The Ultimate Guide to Making The Perfect Red Beer

The Ultimate Guide to Making The Perfect Red Beer


Looking to change up your typical Bloody Marys or can of beer? Then try a Red Beer! This delicious cocktail is perfect for any party or get-together. Made with just two simple ingredients, it's sure to be a hit with your guests.

The History of the Red Beer

There are many origins of the Red Beer including New Orleans, Louisiana, Mexico, and or Germany.


Mexico is one possible origin of the Red Beer. In Mexico, there is a popular hangover remedy called kaliks. This drink is made with beer, tomato juice, and chili peppers. It is said that this Mexican red beer cocktail can help to cure a hangover.


Germany is another possible origin of the Red Beer. In Germany, there is a type of beer called Dunkel. Dunkel beers are dark in color and have a slightly sweet flavor. It is believed that the first Red Beer was made by adding tomato juice to this type of beer.

New Orleans, Louisiana

The Red Beer is said to have originated in the early 1900s at a bar in New Orleans. The story goes that a bartender, who was also a doctor, created the drink as a way to help men who had been overindulging the night before. The combination of beer and tomato juice is said to have settled their stomachs and helped them recover from their hangovers.


While the origin of the Red Beer is disputed, there's no doubt that this refreshing cocktail has become a popular choice among beer lovers. Whether you're looking for a hangover cure or just a delicious way to enjoy your favorite brew, this guide will show you how to make the perfect Red Beer.

What does the Red Beer Taste Like

Red Beer is beer that has been mixed with tomato juice. The beer still tastes like beer, but the tomato juice gives it a slightly different flavor. Some people say that Red Beer tastes a bit like ketchup, while others say it tastes more like a Bloody Mary. Either way, it's a unique and interesting flavor that is definitely worth trying. So, next time you're looking for something new to drink, be sure to give Red Beer a try. You just might be pleasantly surprised.

Red Beer

How To Make The Red Beer Recipe

Tip: Use the Barsys Coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!


  • 12 oz Beer
  • 2 oz Tomato Juice


Cocktail Glass


Lemon Peel


Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster: 3 - 5 minutes

  1. Add Tomato Juice and Beer into a Cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Stir gently, strain, and serve in Cocktail Glass.

Tips on How to Make the Best Red Beer

So you want to make the perfect Red Beer cocktail also known as Bloody Beer or Tomato Beer? Here are some tips to help you out:

  • Use a light beer, such as a lager or pilsner. Avoid using dark beers, as they will make the drink too heavy.
  • Use a high quality tomato juice. Avoid using canned tomato juice, as it can be quite watery.
  • Add a splash of Worcestershire sauce to add depth of flavor.
  • Garnish with a slice of lime, a celery stick, green olives, and a sprig of fresh parsley.
  • Add a dash of hot sauce to make a spicy kicked up red beer. Experiment and create your own spicy red beer recipe.
  • Chill your Cocktail Glass or use ice to keep your cocktail chilled.
  • Add a little tomato juice to your cocktail to make the flavor of the beer more distinct.
  • Salt the rim of your glass with kosher salt.

With these tips in mind, you'll be well on your way to making the perfect Red Beer cocktail!

Recommended Beer Brands

  • Bud Light
  • Stella Artois
  • Heineken

Recommended Tomato Juice Brands

  • Campbell's
  • Bionaturae
  • Alain Milliat

What To Serve With The Red Beer

Red Beer is perfect for any party or get-together. It's also a great choice for brunch or as an afternoon refresher.

Pairing Suggestions

If you're looking for something to pair with your Red Beer, try these options:


  • Chips, salsa and guacamole
  • pretzels


  • A juicy burger
  • BBQ chicken
  • Grilled vegetables

The Red Beer is a versatile cocktail that can be enjoyed any time of day. So go ahead and give it a try! You're sure to love it.

In Conclusion

In conclusion, the Red Beer cocktail is a refreshing and easy-to-make drink that is perfect for summer gatherings. Made with just a few simple ingredients, it can be easily customized to suit your taste. If you're looking for a delicious and festive way to celebrate the warm weather, and change up your regular Bloody Marys, look no further than the Red Beer cocktail.


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