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A Play On Favorites: Hot New Trend Mixes It Up With Beer (NAPSA) - Shandy. Radler. Clara. If these terms aren't familiar to you, you are not alone. While mixing juice or liqueur with lagers or ales is a concept that has been around for centuries overseas, "beertails" are just now hitting the mainstream in the United States.

Ginger Beer
Traveling through the clubs of Miami, Los Angeles and New York City, beertails are now finding their way into neighborhood bars in the heartland as well.

"Today, many people are looking for drinks that feature a variety of flavors and mixtures to suit changing tastes and occasions," said Pat McGauley, vice president, Innovation/New Products, Anheuser-Busch, Inc. "We think this new trend is being driven by those who are open to experimenting with traditional beverages, like beer, in new ways."

From ginger ale and orange juice to nutmeg and cinnamon, it is easy to create exciting new drinks using frosty brews. Whether entertaining friends and family at home or celebrating with a night on the town at a local watering hole, these recipes will be sure to please.


  • 1 12-oz. Budweiser
  • 2 oz. ginger ale
  • 1 Tbsp. simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water heated over the stove or in the microwave)
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger (or 1/2 minced)
  • Dash of bartender's bitters
  • Pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg


Mix ginger ale, syrup, spices, and bartender's bitters together in a cocktail shaker. Add 6 to 8 oz. of beer slowly down the side of the shaker. Add ice and shake.

Strain and pour into a hurricane glass with ice. Add remaining beer. Garnish with an apple slice or cinnamon sticks.


  • 1 12-oz. Bud Light
  • 21/2 oz. orange juice
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup
  • Few drops of grenadine

Mix the light beer, orange juice and simple syrup in a shaker. Gently stir to mix. Pour over ice into two glasses -champagne flutes work best. Float a few drops of grenadine in the center of the glass. Garnish with a slice of orange and a raspberry, and a sprig of mint.

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