3 Beer-Based Cocktails Even Non-Beer Drinkers Will Enjoy

If you don’t like beer, it’s because you’ve never had it like this before. And if you do like beer, here are three reasons to LOVE it. Make these beer cocktails for Saint Patrick’s Day—with ingredients you already have in the house—and watch them disappear. (If you like your beer straight up, but are bored of the same-old, check out my Craft Beers for Wine Lovers.) Scroll down for three very different drinks—bottoms up!

Clinton Kelly Sriracha Michelada

Sriracha Michelada

Give a light beer a kick with this spicy mix—also rumored to cure a hangover! (Let me know if that works for you.)

  • 1 tsp Sriracha sauce
  • 1 lime, half for juicing, half in wedges
  • 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 light (preferably Mexican Beer), like Corona
  • 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 tsp kosher salt

Combine the Old Bay seasoning and salt in a shallow bowl or place. Rub a lime wedge along the rim of the glass. Dip the top of the glass in the seasoning to rim it. Fill the glass with ice, then add the beer, lime juice, Worcestershire, and sriracha. Stir to combine and garnish with another lime wedge.

Clinton Kelly Black Velvet Beer Cocktail

Black Velvet

This drink is pretty simple, so use good ingredients. Best drunk cold!

  • 1 bottle oatmeal Stout, well chilled
  • 1 bottle prosecco or champagne, chilled

Fill a champagne flute halfway with prosecco. Next, carefully pour the stout over top and serve. Serves 4-6.

Clinton Kelly Beer Cocktail Shandy


Think of this one as a beer spritzer: Grapefruit and lemon play up the citrus tones in the beer for a lighter, fruitier drink.

  • 2 oz grapefruit juice, chilled
  • 1 oz lemon juice, chilled
  • 1 Belgian wheat beer, chilled

Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail glass; stir and enjoy.

Clinton Kelly 3 Beer Cocktails
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