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The Best Recipes for Summertime Beer Cocktails [PICS]

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Yep. Beer cocktails are a real thing.

In most circles, including mine, mixing anything with a beer is a serious offense. As a matter of fact, it just shouldn’t be done. Well, that is unless you know what you are doing.

After much experimenting and taste testing, here are three very simple recipes for beer cocktails that are pretty hard to screw up, and taste pretty darn good too.

The best part about each of these recipes is that these are easy enough that you can make these beer cocktails at a campsite, on a fishing trip, or just about anywhere all summer long.

1. Beermonade



  • 1 bottle of beer
  • 1 bottle of pink lemonade
  • 1 shot of vodka

With the listed ingredients, this is at least a double serving. You may consider half a bottle of beer with half a bottle of pink lemonade and the shot of vodka for a single serving, but one serving is normally not enough anyways.

In a pinch, Everclear works pretty good as well. Just saying…

2. No Fear Pineapple Beer



  • 1 bottle of beer
  • Several shots of pineapple juice
  • Several shots of Sprite

If you are looking for a beer cocktail that tastes like a sunny day on the coast of somewhere beautiful, then you found it right here.

The pineapple juice adds in a nice hint of flavor, and mixed with the Sprite, this tastes more like a kids drink than an adult beverage.

3. Saturday Morning Special



  • 1 bottle of beer
  • 1 bottle of V8 juice
  • 1 shot of vodka

This one is another easy three-ingredient cocktail recipe. This one is designed for those Saturday mornings after a long Friday night of taking down the first and second recipe listed above.

In the essence of drinking a Bloody Mary and beating down the hair of the dog comes the Saturday Morning Special. This cocktail is guaranteed to cure what ails you and get you back on your feet.

The best part about making beer cocktails is that recipes like the three above are only as limited as your imagination. These three were designed to be easy enough to be created with a quick trip to a gas station, and not much else.

Mixing a few beers with ginger ale, or even the same ingredients above with a different styles of beer, can create whole new flavors.

Good luck experimenting and be sure not to knock it until you try it yourself.

All images via Brad Smith.

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The Best Recipes for Summertime Beer Cocktails [PICS]