Forego the usual mimosa this weekend and mix it up by making this 2-ingredient beermosa recipe instead. Beer and orange juice combine to create an awesome brunch cocktail.

A few of our other favorite drink recipes, to serve during brunch: Michelada (with or without a Chamoy rim), Mexican Mule, Mango Michelada, Madras Drink, Corona Sunrise, Irish Mule or a Mexican Candy Shot.

Beer and Orange Juice

While we adore champagne, sometimes it’s fun to mix things up a bit. Anytime we can add a new drink to the repertoire, with minimal ingredients, we’re all in. 

Beermosa is just a twist on the classic mimosa. Instead of our beloved champagne you use beer. Not just any beer. Good beer. When you’re only using two ingredients you have to make sure both items are high quality. Just say no to Bud Light. Unless that’s your thing. 

How To Make A Beermosa

Set aside a whopping two minutes to make this beer cocktail. Just pour the orange juice into a pint glass, top with the beer and garnish away! Drink and repeat.

Best Beer For Beermosa

We usually use what we have on hand. Anything light and unflavored (other than citrus) would work well. Quickly pass on beers with a high IBU rating. Here are a few beers that would work well:

  • Corona
  • Blue Moon
  • Shocktop
  • Pacifico Clara
4 beer cocktails, garnished with whole strawberries, are on a round white marble tray.

What Is The Best Orange Juice

Fresh squeezed is ideal, however it’s not always an option for folks. We love Simply Orange or Trader Joe’s brand. You can go with pulp or pulp-free. Just keep in mind the pulp tends to float therefore leaves a “soap scum” looking ring at the top of the drink. It’s just as good, but not as pretty. 

Beermosa Ratio

Mix up a big batch if you’re hosting a party. Just keep the ratio at 2/3 beer to 1/3 orange juice and you’re golden. You don’t want to make a batch bigger than you can serve and consume in about two hours. The beer will go flat. No bueno. 

Recipe Variations

  • Add a shot of Blue Curaçao to make this a green beermosa, perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. Check out all our St. Patrick’s Day recipes, including our Green Tea Shot.
  • Up the buzz factor and flavor by adding a shot of orange liqueur. Think Grand Marnier, Cointreau or Triple Sec. Truth be told we’d stick with triple sec and keep the expensive top shelf options for other cocktail recipes. 
  • Other juice ideas: Blood orange, orange mango or orange pineapple.
  • Add some sweet and spicy Chamoy Gummies as a garnish using these pretty silver cocktail picks.
Peach rings and gummy bear garnishes on beermosa drinks.

What To Serve Them With

Mimosas with beer pair well with most Mexican recipes and breakfast recipes!

Pollo Asado
Carne Asada Tacos
Street Tacos 

A bottle of corona and two beermosas topped with strawberries.

2-Ingredient Beermosa

Forego the usual mimosa this weekend and mix it up by making a 2-ingredient beermosa instead. Beer and orange juice combine to create an awesome brunch cocktail in just 2 minutes.
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1 Serving
Calories: 105kcal
Author: Darcey Olson
Cost: $1.50


  • cup Beer
  • cup Orange Juice


  • Add the beer to a tall glass. Gently top with the orange juice. Garnish with strawberries or orange slices and enjoy immediately.


Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
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