In 2015 we brought you tons of kombucha cocktails, cider cocktails and even caramel cocktails for good measure. Let it be known that 2016 will be the year of the almighty beertail — and it all starts this Super Bowl Sunday. You see, beertails have the advantage of combining both liquor AND beer, which makes them far superior to your typical “booze-only” cocktail. WIN. WIN. And with no bigger beer-guzzling holiday than the Super Bowl, there’s no better time to indulge in — and try if you haven’t yet – this wonderful combination. These nine beertails are going to make you very popular with the cool kids.
1. Spicy Micheladas: Micheladas are an OG beertail. They’re pretty much a more refreshing bloody mary with Mexican beer instead of vodka. Serve with those chicken and cheese taquitos for the perfect appetizer-and-cocktail combo. (via FreutCake)
3. Strawberry Rhubarb Shandy: Come springtime, this shandy is going to be on your menu every weekend. Before the fresh fruit is available, go for frozen and your guests will thank you. (via Baking a Moment)
4. Pumpkin Apple Cider Shandy: If you’re still missing the smells of autumn, this beer cocktail is the one for you. The combination of pumpkin beer and apple cider in this delicious shandy is as easy as it gets. Garnish with apple slices or oranges for a pretty look to boot. (via With Salt & Wit)
5. Black Velvet: This classic combination of 50/50 Guinness Stout and Champagne is a drink that goes WAY back. It’s a great way to dip your toes into the world of dark beer if it’s typically too heavy for you. (via Salt & Wind)
6. Ginger Beergaritas: Ginger and lime go together like PB&J, so it only makes sense that we combine margaritas with ginger beer. Just make sure you buy the alcoholic ginger beer or you’ll be wondering why it’s not as potent as everyone wants. Now, bring on the Game Day tacos! (via How Sweet It Is)
7. Grapefruit Rosemary Moscow Mule: Vodka, grapefruit juice and (alcoholic) ginger beer may sound like an odd combination, but after one sip of this twist on a classic cocktail, you’ll be sold. If you can’t find fresh rosemary, try a lime wedge instead. (via Domesticate Me)
8. Irish Buck Cocktail: Ginger ale and Irish whiskey are expertly layered to create a unique flavor combination that will surely make you want to dance, especially when your team scores the winning touchdown. (via Sugar & Soul)
9. Beermosa: Typical mimosas combine fruit juice with champagne, but for this one you’ll swap the champagne for beer and have yourself a beermosa. Your guests won’t know what to do with themselves after they try this bad boy. (via A Subtle Revelry)
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