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Mid Week Happy Hour | Mango Beer | Beer Cocktail

Updated: Apr 12

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As the temperatures rise and the sun shines brightly, there's no better time to indulge in the cool, refreshing flavors of summer cocktails. While cocktails come in all shapes and sizes, beer cocktails present a unique challenge for mixologists. Despite their foamy nature and limited flavor profiles, beer cocktails offer a world of creative possibilities for those willing to experiment. Join me as we dive into the art of beer cocktails and uncover the secrets behind crafting the perfect summer libation.

Facts About Beer Cocktails

Before we delve into the world of beer cocktails, let's explore some interesting facts about these distinctive libations:

  1. Foamy Dilemma: One of the challenges of working with beer in cocktails is its foamy nature, which can make shaking a cocktail difficult. However, with careful technique and the right ingredients, it's possible to create delicious beer-based drinks that are both flavorful and refreshing.

  2. Beer Variety: With a wide range of beer styles available, from light lagers to rich stouts, there's no shortage of options for mixing cocktails. While lighter beers like lagers are often preferred for their crispness and versatility, darker varieties can also lend depth and complexity to certain cocktails.

  3. Limited Flavors: Unlike spirits and liqueurs, beer offers a more limited range of flavors to work with. However, common ingredients like citrus fruits, herbs, and spices can complement the natural flavors of beer and enhance the overall drinking experience.

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Exploring Fruity Beer Cocktails

While beer cocktails may present unique challenges, they also offer exciting opportunities for creative flavor combinations. Inspired by my travels to Prague and the diverse flavors of its beer culture, I've developed a fruity beer cocktail that's perfect for summer sipping.

Why Mango Beer?

During my visit to the Beer Museum in Prague, I was captivated by the array of beer flavors on offer, sparking a quest to recreate those unique experiences at home. Mango, with its tropical sweetness and vibrant flavor, emerged as the perfect complement to beer, offering a refreshing twist on traditional lagers.

Drink responsibly. Don't mix drinking with driving.

Mango Beer

Ingredients For Mango Puree

  • 1 Mango

  • 1/4 Cup Water

  • Dash of honey (optional)

For the cocktail

  • 330 ml beer

  • 45 ml mango puree


  1. Peel the mango and put the pulp in a blender.

  2. Add the water, and some honey if your mango is not sweet and blend to a very smooth paste.

  3. Strain the puree

  4. In a tall glass, pour 45 ml of the puree

  5. Carefully add beer and stir as gently as you can

  6. Chug it immediately!


  1. You can use canned mango puree

  2. This drink needs to be consumed immediately as mango can ferment

  3. Make sure to strain the puree because you just want an infused flavour only

While beer cocktails may pose challenges for mixologists, they also offer endless opportunities for creativity and innovation. Whether you're sipping on a classic Shandy or experimenting with fruity concoctions like the Mango Beer Cocktail, there's no denying the refreshing appeal of beer-based drinks on a hot summer day. So why not raise a glass to the art of beer cocktails and embark on a flavor-filled journey that's sure to delight your taste buds and quench your thirst for adventure?

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