The Beermosa

This beer and strawberry cocktail falls somewhere in between a proper mimosa and a beer cocktail on the fanciness scale and is perfect for a relaxed spring drink.

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While most of my life revolves around beer and wine, I do enjoy a cocktail every once in a while. I only really LOVE cocktails when there is beer involved however, and there are a ton of fun beer cocktails popping up all over the place. These strawberry beermosas are insanely easy, only require 4 ingredients and literally take 2 minutes to make if you make the puree ahead of time. They are the perfect sweet drink to serve at this year’s Easter brunch, or really any time of year!

The thing I most love about the changing seasons is the change in seasonal produce. As we put away the citrus and bring out the strawberries, I know that spring is right around the corner. With Easter for the most part falling at the beginning of spring, I knew these beeromsas needed to highlight those springlike flavors!

We are almost into prime strawberry season, which normally begins in April, so I thought strawberry was the perfect way to go for these beermosas. You can get as creative as you want though. Use whatever berry that you want. Blueberries and raspberries are especially delicious, but strawberries add a sweetness that no other berry can match.

I think cocktails (even if it’s non-alcoholic) are a must-have on Easter morning. I know it sounds strange, but I feel like you need a bright and sparkly drink to match that bright and sparkly dress and pastel(ly) tablescape. I mean, it’s basically mandatory! I definitely think the most important part of this recipe is the beer (obvs), and you have to be super careful when picking your beer of choice. Drink something that you enjoy drinking on its own. If you don’t like hoppy beers, don’t make these strawberry beermosas with an IPA. I personally think that this recipe is best with a white IPA or citrusy IPA, but then again, I love IPAs. Something a little lighter, like a pilsner or your average wheat beer will be a nice alternative if you’d like to avoid the bitterness.

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The Beermosa
 
This beer and strawberry cocktail falls somewhere in between a proper mimosa and beermosa on the fanciness scale and is perfect for a relaxed Easter drink.
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Serves: 2 drinks
Ingredients
  • 2 ounces strawberry puree (see note)
  • 4 ounces orange juice
  • 10 ounces citrusy IPA or White IPA beer (or beer of choice)
  • sliced strawberries (for garnish)
Instructions
  1. In a cocktail shaker or mason jar (with lid), combine the strawberry puree, orange juice and beer. Shake until combined and foamy.
  2. Pour the strawberry beermosas into 2 champagne or cocktail glasses.
  3. Garnish with fresh strawberry slices and enjoy immediately!
Notes
For the strawberry puree, combine 2 cups of fresh or frozen strawberries with ¼ of water. Blend until smooth. Add more water where needed. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator where it will keep for about a week.

 

 

Justine Sulia

I am the writer, publisher and photographer behind Cooking and Beer. Over at Cooking and Beer, I am combining bold and inspirational cooking (and baking) with the best craft beer I can get my hands on!

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