Red Eye (Red Beer)

Total Time
3 mins
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This is one my favorites. . .can't believe it wasn't already on here! Quite popular in South Dakota for sure. It's best with Bud Light, Coors Light, Miller Light, Old Style, Natural Light. This is a super versatile recipe; drink it as is, add in a little olive juice (call it a poor man's martini), or add a dash or two of Tobasco.

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  • 2 ounces tomato juice (you may increase to 4 oz if you like yours a bit thicker as I do)
  • 12 ounces beer
  • seasoning salt (may sub celery salt)
  • twist lime (optional)
  • olive (to garnish)


  1. Pour tomato juice followed by beer in a chilled mug.
  2. Throw in a pinch of salt and a twist of lime (if using).
  3. Garnish with olives and serve.