I’m so ready for the official start of summer. I love the longer days and ease of the season. One of my favorite things to do in the summertime is sit outdoors and drink a pale ale, a pilsner, or a cider — something light and sessionable.
However, I also especially enjoy cocktails in the summer. (This is pretty much my mantra.) Margaritas and Moscow mules are my favorite. So today, I bring you some summery drinks that combine both beer and hard alcohol. I think even those who proclaim they aren’t “beer people” may find some of these pretty tasty!
Note: the recipes below have a range of serving sizes. You may need to keep your calculator handy if you plan on making them just for yourself.
- 3 12 oz bottles of ice cold beer (anything that’s not dark… I would probably try this with Mission Brewery’s Blonde)
- 4 cups of lemonade chilled
- ½ cup peach brandy
Combine all ingredients and stir. Pour into glasses filled with ice.
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- 2 oz. Atlantico Rum
- 5 oz. ginger beer
- ½ oz. lime juice
- Drop of vanilla extract
- Lime wedge
Combine all ingredients in a glass filled with ice and stir. Garnish with a lime wedge.
- 3 oranges – 2 juiced, 1 sliced
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 1/4 cup of vodka
- 4 wheat beers (ex: Ballast Point Wahoo Wheat, Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat)
- Fresh blueberries
If making ahead of time for a party, mix together the fresh orange juice, water, sugar and vodka, and keep it cold in the refrigerator. Add the beer and garnishes when served.