Basil Beer Crusta Cocktail Recipe

How to make the Basel Beer Crusta Cocktail

The Basil Beer Crusta is a refreshing cocktail for the summer. The combination of Rum, grapefruit beer and basil gives the Basil Beer Crusta an extraordinary taste.


  • 60 ml/ 2 oz. white rum
  • 30 ml/ 1 oz. sugar syrup
  • 30 ml/ 1 oz. freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 6 basil leaves
  • 60 ml/ 2 oz. Schöfferhofer grapefruit beer


  1. Take about a tablespoon of sugar on a small plate. Rub a slice of grapefruit around the rim of the glass and then press the rim in sugar to sugar the rim.
  2. Pour ingredients, excluding the beer into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  3. Shake well and strain into prepared glass filled with ice.
  4. Fill the rest with Schöfferhofer grapefruit beer.
  5. Garnish with a slice of grapefruit.


Schöfferhofer is a German beer brand. The Hofbierbrauerei Schöfferhof was a brewery based in Mainz, Germany. In 1921, however, the Schöfferhof brewery merged with the Binding breweries and the Frankfurt Bürgerbrauerei to form Schöfferhof-Binding-Bürgerbräu AG. Today Schöfferhofer is a brand of the Binding Brewery and therefore part of the Radeberger Group.


  1. Bacardi white rum | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  2. Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Beer | USA | UK | Germany
  3. Cane sugar syrup | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  4. Glasses | USA* | UK* | Germany*