Need Ideas: Wine/beer based cocktails

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@wabanzi:  The only “beer cocktail” I’ve ever heard of is really more of a dessert.  I think they used a raspberry beer and put a scoop of vanilla ice cream in it.  I don’t drink either, so hopefully some other bees can help.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I had this before and really enjoyed it…I think you could try omitting the gin and see if it’s still tasty. I think it would still be pretty good.

24 oz Beer
1 cup Gin
1 can Concdentrated Lemonade
24 oz Water
Mix all ingrediants together in a pitcher.

Also had a “beer-mosa” once with a weiss beer (so beer + OJ) that was actually pretty good. But would probably be better for morning/brunch.

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@wabanzi:  Shandies (mix of beer and lemonade) are a nice summer drink.  I would be really wary of most beer and wine cocktails though – I enjoy beer, wine, and cocktails, and I find most beer cocktails to be totally nasty.  I don’t think you need signiture alcoholic drinks, especially if you don’t even drink.  I considered having signiture drinks, but since my fiance doesn’t drink it just wasn’t right for us.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Also, we could only have beer and wine due to liquor permits at our venue, but we still made a signature “drink” by mixing two wines together. We mixed a sweet strawberry wine with a white and called it the “blushing bride” (cheesy I know). You could always add some carbonation and fresh strawberries if you wanted to make it look fancier. Delish!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@wabanzi:  it all depends on the champagne you use. A lot of people don’t like dry champagne…. But when I make a champagne punch I usually use the cheaper sweet stuff (like Andre strawberry or peach flavored). That mixed with the other things makes it pretty delish, even to those who don’t like champagne on it’s own. Yummy now I want some! I would just make some things for your FI and have him taste test! I bet he will enjoy that job anyway haha!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Instead of a beer cocktail,  how about just designating one beer  the groom’s pick/ choice/ brew/ fav etc. Whatever you want to call it to make it special. Perhaps this choice is swrved up in an extra special way. Lime in it or in a koozie or in a beer mug. Something.

You could mix a flavored fruit based wine with a white or champagne.

I just read on StyleMePretty Living about a ppomegranate champagne cocktail- champagneñ pomegranate juice and pomegranate seeds plus some other pretty edible garnish.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

 

I just saw Beer bloody Mary’s at beer week! :

http://thebeeroness.com/2012/07/23/brewed-mary-beer-bloody-mary/

 

http://www.finecooking.com/articles/how-to-make-beer-cocktails.aspx

A ton of other stuff comes up if you just google it too.

And also, I think a lot of people like champagne (sparkling wine), at a friend’s wedding that is all another friend and I drank and lots of other people drank it too but it probably depends on the group.

 

We will be having a beer/wine/champagne open bar, if we add liquor, it doesn’t include shots and we don’t have enough people that would drink mixed drinks to account for the extra cost. The only person disappointed is my little brother, but he still hasn’t grown out of the frat boy stage, so I’m not worried.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@wabanzi:  I attended a CubanzAmerican weddinv and they served up authentic mojitos. I don’t know all that went intk the drink, but did it take long to get. Muddling mint, shaking, adding sugar cane. When there’s a long line at the bar I prefer a quick easy cocktail or just wine.

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