For parties and get-togethers (or really, just something more than you drinking alone), stirring up single cocktails isn't practical. Especially not when there's a way easier way to serve a crowd than mixing and muddling to order. Blood, sweat, and tears should never be part of your ideal summer cocktail, OK? Instead, grab a giant pitcher, your booze of choice, a few other high-quality ingredients. And in no time at all, you'll be well on your way to doling out envy-inducing cocktails that require 3 simple steps: dump, stir, and pour. Hello, summer.
As important as it is to find the right beer for your burger, matching the right beer to your favorite ice cream is the only way to insure that you'll be able to make damn great ice cream floats... and you need to be confident in your capability to make a damn great ice cream float at any moment. Knowing this is a huge self-esteem builder.