Oh, the luck of the Irish doesn’t have to include green beer! This 2-Ingredient Beermosa is a whimsical St. Patrick’s Day drink. It can also be a fun, easy-to-make drink to enjoy for brunch or anytime!
I’m excited to welcome Melissa of Glisten & Grace Design to the blog today with an awesome St. Patrick’s Day-inspired recipe!
In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day this month, I thought I’d share with you a cocktail recipe that has a pub feel, keeps things classy, and leaves the green beer at home.
Before we get our mixology on, I want to take you back to the first time I tried this 2-Ingredient Beermosa cocktail.
I was in my last month living in my hometown of Louisville, Kentucky and wanted to try out a few new places before I moved.
I heard about Gralehaus, a small cafe with German roots and knew it needed to be on my list of places to try.
One weekday summer morning, a friend and I decided to brunch there.
Seeing the beermosa on their drink menu, my curiosity was piqued and I had to try it.
It made for a delicious pairing with my entree choice of house-made lamb sausage and grits.
After moving to California, I realized that this 2-Ingredient Beermosa cocktail has become a standard in the gastropub culinary scenes of the Midwest.
Sadly it has yet to make it to the West Coast.
Cheers and Happy St. Patty’s Day! // Melissa
BEER AND ORANGE JUICE
Thanks, Melissa, for sharing your 2-Ingredient Beermosa recipe and the story behind it!
Beer and orange juice might sound like an odd combination at first, but it makes sense once you think about it.
It’s a play on a mimosa, and the beer acts as fizzy champagne.
And after all, orange can be a great accompaniment to many beers.
Look no further than brands like Blue Moon and Shocktop, which are sometimes even served with orange slices.
A good beermosa works best with a beer with citrus notes, so I like to go with a Belgian-style saison, as Melissa recommends.
Since this beermosa recipe only has 2 ingredients, it matters that you choose a good-quality beer.
This is definitely not the time for a PBR or a Budweiser, y’all.
I recommend a saison, lager or pilsner.
You can definitely have fun picking out a craft beer to use in your beermosa. Ask your local bottle shop to make recommendations if you are having trouble choosing.
You also should use a really, really good orange juice. Fresh-squeezed orange juice is best!
But storebought works too. Feel free to pick up the kind with pulp or without.
Another tip Melissa has is to add 1 ounce of orange liqueur to each glass, for a little extra punch.
Make sure you also take the time to chill the glasses before serving so everything stays cold while you enjoy your beermosa.
I recommend keeping a few glasses in the freezer at all times, just in case you wake up on a Sunday with a real hankering for a beer mimosa.
You never know when the mimosa craving will strike, after all! Enjoy! // susannah
And make sure to check out Melissa’s site for everything from recipes and travel posts to style tips and home decor ideas. I know you’ll love it!
- 16 fl oz fresh squeezed orange juice
- 22 fl oz beer, with citrus notes (such as a lager, pilsner or Belgian-style saison)
- Sprig of fresh mint or basil for garnish (optional)
- Place beer glasses in freezer for one hour prior to serving to thoroughly chill. Pour 8 ounces of orange juice into each glass. Holding glasses at an angle, pour in 11 ounces of beer. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint or basil.
Looking for a bit more citrus in your beermosa? Add 1 oz of patron orange liqueur to each glass.