As we get come together with friends and family on Mother’s Day to celebrate those special figures in our life, here are 8 of our favorite beermosas and cocktail recipes to make the moment a little bit sweeter.
- Sparkling White Wine
- Orange Juice
Mix: 25% sparkling white wine, 15% orange juice, 60% Oberon. Use a mint leaf and/or an orange as garnish
From our experience, we’ve found it works best to pour the sparkling white wine first, then the orange juice and top it off with Oberon. Make sure to pour slowly to avoid making a mess. We’ve also found using fresh-squeezed orange juice tastes best, but you can use whatever juice you prefer.
Two Hearted Cocktail
- 8oz. of Two Hearted
- 3oz. of Grapefruit Juice
Mix Two Hearted and freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
Could be fun to experiment with grapefruit flavored or other botanical vodkas.
- 1 part Kalamazoo Stout
- 1 part champagne
- Mix and enjoy!
Two Hearted Poloma
- 6 oz. Bell’s Two Hearted
- 2 oz. tequila (reposado, blanco or your favorite)
- .5 oz. lime juice
- 1.5 oz. grapefruit juice
- 4-5 ice cubes
- Coarse salt (optional – pink Himalayan salt works great!)
- Lime wedge or slice for garnish (optional)
- Grapefruit slice or twist for garnish (also optional)
- Cut a limed wedge and moisten the rim of your glass all around. Dip the rim into salt. Carefully place a few ice cubes in the rimmed glass and add a grapefruit slice if desired.
- Add tequila, grapefruit juice, then lime juice, and top with Two Hearted. Wait for the foam of the beer to settle and add some more to fill the glass completely.
- Give a gentle stir, garnish with a lime wedge ad/or grapefruit twist and enjoy!
Light Hearted Beergarita
- 3 oz. Bell’s Light Hearted
- 2 oz. silver tequila
- 1 oz. simple syrup
- .5 oz. orange liqueur
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- Salt for garnish
- Mix the tequila, lime juice, and simple syrup. Add the lemon and lime for extra flavor.
- Pour salt into a shallow dish/plate. Moisten the rim of each glass with a lime wedge and dip into salt.
- Place 4-5 ice cubes in a glass (or more if you prefer).
- Fill glass with the mix, top with Light Hearted and enjoy!
Sunstruck by Oberon
- Crushed Ice
- ½ oz. Falernum (pronounced fə-LUR-nəm) is a nonalcoholic syrup from the Caribbean, best known for its use in tropical drinks. It contains flavors of ginger, lime, almond, and most often also of cloves or allspice.
- 3 oz. Orange Juice
- 4 oz. Oberon
- Garnish of Orange and Cherry aka “Butterfly”
- Pour 3 ounces of Orange Juice into a pitcher.
- Add ½ ounce of Falernum to the Orange Juice.
- Open 1 bottle of Oberon and pour about half into the pitcher.
- Stir and pour over ice
- Lace the glass with Grenadine
- Cheers and Enjoy!
Oberon on the Rocks
This one is simple: freeze Tropical Oberon in ice cube trays. Silicon trays work good since the beer won’t freeze solid like water but be more of icy chunks. Also, because of the alcohol, it takes longer to freeze than water.
Fill a glass with the Tropical Oberon cubes, top with Oberon.
Enjoy! Perfect for a hot, sunny day!
Same as Oberon on the Rocks, adding beer ice cubes to our Porter can be great!
Stout Ice Cubes
- For the stout ice cubes, use silicone ice trays as it’s easier to pop them out. Our Kalamazoo Stout is 6% ABV and can freeze, but it takes a good 12-24 hours to get it good and solid. The cubes can still be a little crystal-y but still works
- When you make them, let the carbonation settle down in a separate measuring cup for a bit to make it easy.
- Fill up a 20 oz. nonic glass with the stout ice cubes and slowly pour the Porter. On a hot day, this keeps the porter nice and refreshing. And as you drink it, everything gets a little darker and stronger!
Add some fruit
- How could you have a cooler without some fruit? The Porter Cooler with raspberries and it’s delicious. What I’ve done is mash up the raspberries in a strainer, and then pour the porter over them (like pour-over coffee, but a pour-over Porter). You could experiment with other fruit such as oranges and cherries.