Beer-Cider Slam

 Beer Cider Slam for March Madness or any occasion you are celebrating
This Beer-Cider Slam is here just in time to help cheer on your team for March Madness! Have you ever tried a beer cocktail? It's time, it's'll be surprised how awesome they are.

One of life's biggest decisions...should I have a beer or a cocktail? So why not both? By itself, beer right out of the bottle is the perfect, self-contained beverage. Its naturally bitter and sweet taste, effervescence (who doesn't appreciate bubbles?) and lower alcohol content are all a plus. So why mess with a good thing.....?

Beer Cider Slam dipping the rims
Because it's fun to rearrange a classic, that’s why!

And when you start experimenting with beer "cocktails," you get surprisingly great results. The combinations are endless, so you’re almost guaranteed to create something really unique.

Beer Cider Slam for your drinking pleasure
If you're curious but not yet convinced, start by mixing your favorite beer with nonalcoholic ingredients like citrus juices, spices or even hot sauce (yes, hot sauce). The taste will be eye-opening. Adding a little something sweet to a bitter beer changes it into a completely different beverage. Sometimes just combining two different types of ales can be a welcome change when it comes to taste and appeal.

Beer Cider Slam for March Madness
With basketball playoffs on the horizon, why not root your team to victory with this beer-cider cocktail? You'll be shocked at how a few ingredients can elevate your regular, beloved beer into a flavor powerhouse. I promise this will be a slam dunk with your friends.

In case you were wondering what to serve for March Madness this Beer Cider Slam will do the trick

Beer Cider Slam for the win

Print Recipe

Beer-Cider Slam

Recipe from: Created by Cathy Pollak for | Serves: 2


  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • One bottle (12 oz) light-colored beer that's not too bitter (such as Hefeweizen), chilled and divided
  • One bottle (12 oz) hard cider, chilled and divided
  • 2 oz Cointreau, divided
  • Apple slices and cinnamon sticks for garnish (optional)


  • Mix together the sugar, cinnamon and salt and sprinkle on a flat plate or surface. Dip the rim of each glass into the vanilla extract, then the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  • Pour 6 ounces beer, 6 ounces hard cider and 1 ounce Cointreau into each glass. Stir lightly with a spoon. Garnish each glass with a cinnamon stick and apple slices.
  • Serve immediately.

Other Beer Cocktail Recipes You Might Enjoy:

  1. Beer Sangria
  2. Raspberry Beer Cocktail
  3. Peach Beermosa
  4. Beer Margaritas

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9 Comments and 1 Reply

  1. In the fall, if you would like to taste Autumn in a glass, rim the glass with cinnamon sugar. A good Pumpkin Ale, and add a shot of Birthday Cake Vodka. Oh my.

  2. Annie 3

    What a great treat!!

  3. I would “Slam” 10 of those!
    WOW!! I want!! And I am not waiting for a b-ball game to have one. ;-)

  4. I would totally have a few of these right now. Loving the cinnamon in it!!

  5. The only other beer drink combo I’ve had was a beer-a-rita but I love this combo with cider. I’ll bet it tastes so good, especially with that sugar/cinnamon rim

  6. This sounds crazy good! And so refreshing !

  7. Wow, this sounds so good! I might skip the two glasses and just pour it into one really tall glass just for me.

  8. Definitely giving this a try this weekend!

  9. I love a good beer cocktail! This looks fab.


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