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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 beer cocktail recipes are perfect for summer festivities.

Americano ShandyBeer lends extra depth to a classic cocktail.

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

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

Irish Breakfast StoutIn this nuanced take on the Irish coffee, dark roasted beer complements the bitterness and chocolate notes while cinnamon syrup and coffee liqueur round the flavors out.

Jealous MoonPale ale pairs swimmingly with two types of amaro.

The Last ShandyThe classic shandy recipe gets a bitter twist.

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

Mai Ta-IPAA hoppy IPA brings complexity to this Mai Tai update.

Pale Aperale SpritzThe Aperol Spritz takes on new life when a hoppy pale ale steps in for sparkling wine.

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

Summer Beer With LimoncelloCitrus and beer are one of summer’s best (and easiest) pairings. Here, a generous pour of limoncello upgrades the standard shandy.

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

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