Some of the most refreshing summer cocktails are made by mixing beer into the mix. While adding beer to cocktails isn't too common, these amazing drinks will make you wonder why it isn't done all the time. Which beercocktail will be your drink of the summer?
This favorite is a refreshing summer drink. All that is required is 3 12 oz bottles of light beer, 4 cups of cold lemonade and half of a cup of peach brandy. Sip on this delightful drink as you sit on the porch on a summer evening.
This drink is very popular in the UK, and it’s the perfect thing to sip on in the summertime. Simply mix 8 ounces of hard cider with 8 ounce lager and add a fourth of an ounce of black currant liqueur. A warning should be issued with this drink, because it goes down easy.
A dark shandy is sure to be a crowd pleaser. First, in a pot, simmer 2 cups of water with 1 cup sugar, three-fourths teaspoon of whole black peppercorns, 12 whole allspice and one 6-inch piece of sliced ginger. Once the sugar is dissolved mix it with 6 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice, six 12 oz bottles dark lager beer, 6 tablespoons dark rum and ice cubes for a wonderful treat.
An orange shandy will wake up your taste buds. Mix 48 ounces of wheat beer with 1 cup orange juice and a fourth of a teaspoon of almond extract. Serve with a thinly sliced orange wedge.
Texas Grapefruit Rattler
This drink has a little bite. Mix one bottle of ice cold Lonestar, a fourth of a cup of pink grapefruit juice, ice and bitters. Pour the mixture in a glass with ice cubes, and garnish with a slice of grapefruit.
For a ginger shandy, you first need to make simple syrup by dissolving equal parts of sugar in water. Next mix the simple syrup, 1 ounce ginger liqueur, half an ounce dry gin, 3.4 ounce fresh lemon juice, and 3.4 ounce fresh lemon juice in a cocktail shaker with ice, and shake. Pour it into a chilled glass, and then mix in 3 ounces pale ale and 3 ounces of ginger ale. Twist a sliced lemon peel over the glass to add citrus flavor to this amazing drink.
For a Campari shandy, mix 2 ounces Campari and 12 ounces light beer. Pour this mixture in a cold glass and squeeze a lime slice into the beverage. This is a refreshing drink guaranteed to cool you off.
A spicy shandy is full of flavor. Mix 2 shots vodka, 2 shots lemon juice, 1 shot honey and a chili pepper in a cocktail shaker and shake it until the honey is dissolved. Add ice to the shaker and continue to shake vigorously. Pour this mixture into a tall glass, add beer, and garnish with chili pepper.