When summer is around the corner you can – of course – stick to a nice cold beer when the weather is hot. But making any one of these super easy and delicious beer cocktails is maybe an even better idea if you want to change things up a bit. Beer lovers will love these beer cocktails! Not sure if they are classic beer cocktails but they are an invention made by Tom, formerly known as the dude. 

Beer cocktail recipe

Now there are three different cocktail recipes in this post. The first one features Mexican beer which I love already for the refreshing drink it is. This one is absolutely perfect for a hot summer day when you are in need of a refreshment. The first one is essentially a mix of a marguerita with a corona beer added to it. You need mexican beer, tequila, lemon juice or lime juice, orange juice, elderflower syrup and grand marnier or triple sec.

Beer cocktail with corona beer

The fun part is that you serve the bottle of beer inside the glass of the other ingredients. To do that you first mix the other ingredients and place them inside a tall glass with ice cubes. Then you place the beer bottle upside down inside the marguerita. Make sure there is enough space for the drink to be added though. Otherwise it might become a bit of a mess. No problem if you’re outside in the garden but if you’re indoors it might get a little messy. This beer cocktail is called a Mexican bulldog.

Strawberry beer cocktails

Dutch Summer King

The second one we call a Dutch summer king. The name is coming from the strawberries as we like to call those zomerkoninkjes (or little summer kings) For making this one you first marinate the strawberries with the icing sugar and let it stand for a bit. Add the sliced strawberries to a tall beer glass and add a light beer to it. This easy beer cocktail is especially lovely during hot summer nights. Of course you can use different beers if you want but that is true for all of these beer cocktails. Just use your favorite beer.

Ginger beer cocktail

Ginger schnapps

The last one of these beer cocktails uses mint, ginger syrup and Dutch jenever, gin or schnaps. You bruise the mint leaves, add the ginger syrup and the gin or jenever. Mix it together, add ice cubes and add the beer to it. And you’re done!

Now if you’re not a fan of that very particular beer taste you might want to skip these beer cocktails but I guess that goes without saying right? I am not a big beer drinker. In fact I am not a big alcohol drinker of any kind so the only time I choose a beer might be on a hot day, but there are plenty of people who drink a beer cocktail during the holiday season. In fact it might be a great alternative to the boring cheap champagne that is usually served during New years. You can serve it in a champagne flute and serve that instead. Better option and definitely a better taste!

Summer king
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Beer cocktails

Perfect for a hot day during the BBQ or use these beer cocktails instead of the standard cheap champagne that is served during New Years!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


Mexican Bulldog

  • 1 Corona small bottle
  • 1 ½ shot shot Tequila
  • 1 shot Grand Marnier or Triple sec
  • ½ shot elderflower syrup
  • Juice of half an orange
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Icecubes

Dutch Summer king

  • 1 bottle light beer
  • 3 strawberries sliced
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar

Ginger schnapps

  • 1 bottle beer
  • ½ shot ginger syrup
  • 1 shot gin or Dutch schnapps
  • 1 slice lime
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Icecubes


Mexican Bulldog

  • Get a big glass and fill it for ¼ with icecubes.
  • Pour the tequila, grand marnier, orange- and lime juice and elderflower syrup on the cubes and stir briefly.
  • Open a bottle of Corona and put it up side down in the glass. Serve with a straw.
  • To make it really look like a cocktail you can add a rim of salt on the glass and crush the icecubes.

Dutch Summerking

  • Put the strawberry slices in a small bowl and marinate them with the icing sugar for about 30 minutes.
  • Place the marinated strawberries in a high beer glass and pour the beer on the fruit.
  • Finish with a small strawberry on the rim of the glass.

Ginger Schnapps

  • Bruise the mint leaves in a big tumbler. Pour the ginger syrup and schnapps on the mint.
  • Fill the glass with beer and add the lime part and icecubes.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Dutch
Keyword: beer


The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.

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