You know what's boring? The same old classic drink choices at brunch. Even if you love a good bellini, you're probably on the hunt for something different, so give these beer can brunch cocktails a chance. Occupying the space somewhere between a shandy and a frankendrink, beer can cocktails are a refreshing alternative to the Champagne fluted drinks typically seen on a brunch table.
A beer can mimosa pairs hoppy IPA with fresh orange juice. A pale Hefeweizen wheat ale joins with peach nectar to make a beer can bellini. Finally, the spicy beer can bloody mary comes to life with a cold lager, tomato juice, and plenty of horseradish (just trust us). While those who prefer to drink from cups can of course pour these cocktails into a glass, we think the best part about drinks served in a can is that they’re practically begging to be sipped outside—perfect for the beach or park-picnic bartender inside each of us.
Beer Can Brunch Cocktails
photo by Daniel agee
Beer Can Mimosa
Beer Can Bellini
Beer Can Bloody Mary
1 (12-ounce) can cold, citrusy pale ale beer
1/2 cup (4 ounces) cold fresh orange juice (from about 2 oranges)
1 orange slice
1 (12-ounce) can cold Hefeweizen beer
1/2 cup (4 ounce) cold peach nectar or juice
1 peach slice
1 (12-ounce) can cold lager beer
1/2 cup (4 ounces) cold tomato juice
1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 to 4 dashes of hot sauce
1 celery stalk
How to Make It
Pour off or drink 1/2 cup of the beer from can. Pour orange juice into can. Serve cold outof the can, or pour into a glass. Garnish with orange slice.
Pour off or drink 1/2 cup of the beer from can. Pour peach nectar into can. Serve cold out of the can, or pour into a glass. Garnish with peach slice.
Pour off or drink 1/2 cup of the beer from can. Set aside.