The Speckled Palate
August 30, 2017

Spicy Bloody Beer Cocktail

Attending a morning tailgate and do not want to imbibe a mimosa? Make this fun twist on a classic breakfast cocktail! Bloody Beer combines your favorite beer with a Bloody Mary. Pour the Bloody Mary Mix into a glass, add hot sauce and black pepper, then top with a golden beer to complete this breakfast drink.

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Back when I was in college, the taste of beer repelled me.

Stop for a second.

Let that sink in.

And then let me blow your mind by telling y’all I didn’t drink before I was 21. AT ALL.

Revel in that statement.

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When I was a junior and a new 21-year-old, something had to change. And, lucky for me, I had a group of friends who would order me a specific kind of beer–Abita Purple Haze, for the curious–whenever we were meeting friends at the bar. And, for whatever reason, I developed a taste for that raspberry brew.

Eventually, I developed tastes for other kinds of lager because Purple Haze is expensive and not fun to find stolen out of the party fridge at your friend’s birthday party.

To this day, I like beer. And I have those crazy newspaper friends to thank/blame.

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Fast forward to this past spring.

My mom, sister and I were attending an engagement party of one of my sister’s friends. A mutual friend, who we’ll call The Tooth Fairy, arrived at the party, talking about “Red Beer,” and proceeded to open the fridge, pulled out a mini-can of V8 and a Corona, took a huge swig of the ale and then poured the V8 into the beer bottle.

Voila!

Red Beer.

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Fast forward to this past summer.

Winston and I drove to False River to celebrate the Fourth of July with his family. We ended up at one of their friend’s homes, and the hostess offered us “Bloody Beer.” I was intrigued and learned that this beer was the same as The Tooth Fairy’s Red Beer, except it had spices and all the wonderfulness of a Bloody Mary mixed with beer.

I took one sip and was hooked.

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This football season, we’ve had a lot of early afternoon games at LSU. This necessitates morning drinking at our tailgate. (Don’t look at me that way. We like to have a good time, and when there’s an early afternoon game, you don’t have the entire afternoon to slowly sip on your beer/Rum&Coke/whiskey/whatever.)

And I have been drinking Bloody Beers with a vengeance, after adapting the recipe to my taste buds.

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Bloody Beer

Attending a morning tailgate and do not want to imbibe a mimosa? Make this fun twist on a classic breakfast cocktail! Bloody Beer combines your favorite beer with a Bloody Mary. Pour the Bloody Mary Mix into a glass, add hot sauce and black pepper, then top with a golden beer to complete this breakfast drink.

Course Cocktail
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail
Author Erin Parker, The Speckled Palate

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. golden or wheat beer
  • 1 cup Bloody Mary Mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Pickled Green Beans and Jalapeños , for garnish
  • Celery sticks , for garnish

Instructions

  1. Add Bloody Mary Mix to your cup.
  2. Pour in the beer slowly.
  3. Season with hot sauce and pepper.
  4. Stir, add any various number of vegetables that are good in Bloody Marys (like green beans or celery), and then enjoy.

Have y’all ever had Bloody Beer?

If so, do you make yours like this?
If not, do you want to give it a try?

The photos and recipe for this Bloody Beer were originally published on October 27, 2011. The photographs, along with the text of this blog post, were republished on August 30, 2017.

9 Comments

  1. Rivers Hughey

    So, this is interesting. I don’t really like Bloody Marys, but I DO love beer. Perhaps, I will give this a go.

  2. Krysten

    Did you know that Mexicans call it Michelada? Budweiser actually sells it in a can now, but with Clamato instead of V8.

  3. Renee

    Erin, this is nothing short of BRILLIANT, in my opinion. I LOVE bloody marys, but vodka simply does not agree with me, so I rarely ever drink them. I cannot wait to try this version instead!

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  5. Kate

    I love a great Bloody Beer (Michelada!) I use a lime to wet the rim of a pint glass, then salt it with sea salt, I pour in a beer (my fave now? Tecate!) and then squeeze half a lime into the beer. Once the foam goes down, I top off the pint glass with Mr. & Mrs. T’s Spicy Bloody Mary Mix, stir gently and ENJOY! *Warning* These go down waaay too smoothly! (And I’m not really a beer OR a Bloody Mary fan!)

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  7. Jeff Reynolds

    A bud light mixed with spicy hot V8 does it for me!

    • Erin

      You can’t go wrong with that combination, Jeff!

  8. Tyler Brown

    This recipe is an old American recipe it has been around for ever my grandma was a bartender for a while and introduced us to this it is also known as red beer. Mexico has a version of the American bloody beer they call michelada it is similar except add lime.

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