Father’s Day: 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 14 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.

Hibiscus Shandy
A hibiscus-lavender honey lends a floral depth to this shandy.

Jealous Moon
Pale ale pairs swimmingly with two types of amaro.

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.

Prince Charles Don’t Surf
A sunny riff on the Army & Navy.

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.

That Party Last Night
A whiskey-fueled punch for two with a dose of IPA for good measure.


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