Beer Bloody Mary

This Beer Bloody Mary is perfect for brunch or happy hour! A twist on a Bloody Mary cocktail using beer instead of vodka, perfect for brunch or happy hour!

Beer Bloody Mary cocktail

Bloody Mary Cocktail with Beer

I thought I ‘d start today with a drink for you, a Beer Bloody Mary. The Blue Moon Sangria was a big hit with my friends and family, so I thought I’d try another drink that included some beer.

A Bloody Mary topped off with beer. And some nice garnishes too, it’s all about the garnish, right?

Lunch was pretty good but this drink was what really made it. The beer kind of mellows out the tomato juice flavor, which is why I really liked it. Even if you’re not a fan of Bloody Mary’s you should try one of these because the beer gives it a whole new flavor. Also, of course it depends on what kind of beer you add into it. The bartender here said he used a “pale ale”.

When I re-created it at home I used a Corona just because that’s what I had at the time in my refrigerator. I tasted amazing, even better than at the restaurant that day, so I’m going to stick with that in the recipe.

The Beer Bloody Mary is very easy to make, you can make up a whole pitcher if you’re having company (or not) and then just add the beer to each glass at the end. If you’re really strapped for time, you can use a prepared Bloody Mary mix like “Zing Zang” and just doctor it up by adding some extra spice, lemon juice, hot sauce, and of course, the beer.

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Beer Bloody Mary

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Servings 1x

A fun twist on the classic Bloody Mary cocktail. This version is made with beer instead of vodka. Perfect for happy hour or brunch!



  • 3/4 cup tomato juice
  • 2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Fresh Black Pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tablespoon chili powder
  • 12 oz. bottle of pilsner, pale ale or your favorite light beer
  • Garnish as desired with olives, celery, pickles, etc.


  1. Add all the ingredients to a small pitcher, or double for 4 drinks in a larger pitcher.
  2. Stir well and fill 2 glasses half way. Top off with the beer, dividing between the glasses.
  3. Garnish as desired.


  • Serving Size: 2
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Stir
  • Cuisine: American

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