When you think of cocktails, a lot of flavours come to mind, but now there’s a new one to add to the list… and it’s a little unconventional.

Beer cocktails are taking the world of mixology by storm, and we headed along to the Peroni Nastro Azzuro Creative Evening at Dublin’s Candle Bar recently to find out more.

A dash of beer not only adds a gorgeous hoppy flavour to your drink, but it also gives carbonation and texture. The light aroma of Peroni works perfectly with tangy fruits like lemon, grapefruit and strawberry.

Mixologist Feredrico Riezzo whipped us up a selection of gorgeous drinks on the night, including the Peroni Spritz (featuring grapefruit juice, Aperol, and Prosecco) and the Peroni Strawberry Fields (with mint, lemon juice, strawberries and sugar).

As for an easy DIY beer cocktail, Federico recommends trying a twist on the classic shandy by adding apple juice and lemon juice to your Peroni. Yum!

Of course, creativity comes in many forms and also showing off their skills on the night were milliner Laura Kinsella and industrial design studio Designgoat.