What is better than drinking cocktails together in the sun with friends? Adding beer as a cocktail ingredient is nothing new, but our in-house cocktail lovers have come up with some amazing recipes for you to try today using your SUB! 

Which recipe will you try first?

Pomelo Pitcher

There is nothing more perfect for impressing guests than a cocktail pitcher, so we thought we'd give a great beertail recipe a try with the SUB. If you love citrus flavours, this recipe is certainly for you!

Ingredients: 150 ml Gin, 40 ml sugar syrup, 40 ml lime juice, 40 ml vermouth, 200 ml grapefruit juice and 200 ml Amstel beer

Make your cocktail

  1. Add the gin, sugar syrup, lime juice and vermouth together in the shaker with ice and "shake it like a polaroid picture" for 10 seconds.
  2. Pour through a sieve into the pitcher.
  3. Add the grapefruit juice and stir the pitcher so it is all thoroughly mixed.
  4. When stirred, pour 200 ml of Amstel directly from The SUB into your pitcher. 
  5. Now pour into tall glasses and taste!

Castle Coffee

The Espresso Martini is perhaps one of the most popular cocktails of all time. A sweet and easy-to-drink cocktail with a characteristically coffee taste. Now you may be thinking, how does beer go well with coffee? Well, our top choice of brown beer has sweet notes of caramel and nuts to go well with that coffee taste. Convinced? Look below for the recipe.

Ingredients: 30 ml vodka, 30ml espresso, 15 ml honey and 30 ml Newcastle brown ale


  • Combine the vodka, espresso and honey in a cocktail shaker.
  • Shake these ingredients first with ice and then without ice, this ensures a nice foam head.
  • Then pour it into the glass through a sieve.
  • Tap the Newcastle brown ale straight into the glass to get as much carbon dioxide into the cocktail as possible. Stir again and enjoy!

Dark Daiquiri

If all goes well, everyone has seen this cocktail at some point. This is a real classic when it comes to summer cocktails. With the freshness of lime and the sweetness of rum. The fact that it is a classic also means something else, twists. A twist is a variation of a classic cocktail, such as the Daiquiri. Now beer lends itself perfectly to make a twist with this, which is why also this Dark Daiquiri. This beertail also contains: Strongbow Dark Fruit, this cider has a bittersweet taste, which makes it an excellent match with the fresh tones of this cocktail. That is why this cider has been used as a delicious summer cocktail with a beautiful colour.

Ingredients: 60 ml white rum, 30 ml lime juice, 15 ml sugar syrup and 30ml Strongbow Dark Fruits

The Recipe

  1. Combine all ingredients except the Strongbow Dark Fruits.
  2. Shake these ingredients in a shaker with ice.
  3. Pour this into a glass and add the Dark Fruits from your SUB.
  4. Stir this well a few more times and then the beertail is ready!


Now you are all set to surprise your guests this autumn with unique beer cocktails. Cheers!