are becoming more and more popular it’s fun to take a look at some of the more classic beer cocktails that have been around forever! The Snakebite and the Black & Tan are two delicious beer cocktails that are not only super easy to make but they’re super easy to drink.

Let’s start with a little history lesson; don’t worry, it’s beer history so it can’t be boring, right? Both of these drinks were popularized in the UK and have many different variations. In England, consumers have been blending different beers since as early as the seventeenth century so it’s easy to say they know a thing or two about what mixes well. Ok enough of the boring stuff, on to the cocktails!

The Black & Tan is a St. Patrick’s Day staple but also perfect for any time of the year. The recipe is simple and if poured correctly, you will see a distinct separation between the stout and the lager.

Black and TanWhat You Need:

  • 1/2 a pint of lager beer (such as Harp)
  • 1/2 a pint of stout beer (such as Guinness)
  • 1 pint glass
  • 1 spoon

Directions:

  1. Gently pour the lager into a pint glass filling it about halfway
  2. Place the spoon dome side up against the glass just above the lager pointed slightly downward
  3. Pour the stout slowly over the spoon so the stout trickles over the spoon down the side of the glass layering on top of the lager
  4. Let sit for a few seconds to allow the beers to settle
  5. Enjoy!

The Snakebite is the perfect drink if you can’t decide between a lager or a cider but be careful, it can pack a powerful punch! It’s so easy to drink that it’s sparked stories that it was banned in the UK (of course this isn’t true but we have heard there are several pubs Snakebitewho choose not to serve them).

What You Need:

  • 1/2 a pint of lager beer (such as Harp)
  • 1/2 a pint of dry hard cider (such as Strongbow)
  • 1 pint glass

Directions:

  1. Gently pour the cider into a pint glass filling it about halfway
  2. Tilt the pint glass at a 45 degree angle and slowly pour in the lager
  3. Drink!

 

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