Home » Beverages » Red Beer

Red Beer

Red Beer is a super simple beer cocktail with a spicy kick. Make these refreshing cocktails for any game day gathering or party with friends. Simply made with beer, V8 juice, Worcestershire sauce and a dash or two of hot sauce. 

Red Beer garnished with celery

Red Beer

Red Beer is twist on the classic Bloody Mary made substituting beer for the vodka. It might sound a little strange if you haven’t tried it, but trust me it’s GOOD! It can also be called a Bloody Beer.

NEW Save the Recipe

Send Me The Recipe

Enter your email below and we will send it straight to your inbox!



With the big game coming up this weekend I thought a beer cocktail was in order. Red Beer can be made by the glass or it’s easy to mix up a pitcher for a crowd. 

How to Make Red Beer:

Mix kosher salt, black pepper and chili powder in a small dish.  

Lightly rub rim of 2 glasses with honey.

Dip rim of glasses into salt mixture.

Pouring Bud Light into a glass for Red Beer

Fill glasses about 3/4 full with beer.

Pouring V8 Juice into glass for Red Beer Cocktail

Top with V8 Juice or tomato juice if you prefer.

Making a spicy red beer with Worcestershire Sauce

Add 1-2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce.

Making Spicy Red Beer Cocktails with hot sauce

Add about 2-3 dashes of hot sauce, or more if you like it really spicy.

Stirring a Red Beer

Stir with a celery stick and serve immediately.

For printable recipe, scroll to the bottom. 

Red Beer Cocktail made with beer & V8 JuiceThe spicy red beer is a great cocktail to enjoy for just about any occasion. We first tried these when we were living in Wyoming and recently remembered how much we enjoy them.A Lemon Shandy is another easy beer cocktail to try.

What Beer Do You Use for Red Beer:

We used Bud Light, Pacifico is great for a Mexican Red Beer or use any pale lager that you prefer. 

Tomato Juice or V8 Juice for Red Beer:

You can use either tomato juice or V8 Juice for red beer. You can make it as spicy as you like with hot sauce or skip the hot sauce, easy to customize to your liking. 

Appetizers to Serve with Red Beer:

Easy Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms are a classic and the salty bacon is the perfect pairing with Red Beer. Southern Fried Shrimp is one of my favorites with a crispy coating spiced with Old Bay Seasoning. Fried Pickles are a crowd favorite and so easy to make!

How to Make Spicy Red Beer

If you don’t have the ingredients on hand, add them to your shopping list. It’s a great spur of the moment cocktail that you really don’t need an occasion to enjoy.

More Party Cocktails

Easy Party Cocktails for any get together or holiday party.

Easy Red Beer Cocktail Recipe



How to make Red Beer
Print Recipe
4.34 from 3 votes

Red Beer

Red Beer Cocktail is a spicy mixed drink perfect for parties and easy enough to make anytime the craving hits.
Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beer, beer and tomato juice, beer cocktail, bloody beer, bud light, cocktail, mixed drinks, party drinks, red beer, V8
Servings: 2 drinks
Calories: 262kcal
Author: Milisa


  • 2 Beers 12 oz - we used Bud Light
  • 1 cup V8 Juice or Tomato Juice
  • 4-6 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
  • 4-6 dashes of Louisiana Hot Sauce

To Rim the Glasses:

  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
  • Celery for garnish


  • Mix salt, pepper and chili powder together in a shallow dish.
  • Rub rim of each glass lightly with honey.
  • Dip rim of each glass into salt mixture.
  • Pour a beer into each glass and top each with half of V8 Juice.
  • Add Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce.
  • Stir with celery and serve immediately.


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating