5 Halloween Frio Beertail Recipes

This Halloween, add something spooky to your glass. With our curated list of Halloween beertail recipes, you’re sure to impress your friends or party guests with your spooky, and delicious, sips.

#1 Double, Double Pumpkin Trouble

Pumpkin spice is all the rage, but you don’t have to limit yourself to coffee and baked goods. For this pumpkin drink, the stars of the show are two ounces of our top-rated Frio 6.0 Pilsner, 1.5 ounces of bourbon and a spoon of walnut liquor. This beertail is perfected with orange bitters and smoked pumpkin puree, which may seem intimidating, but with help from an expert, it’s all gourd.
Recipe Ingredients:
  • 2 ounces Frio 6.0 Pilsner
  • 1 ½ ounces bourbon
  • Bar spoon of walnut liqueur
  • ½ ounce lemon juice
  • Chili powder, to taste
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 2 heaping bar spoons of canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 small wood chips (mesquite or apple)
  • Orange for garnish
  1. Smoke the puree: Start by setting up a station on a sheet pan. Coat the bottom of a rocks glass with the pumpkin puree. Torch the wood chips with a culinary torch, or the burner of your stove, until they begin smoking (blow out any flames, you’ll want your chips smoking not burning) and place them on the sheet pan. Then, place the glass upside down over the wood for 10-15 seconds to envelop the smoke.
  2. Combine the smoked pumpkin puree, a few ice cubes, and other ingredients (excluding the Pilsner) into a cocktail shaker. Shake, then strain over fresh ice in a 12-ounce glass.
  3. Top with the Frio 6.0 Pilsner and garnish with an orange, if desired.

#2 Spooky Beer Punch

Need a good punch to serve a crowd? We’ve got you covered. This boozy beer punch is sure to please your guests, and it can be dressed up with gummy eyeballs or wax vampire teeth – whatever suits your spooky.
Recipe Ingredients:
  • 4 strawberries, chopped
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons grenadine
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 24 ounces Frio 6.0 Pilsner, cold
  1. In a bowl add the strawberries, blueberries, sugar, grenadine, and lime juice. Stir to dissolve as much sugar as possible. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, stirring a couple of times to agitate and help create juices.
  2. When ready to serve, divide the mixture among 4 low ball glasses. Pour 6 ounces beer into each glass and give a gentle stir. Drink!

#3 Nightmare on Ale Street

Sweet tooth not your style? Never fear! The Nightmare on Ale Street is a welcome smoky addition to our lineup. This spicy beertail utilizes cayenne runny honey, chili powder and mezcal for an elevated drink you can indulge in all month long.
Recipe Ingredients:
  • 3 ounces Frio 6.0 Pilsner
  • 1 ½ ounces mezcal
  • ½ ounce cayenne runny honey*
  • ¾ ounce orange juice
  • ¼ ounce fresh lime juice
  • ½ ounce egg white
  • Lime wedge
  • Chili powder
  • Mild hot sauce
*To make cayenne runny honey, combine ¼ ounce honey and ¼ ounce water in a shaker with a sprinkle of cayenne pepper for taste. Shake vigorously until fully absorbed.
  1. Coat the rim of a rocks glass with the lime wedge and evenly dip the rim into a mixture of the hot sauce and chili powder and set aside.
  2. In a shaker, combine mezcal, cayenne runny honey, orange juice, lime juice, and egg white and dry shake (without ice).
  3. Once fully combined, add ice and shake again. Strain into the spice rimmed rocks glass filled with fresh ice.
  4. Top the drink with the Frio 6.0 Pilsner.

#4 Witches’ Brewed Mary

If you’re looking for a recipe that’ll help you rejoin the living the next morning, look no further than the witches’ brewed mary, a beertail take on a classic. It’s hearty tomato base will help cure any leftover scaries from the night before.
Recipe Ingredients:
  • 4 lime wedges
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt, optional
  • 2 cups spicy Bloody Mary mix
  • 24 ounces Frio 6.0 Pilsner
  1. If desired, using lime wedges, moisten rims of 4 glasses. Set aside lime wedges for garnish. Sprinkle salt on a plate; hold each glass upside down and dip the rim into the salt. Set aside. Discard remaining salt on the plate.
  2. Pour ½ cup Bloody Mary mix into each glass; top with beer. Garnish with lime wedges.

#5 Cookie Monster Butter

Trying your hand at this tasty beertail would make you one smart cookie. This nutty, sweet drink is the perfect indulgence in a month packed full of tricks and treats. It’s easy to whip up, and is sure to impress dinner party guests, your spouse, or even yourself.
Recipe Ingredients:
  • 1 ounce Frio 6.0 Pilsner
  • ¼ apple (diced)
  • 1 ½ ounces almond milk
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Spoonful of cookie butter
  1. Muddle the diced apple in a shaker then add the almond milk and simple syrup and shake.
  2. Add the cookie butter to the shaker and break it up with a bar spoon or teaspoon before adding ice and shaking again.
  3. Fine strain into a coupe glass with no ice and top with Frio 6.0 Pilsner.

Add Frio Beer to Your Halloween Party Plans

Whether you’re crafting fun seasonal cocktails, or simply cracking open a cold one, both our pilsner and light variations are highly-rated, and pair perfectly with any celebration. To find your nearest Frio Beer retailer, click here.
**Recipes adapted from thrillist.com, foodnetwork.com, and tasteofhome.com.
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