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.
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.
A “Mexican tiki” cocktail with pineapple purée and Mexican lager.
A hibiscus-lavender honey lends a floral depth to this shandy.
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.
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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