16 Beer Cocktail Recipes to Kick Off Happy Hour
Sure, there’s a time and place for sipping on straight-up beer, but sometimes you want more than just a plain old bottle of suds. For those occasions, go ahead and transform your favorite brew into one of these 16 refreshing beer cocktails. While you’re at it, whip up a batch of beer bread and one of these beer-spiked main courses to make a whole meal out of a single six-pack. Bottoms up!
What better way to start things off than with a classic beer cocktail, the shandy? A DIY lemon concentrate in this version upgrades the usual lemonade to create a full-flavored sip. (via Adventures in Making)
Stir up this seasonal cocktail that combines pumpkin beer, vanilla vodka and cinnamon schnapps to create a warming fall sip. (via Jelly Toast Blog)
Fresh grapefruit puree, grapefruit-flavored beer and Prosecco come together with just a spoonful of sugar to create this terrific brunch cocktail. (via Mantitlement)
5. White IPA and Raspberry Beermosa: A cross between a hoppy IPA and a light and refreshing wheat beer, white IPA works beautifully with muddled raspberries and a float of OJ in this excellent brunch beverage.
Kind of like a beer granita, your favorite wheat beer is enhanced by sweet cherry liquor and maraschino cherry juice and popped in the freezer. Simply stir it occasionally to form a refreshing fluffy slush. (via Perpetually Hungry)
This raspberry lemonade shandy gets an added boost to its proof courtesy of a generous splash of vodka. (via Pretty Plain Janes)
This holiday season, give the spiced rum and bourbon a rest and try egg nog with a splash of beer instead! (via Parade)
This refreshing margarita-meets-beer cooler is perfect for a hot summer evening. (via Supergolden Bakes)
Enjoy this sweet, stout and chocolate liqueur sundae for dessert — it’s a cocktail you eat with a spoon. (via Katie At the Kitchen Door)
Fresh raspberries, sugar, tequila, beer and lime juice are whirred together to create these tasty beergaritas. (via Beth Cakes)
PBR has never tasted this good! We first mixed up this cocktail during March Madness, but it’s truly a year ’round sipper. (via Brit + Co)