Beer Is the New Champagne

Swap your usual Champagne cocktail for something refreshingly different

Beer-based cocktails are creeping onto menus all over town this summer and it’s no surprise, these drinks are thirst-quenching, refreshing and perfect for a quick slurp after work. If you need inspiration, check out our suggestions for recipes. Some originated right here in New York City, while others come from somewhere a bit more … tropical. In either case, ask your favorite bartender to whip you up one of these libations and drink your way to bubbly bliss.

Pamplemousse Shandy from Margaux at The Marlton hotel in Greenwich Village
Ingredients: Grapefruit Hefeweizen, aperol, tequila and lime, garnished with a candied grapefruit.

Nectarine Caipirinha from La Concha Resort in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Ingredients: Leblon, fresh lemon-lime juice, fresh nectarine juice and topped with a splash of soda.

Beer Spiked Margarita and Guinness Cream Soda, both from Pop @ Pod at Pod 51 Hotel in Midtown
Margarita Ingredients: Casamigos tequila, freshly squeezed lime juice, orange juice, Grand Marnier, filled with Modelo Especial / Cream Soda Ingredients: Vanilla liqueur, Guinness, club soda.

Caicos Beer Shandy from Stelle Beach Bar & Grill at the Gansevoort in Providenciales, Turks + Caicos
Ingredients: Chilled Local Turks Head Beer, ginger beer, fresh ginger, lime wheel, orange peel twist for garnish and Local Bambarra Black Bark Rum.

The Bull from Mexicado at Hyatt Regency Aruba in Palm Beach, Aruba
Ingredients: El Jimador Blanco, lemon juice, simple syrup and Corona Beer.

Randy Shandy from Grape & Vine at The Jade Hotel in Greenwich Village
Ingredients: Hendrick’s Gin, Fresh Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Peychaud’s bitters and Boddington’s Pub Ale, garnished with an orange twist.

Beer Is the New Champagne