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.
Americano ShandyBeer lends extra depth to a classic cocktail.
Dublin HoneyStout and chocolate are a match made in milkshake heaven.
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.
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.
Rad Negroni, BroWith results this good, it’s hard to believe it took this long for the Negroni and Stiegl radler to combine forces.
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.