I have a can of beer and want to spice it up. Which spirits can be viable?

Cocktail Colin says:

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I have found a cocktail that might interest you, it involves adding Tequila and Grapefruit Juice to a Lager. This cocktail is a great way to spice up your beer with some extra flavor and a kick of alcohol.
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You asked: Spirits to mix with beer. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Tecate Paloma

The Tecate Paloma is a refreshing cocktail that embodies a fusion between a traditional Mexican Paloma and a beer-based drink....

Tequila (45ml), Lager (360ml), Grapefruit Juice (15ml)

3 ingredients
4.7 / 5

Tequila Slammer

The Tequila Slammer, also known as the Tequila Shot or Tequila Smash, is a popular cocktail that originated in the...

Lemonade (30ml), Tequila (30ml)

2 ingredients
4.7 / 5

Mulled Beer

Mulled Beer is a warming, spiced beverage, often reminiscent of traditional mulled wine but made with lager as its base....

Honey (90ml), Lemon Juice (60ml), Ginger (5 tablespoons), Lager (660ml), Cinnamon (Stick), Cloves (5), Cardamom pods (2)

7 ingredients
3.77 / 5

Spiced Rum And Sprite

The Spiced Rum and Sprite cocktail is a straightforward and refreshing beverage that elegantly combines the warmth and complexity of...

Lemon-Lime soda (Top up), Spiced rum (60ml)

2 ingredients
3.74 / 5

Bud Bombshell

Bud Bombshell is a bold and unique cocktail that combines the smoothness of brandy, the strength of whiskey, and the...

Brandy (60ml), Vodka (60ml), Whiskey (60ml), Lager (330ml)

4 ingredients
3.7 / 5


The cocktail named Hammered is a high-powered, complex mix that features a bold and eclectic array of spirits and mixers....

Lager (2 cans), Apple liqueur (2 tumbler), Pineapple liqueur (2 tumbler), Spiced rum (2 tumblers), Vodka (3 tumblers), Champagne / prosecco (1 small bottle), WKD blue (Big bottle), Sambuca (2 shots), Lemonade (Half a bottle)

9 ingredients
3.66 / 5

Spicy Mexican

The Spicy Mexican cocktail is a bold and fiery blend characterized by the unconventional combination of sambuca, vodka, and tequila....

Sambuca (30ml), Vodka (30ml), Tequila (30ml), Tabasco Sauce (Dash)

4 ingredients
3.57 / 5


The Thunderbird cocktail is a dark and inviting mix that features the warmth of whiskey harmonized with the sweet, almond-like...

Cola (Top up), Lime Cordial (Teaspoon), Amaretto (30ml), Whiskey (60ml)

4 ingredients
3.57 / 5

Beer panaché

This is a great, fresh, balanced, summer drink. Maybe it sounds a bit brave at first sight, but it's actually...

Lemon Juice (45ml), Sugar Syrup (30ml), Lager (300ml), Tonic water (120ml)

4 ingredients
3.54 / 5

Spiced Pumpkin Punch

If ever a cocktail was made to be served at a Halloween party, then it was this Spiced Pumpkin Punch.

Honey (Teaspoon), Lemon Juice (30ml), Ginger (Half Teaspoon), Ginger Beer (90ml), Cinnamon (Half Teaspoon), Bourbon (60ml), Pumpkin Puree (30ml)

7 ingredients
3.5 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What spirits can I add to beer to enhance its flavor?

Adding spirits such as tequila, rum, or whiskey can greatly enhance the flavor of beer. These spirits provide an extra kick and depth of flavor, transforming a simple beer into a unique cocktail.

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Are there any popular beer cocktails?

Yes, there are many popular beer cocktails like the Michelada, which combines beer with lime juice, assorted sauces, spices, and peppers. Another is the Black and Tan, a mix of pale ale and stout.

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Can you mix beer with other non-alcoholic beverages?

Yes, beer can be mixed with non-alcoholic beverages like lemonade, soda, or ginger beer to create refreshing drinks. These mixes can mellow out the beer’s bitterness and add new flavors.

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Is it safe to mix beer with spirits?

It's generally safe to mix beer with spirits as long as you consume responsibly. Mixing can increase the alcohol content significantly, so it’s important to be mindful of how much you drink.

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What is a shandy?

A shandy is a popular drink that combines beer with a non-alcoholic beverage such as lemonade or ginger ale. The result is a light, refreshing beverage with a lower alcohol content than beer alone.

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