While most of my life revolves around beer and wine, I do enjoy a cocktail every once in a while. I only really LOVE cocktails when there is beer involved however, and there are a ton of fun beer cocktails popping up all over the place. I think the first time I had a beer cocktail, I was in Jackson, WY at the cutest little bistro. It was definitely a lot fancier than these strawberry beermosas, but I thought I’d keep things super simple today. These strawberry beermosas are insanely easy, only require 4 ingredients and literally take 2 minutes to make if you make the puree ahead of time. They are the perfect sweet drink to serve at this year’s Easter brunch, or really any time of year!
The thing I most love about the changing seasons is the change in seasonal produce. As we put away the citrus and bring out the strawberries, I know that spring is right around the corner. With Easter for the most part falling at the beginning of spring, I knew these beeromsas needed to highlight those springlike flavors!
We are almost into prime strawberry season, which normally begins in April, so I thought strawberry was the perfect way to go for these beermosas. You can get as creative as you want though. Use whatever berry that you want. Blueberries and raspberries are especially delicious, but strawberries add a sweetness that no other berry can match.
I think cocktails (even if it’s non-alcoholic) are a must-have on Easter morning. I know it sounds strange, but I feel like you need a bright and sparkly drink to match that bright and sparkly dress and pastel(ly) tablescape. I mean, it’s basically mandatory! I definitely think the most important part of this recipe is the beer (obvs), and you have to be super careful when picking your beer of choice. Drink something that you enjoy drinking on it’s own. If you don’t like hoppy beers, don’t make these strawberry beermosas with an IPA. I personally think that this recipe is best with a white IPA or citrusy IPA, but then again, I love IPAs. Something a little lighter, like a pilsner or your average wheat beer will be a nice alternative if you’d like to avoid the bitterness.
With this week being halfway over, I wish you all a Happy Wednesday! See ya tomorrow! xo
- 2 ounces strawberry puree (see below)
- 4 ounces orange juice
- 10 ounces citrusy IPA or White IPA beer (or beer of choice)
- sliced strawberries (for garnish)
- In a cocktail shaker or mason jar (with lid), combine the strawberry puree, orange juice and beer. Shake until combined and foamy.
- Pour the strawberry beermosas into 2 champagne or cocktail glasses.
- Garnish with fresh strawberry slices and enjoy immediately!
For the strawberry puree, combine 2 cups of fresh or frozen strawberries with 1/4 of water. Blend until smooth. Add more water where needed. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator where it will keep for about a week.