29 Beer Cocktails to Sip All Year-Round, from Radlers to Micheladas
Not a single barbecue or dinner party goes by without you having to ask yourself the most difficult question of all time: beer or cocktails? To that timeless debate, we say both, please. Presenting 29 refreshing, creative beer cocktails to mix up all year long. There’s something on this list for lager lovers and stout stans alike.
2. Grapefruit Radler
Any wheat beer will work in this tart-sweet recipe, but we’re partial to Blue Moon because of its citrusy flavor profile.
4. 4-Ingredient Pineapple Lime Chelada
Unlike the tomato juice-based michelada, the chelada traditionally calls on Mexican lager, lime and salt. This one uses limeade, gold tequila and tequila-soaked pineapple, too.
8. Berry-Beer Popsicles
Booze is just better on a stick, don’t @ us. Any fruity brew will do, but we suggest using a mouth-puckering sour or gose (a fermented style of beer originally from Germany that’s famous for its sour, sometimes salty flavor) to cut through the sweet berries and rosemary simple syrup.
9. Ojo Rojo (Smoky Michelada)
Colloquially known as a Mexican bloody Mary, this sipper is made with chilled tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce and an amber lager. Whatever you do, don’t skip the chipotle chile rim.
11. Black Velvet Cocktail
Lagers and wheat beers aren’t your thing? Try this stout-based gem on for size. It’s made with Guinness and blackberry liqueur.
15. Guinness Popsicles with Irish Cream-Soaked Brownies
Aka the tastiest way to get yourself crowned Hostess with the Mostest. We’ll be savoring ours poolside, thanks.
16. Pumpkin Beertail with Tequila and Spiced Rum
If you’re first in line once it’s fall at the liquor store, this libation has your name written all over it. Pair your favorite pumpkin brew (we love Elysian Night Owl and Southern Tier Pumking) with OJ, maple syrup and real pumpkin purée.
17. White IPA and Raspberry Beermosa
We’ve got your back too, hopheads. Savor the bitterness of your favorite white IPA, plus a touch of sweetness in the form of OJ and muddled fruit.
21. Blood Orange and Lemongrass Coronarita
The secret ingredient is three-ingredient lemongrass simple syrup. The recipe makes an entire bottle, so feel free to mix the leftovers into a gin and tonic, mojito or Tom Collins.
23. Orange IPA Campari Cocktail
Try finding an IPA that’s brewed with lots of Citra hops. If you’d rather use a beer on the piney side or a citrusy wheat beer, those will work too.
29. Milk Chocolate Stout Brownie Sundae Float with Burnt Irish Caramel and Hot Fudge
A cocktail that doubles as dessert? We think we’re in love. Did we mention it’s topped with coconut-Irish cream whip?