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The 11 best beer cocktails to make at home

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Delicious beer-based cocktails that will leave your friends speechless.

Beer is the Britain’s favourite drink. After a long day at work, to celebrate the weekend or even over lunch, we love a pint or three of that golden nectar. But after a while, a simple beer can become quite boring. 

To celebrate our national drink – with the help of Simone Caporale, Peroni Nastro Azzurro’s mixologist, and Manchester-based mixologist Sam Taylor – we’ve tracked down the best cocktails to make with your favourite blonde beer

So prepare a few snacks and invite your friends over, your laid-back spring gatherings are about to get a fancy makeover. 

  • Aroma Botanico by Sam

    Ingredients:

    • Blonde beer
    • Green Cardamon & Lavender Infused Rinamato
    • Italian Bitters
    • Lemon
    • Orange Wedge

    Method: 

    • Pour all ingredients except the beer into cocktail shaker. 
    • Shake with ice cubes and pour into glass. 
    • Serve straight up and top up with the beer. 
    • Garnish with frozen grape.
  • The Daniel Crabtree

    Ingredients: 

    • Blonde beer
    • Blueberry Liquer 
    • Apple
    • Acidic Solution 
    • Aromatic Fabric Strip

    Method: 

    • Pour all ingredients except the beer into cocktail shaker.
    • Shake with ice cubes and pour into glass. 
    • Serve straight up and top up with the beer.
  • The Hannah Wallace

    Ingredients: 

    • Blonde beer 
    • Hops Gin
    • Lime
    • Air Puff

    Method: 

    • Pour all ingredients except the beer into cocktail shaker.
    • Shake with ice cubes and pour into glass. 
    • Serve straight up and top up with the beer. 
  • The Joel Boyd

    Ingredients: 

    • Blonde beer 
    • Bee Pollen Infused Gin 
    • Americano 
    • Suze 
    • Lemon Wheel

    Method:

    • Pour all ingredients except for the beer into cocktail shaker.
    • Shake with ice cubes and pour into glass. 
    • Serve straight up and top up with the beer. 
    • Garnish with lemon wheel.
  • The Kyle Lo Monaco

    Ingredients:

    • Blonde beer
    • London Dry Gin
    • Italicus Bergamot
    • Chinotto
    • Lime
    • Mandarin 
    • Citrus Oil Drops & Half Sugared Rim

    Method:

    • Half sugar glass rim. 
    • Pour all ingredients except for the beer into cocktail shaker.
    • shake with ice cubes and pour into glass. 
    • Serve straight up and top up with the beer. 
  • Libera Lungo

    Ingredients: 

    • Blonde beer
    • Grapefruit Soda
    • Petitgrain Cordial 
    • Frozen Grape

    Method: 

    • Pour all ingredients except for the beer into cocktail shaker
    • Shake with ice cubes and pour into glass. 
    • Serve straight up and top up with the beer. 
    • Garnish with frozen grape.
  • The Matthew Duffy

    Ingredients: 

    • Blonde beer
    • Americano
    • Fino Sherry
    • Lime
    • Patchouli Syrup
    • Bitters
    • Banana Leaf

    Method: 

    • Pour all ingredients except for the beer into cocktail shaker.
    • Shake with ice cubes and pour into glass. 
    • Serve straight up and top up with the beer. 
    • Garnish with banana leaf.
  • Nostrano Spritz by Simone

    Ingredients: 

    • Blonde beer 
    • Itlalicus Bergamot 
    • Italian Bitter
    • Lemon
    • Pink Grapefruit
    • Prosecco
    • Banana Leaf

    Method: 

    • Chill wine glass.
    • Pour 30ml Italicus Bergamot, 15ml Italian Bitter and 30ml Pink Grapefruit juice.
    • Top up with a blonde beer.
  • The Pelin Isildak

    Ingredients: 

    • Blonde beer
    • Pisco
    • Dry Vermouth
    • Madarin
    • Lime
    • Bitters
    • Frozen Grapes

    Method: 

    • Pour all ingredients except for the beer into cocktail shaker.
    • Shake with ice cubes and pour into glass. 
    • Serve straight up and top up with the beer. 
    • Garnish with frozen grapes.
  • The Rose Danford-Philips

    Ingredients: 

    • Peroni Nastro Azzurro
    • Amaro Montenegro
    • Rosa
    • Lemon
    • Egg White
    • Bitters
    • Edible Flowers

    Method: 

    • Pour all ingredients except for the beer into cocktail shaker.
    • Shake with ice cubes and pour into glass. 
    • Serve straight up and top up with the beer. 
    • Garnish with edible flowers.
  • The Stacey Wall

    Ingredients: 

    • Blonde beer
    • Gunpowder Tea Infused Corn Whiskey
    • Americano
    • Sicilian Lemon Tonic
    • Barley Strand

    Method: 

    • Pour all ingredients except for the beer and the tonic into cocktail shaker.
    • Shake with ice cubes and pour into glass. 
    • Serve straight up and top up with the beer and the tonic to taste. 
    • Garnish with Barley Strand.

    Images: Peroni

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