• Green ’n’ gold beer punch (Andy Baker)Source: Andy Baker

Are there any truly Australian cocktails? Some might say our laid-back Aussie culture sits at odds with the fussiness of cocktail making, but here’s a very simple beer-based punch that might change your mind. It takes just minutes to make and is refreshing enough for any summer barbecue.




Skill level

Average: 4.1 (32 votes)


  • 2 tbsp each of sugar and salt, for rimming glasses
  • 30 ml dark rum
  • 2 lemon segments
  • 2 lime segments
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) lemonade
  • crushed ice
  • 1 bottle bitter beer (lager is ideal)
  • 1 mint sprig, to garnish
  • lemon and lime rounds, to garnish

Cook's notes

Oven temperatures are for conventional; if using fan-forced (convection), reduce the temperature by 20˚C. | We use Australian tablespoons and cups: 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml; 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml; 1 cup equals 250 ml. | All herbs are fresh (unless specified) and cups are lightly packed. | All vegetables are medium size and peeled, unless specified. | All eggs are 55-60 g, unless specified.


Place the sugar and salt on a small plate and rub a little citrus onto the rim of a beer glass. Dip the glass into the sugar and salt to frost the rim. Add the rum and citrus segments to the glass and muddle. Add the lemonade and crushed ice, then top with beer. Stir once, and garnish with a sprig of mint and rounds of lemon and lime.


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