Red Robin Launches Coors Light & Blue Moon ‘Beer Cocktails’


From the people who brought you beer milkshakes comes a new line of beer cocktails. Because summer . . . and because beer. Appealing to America’s nostalgia for canned booze and offering an innovative twist on your average bar fare, Red Robin rolls out with two new “Can-Crafted Cocktails.”

The beverages are served in reusable beer cans made of aluminum and have the look and feel of an ice-cold can. The Coors Light Cocktail features a mix of Coors Light, ginger liqueur and lemonade topped off with a squeezed lemon, while the Blue Moon Cocktail features Blue Moon Belgian White, SVEDKA Clementine vodka, orange juice and lime juice.

Although I’m not a die-hard fan of mixing beer and liquor like alcoholic soup,  the Blue Moon Cocktail does sound like a solid buy. I’m thinking its citrus aroma’s going to pair well with the sweetness of the clementine-flavored vodka and orange juice. The Coors Light Cocktail, on the other hand, remains a bit more questionable. We’ll just have to wait and see.

The beer cocktails are available all summer and you can swoop one of their eye-catching beer cans for $5.

I have a feeling it’s only a matter of time before the hipsters demand a Pabst Cocktail version — spiced up with Sriracha, of course.

Oh yeah, don’t try to make these cans at home:

By Charisma Madarang

Charisma has an undying love for gritty literature and drinks coffee like water. She also hails from Toronto, Canada and is a die-hard Maple Leafs fan, sigh.

6 replies on “Red Robin Launches Coors Light & Blue Moon ‘Beer Cocktails’”

Anyone tried either of these? Sounds odd to me though I have tried beer on ice cream (not bad!). Does one get to keep the “can” and is it fairly thick so it doesnt bend easily? Wonder where the can is made – China perhaps?

Too sweet…I asked the bartender to pour “half” the amount of ginger liquor. Also, the cost of the can/glass is separate and not included in the $5.99 price of the drink

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