Fans of bourbon and beer likely drink them side-by-side as a Boilermaker, taking a shot of the whiskey before sipping the beer more slowly.

But this bold cocktail from Four Roses combines bourbon with a tangy blood orange beer in one tall glass, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds. Simply fill a glass with the beer, shake the rest of the ingredients together and enjoy. While this cocktail is extra refreshing in warm weather, we love to drink it anytime of year.

Swoosh Cocktail , bottle and cocktail on bar

Swoosh Cocktail

Swoosh Cocktail


  • 2 oz. Four Roses Bourbon
  • 6 oz. Blood Orange Beer
  • .75 oz. Fresh-Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • .5 oz. Demerara Syrup (or Simple Syrup)
  • Orange Twist (to Garnish)

Preparation: Pour the beer into a chilled Collins glass. In a cocktail shaker, combine the bourbon, lemon juice and demerara syrup with ice, and shake vigorously. Strain the bourbon mixture into the beer and garnish with an orange twist.