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!
1. Lemon Shandy: 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)
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.
9. Cherry Beer Slushies: 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)
What kind of cocktails have you made with beer or do prefer a straight-up sip from the bottle? Let’s talk all about booze and microbrews in the comments below!