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, but 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. After all, orange can be a great accompaniment to many beers.
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 not the time for a PBR or Budweiser).
You also should use a really good orange juice. Fresh-squeezed orange juice is best!
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 beermosa.
You never know when the 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 (I chose a belgian style saison)
- Sprig of fresh mint or basil for garnish 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.