My first beer was a mixed beer drink on a warm summer day in Austria. My uncle filled a glass with half Pilsner and half Almdudler (a Sprite-like, but more flavorful, soda). Oh, it was delicious and my love of beer began! Ever since I’ve been more than willing to experiment with beer drinks and cocktails. And it seems to be catching on here in the U.S., as well. I’ve noticed more than a few restaurants featuring flips and other beer concoctions on their menus.
One of the oldest beer drinks was probably the flip, dating back to the 1600s, when early mixologists served a heated mixture of beer, sugar and rum. I can imagine that was a popular drink in a time with no indoor heating! Today, bartenders are mixing up all kinds of beer cocktails based on traditional favorites, like the Harvey Wallbanger. We’ve pulled together 10 easy-to-make beer cocktail drinks that you can try in the safety of your own home.
Got some favorite beer cocktails or drinks you’d like to share? We’d love to hear them.