Editors' Favorite Beer Drinks
Freshen your favorite lager with fun, summery ingredients to create cool, unexpected beverages.
The lightly sweet flavor in this beer is created by adding a tablespoon of hibiscus syrup to a mexican lager beer such as Sol or Tecate.
The Haymarket cocktail plays with the notion of a beer cocktail and refines it. Lime and cucumber give this innovative cocktail a refreshing, subtle edge.
The "bite" in this Snakebite comes from adding hard cider to a dark Mexican lager such as Negra or Modelo.
Citrus-Honey Beer Shandy
Vodka and hefeweizen pack a serious punch, but are matched by the delicate sweetness of lemon, orange, and honey in this easy-to-sip cocktail.
Bring out the Tex-Mex flavors of fajita night with a drink made from light-bodied wheat beer. Lime juice, sugar, salt, and chili powder combine to add a sweet-tart heat to the evening.
This recipe calls for Dos Equis and 4 oz. of grapefruit soda for a light and fizzy experience. Salt the rim of your glass first if desired.
Lost in Texas
This refreshing beer cocktail balances a malty bock-style beer with fruit-tinged apricot brandy.
Serve a light, refreshing Cuban-inspired drink (pronounced "bool") made with lime juice, ginger ale, and your favorite bottled beer. We like it best with a pale ale or light-colored beer.
This light and citrusy combination involves a Mexican pale lager beer such as Corona and 3oz of limeade. Garnish with a lime wedge if desired.
Drink to a Mexican-inspired evening with these tasty sippers. Limeade concentrate and orange liqueur add bright flavor. If you like your margaritas bold, make the drink with dark beer. Serve in mason jars for added summer flair.
This adventurous combination features a Mexican pilsner beer such as Pacifico and 2oz of Bloody Mary mix. If desired, garnish with pickled jalapeño slices.
Raspberry Beer Cocktail
Serve a fruity concoction made with fresh raspberries and raspberry lemonade concentrate. Crush the strawberries in the pitcher before serving to release their tasty tart juices.
Ginger Beer Cocktail
Switch from sangria and try this fruit-infused drink. Fresh slices of cucumber, apple, and orange float in the ginger-beer-and-orange-juice concoction. Ginger beer is made both with and without alcohol, so you can tailor this recipe to suit kid-friendly gatherings.
Chilled pale ale, ginger beer, and Angostura bitters are the basis for this simple beer drink.