Beer Cocktail Recipes

Why choose between beer and cocktails when you can have both? From citrusy shandies and spicy Michelada riffs (and a few boozy originals tossed in for good measure), these 10 beer cocktail recipes are perfect for weekend festivities.

Beer and Loathing
Grab a crisp Pilsner or Saison to make this slightly bitter beer cocktail from bartender Karen Grill.

Belgium Sucker Punch Shandy
Gin, fresh lemon juice and a light-bodied Belgian brew (like Duvel) make up this summery shandy.

Cisco Kid
Raspberry-infused agave meets some jalapeño spice in this light beer and tequila sipper.

Day at the Races
What happens when you mix the elements of a julep with a hoppy IPA? This Day at the Races Beer Julep.

El Pirata
A “Mexican tiki” cocktail with pineapple purée and Mexican lager.

The Last Shandy
The classic shandy recipe gets a bitter twist.

Misunderstood Beer Cocktail
Tall, cool and refreshing, this summery sipper from Sable Kitchen & Bar uses a light beer for supreme refreshment.

Michelada del Piña
Erick Castro adds a tropical twist to his Mexican lager Michelada, subbing the standard tomato juice for pineapple.

Mai Ta-IPA
Hoppy IPA adds complexity to this Mai Tai update.

Rad Negroni, Bro
With results this good, it’s hard to believe it took this long for the Negroni and Stiegl radler to combine forces.


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