Everyone loves a cocktail. While the individual ingredients may be designed with something more refined in mind – the subtle nuance of whiskey, the bitter warmth of brandy – a cocktail cuts straight to the chase with a taste explosion that spares no victims.
And there’s no alcoholic drink quite as sociable as the cocktail. It’s a talking point, a shared learning experience, and very often an aesthetic phenomenon, too.
Only thing is, with all those specialist ingredients they tend to be a bit pricey.
But for the socialite on a budget, there is another way. Well, you already read the headline, the secret is out: it’s beer! Beer cocktails can be real crowd pleasers since their main ingredient is a lot less alcoholic than a lot of other cocktail bases.
Guests can drink them without fear of oblivion. Beer drinkers like them because they’ve got beer in them, and non-beer drinkers like them because they’ve been made to taste spectacular. And did we mention they’re affordable?
The Mexicans know it! Their Michelada is a beer drink laced with Worcestershire, chili, and lime. You know there’s something special going on when you taste this easily-prepared cocktail, even if that something special is no more exotic than a get-together with old friends. It sure tastes exotic!
At picnics, barbecues, and work parties for which your boss has seriously skimped on the budget, Brewgria can make a bubbly alternative to punch. Yes, the ‘-gria’ comes from ‘Sangria’ and it comes by the jug. Two bottles of wheat beer and a bottle of strawberry beer require half a sliced orange, a cup of raspberries, and a generous smashing of ice to become the go-to garden party drink that just keeps going.
Ready to invest in a crate? Hit OnStride’s new beer cocktail recipe resource for a half-dozen more ideas on what to do with your brew!
About the Author
John Cole –John writes on behalf of NeoMam Studios. A digital nomad specializing in leadership, digital media, and personal growth topics, his passions include world cinema and biscuits. A native Englishman, he is always on the move, but can most commonly be spotted in the UK, Norway, and the Balkans.