Drink & Dish: Citrus Beer Cocktail {with Video!}

So I’m sure you guys already know, but the Super Bowl is this weekend. I‘m not any sort of official authority on it or anything and let’s be honest, I had to use Google to see who is playing. I do however, enjoy Super Bowl parties. They are the jam!

Who doesn’t love a party this is centered around snack foods and adult beverages – AND you have a few hours to chat away with some of your lady friends (unless of course they are into watching the game..)?? That’s a good Sunday to me SmileCitrus Beer Cocktail | The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie

You guys know my fabulous blogging friend Ari, right? Well she and I teamed up to make a little cooking video for you guys and it’s all about the Super Bowl. Ari and I have been working away at a series of short cooking videos where I make the drinks and she makes the food – so creatively titled Drink & Dish. All those long runs we did together were productive in more than one way – this idea was hashed out over many miles (and hours) of running. Who knew it was possible to multitask while running?

This was our first go round at this so it was a tiny bit rocky…I accidentally filmed the whole thing in some strange video format that was impossible to get onto our computers and was even worse to look at. The quality is better in the next one – I promise! I also accidentally unplugged our microphones right before I started to film too which is why the sound is a little whacky. Apparently I am not the worlds best video tech haha. And please forgive my awkwardness of not looking at the camera…I’m working on it.

Citrus Beer Cocktail & Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip

In the video Ari will show us how to make a lightened up version of the ever-popular buffalo chicken dip. The recipe is up on her blog – go check it out! And I make a beer cocktail full of citrusy flavors (recipe in the post below).

Citrus Beer Cocktail | The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie

This drink is perfect for all of you who want something a little more than a beer at your Super Bowl party. Blue Moon is one of my favorite beers and I absolutely love it when I order one and it comes with an orange slice. I figured why not spice up the usual Blue Moon with a little fresh orange juice and citrus vodka – the end result was quite fabulous. More flavor than a typical beer but still tastes light and refreshing.

If you don’t like Blue Moon or don’t have any on hand, any wheat beer or hefeweizen will work as well. And any orange or citrus flavored vodka will do the trick here as well.

Citrus Beer Cocktail | The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie

Citrus Beer Cocktail
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Total time
Serves: 1 serving
  • 1(12 oz) bottle of wheat beer, such as Blue Moon
  • 1 shot (1.5 oz) citrus flavored vodka
  • ½ shot (0.75 oz) Grand Marnier or orange liqueur
  • ¼ cup Orange juice
  • Orange slice for garnish (optional)
  1. Slowly pour beer into a chilled glass. Add citrus vodka, Grand Marnier and orange juice to the glass of beer. Stir gently to combine and garnish with an orange slice.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 drink


  1. says

    We should post that outtake where I’m like “THIS IS DELICIOUS” and then we get drunk at 3pm on a Wednesday for the sake of “recipe testing”. I mean, we didn’t video that last part, but we should have.
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    • says

      Hahaha well that was a fabulous way to spend my last weekday off from work! Oh the sacrifices we make for recipe testing ;) And I totally love that outtake at the end – and the one at the beginning too!

    • says

      It’s Wednesday…so it’s never too early for a beer cocktail ;) Besides it has orange juice in it so that counts for something, right?

  2. says

    I absolutely love that you two are doing this and can imagine that it must be so much fun! Personally, I think you are both great on camera, too. I’m excited to see more drinks and dishes – and I’m with Ari. You should definitely add some sort of outtakes a la that “My Drunk Kitchen” series I was telling you about! Here’s the link: http://hartoandco.com/my-drunk-kitchen/.

    And you both have totally convinced me to try these out during the Super Bowl!
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    • says

      Thank so much Jenn! I think some of the awkwardness will go away as we move forward (or at least I hope so!). Ari and I did chat about doing an outtakes video once we have a few more to add to it – I think it will be hilarious!

      And I really need to check out that “My Drink Kitchen” series – it sounds hysterical!

  3. Carolyn says

    In love with the videos ladies – I would love to see the Best of the Outtakes video down the line. I know you both will develop your camera feet soon! I’d be happy to be your A/V tech, I don’t know if I am any good at it but I do get paid to turn on A/V systems at work for our awesome conference center daily. So just think of that, I can be paid in drinks & dishes!

  4. says

    How the heck did I miss this one, Nicole?! I heart Blue Moon! It’s one of my favorite, go-to beers and I always ask for a splash of oj and some extra oranges when I order it. This cocktail is PERFECTION. Love the addition of the grand marnier. Is it wrong that I kind of want like, five right now?

    PS you’re so adorable!
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