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: