7 Delicious Twists on Your Favorite Brews

Spice up happy hour with these unusual but oh-so-tasty beer cocktails.

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Even though a cold brew is enjoyable on its own, we think combining it with flavorful ingredients makes it that much more refreshing. Make one or all of our favorite beer concoctions below to keep you satisfied well into the dog days of summer.

The Michelada

The Michelada Cocktail

The Michelada Cocktail

Mexican beer joins with spicy sidekicks for a drink that's easy to make and a perfect complement to guacamole dip and nachos.

Nothing pairs better with guacamole and chips than beer combined with spicy ingredients.

Hop, Skip and Go Naked Punch

Naked Punch Cocktail

Naked Punch Cocktail

This beer punch will make your party guests cheer.

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If a summer shandy is your go-to beer, you'll love this citrus-flavored beer cocktail.

Ginger Beer Cocktail

Ginger Bell Cocktail

Ginger Bell Cocktail

Celebrate ginger two ways with this zippy bourbon cocktail that is bold, crisp and perfect for ringing in the seasonal festivities all winter long.

Ginger takes center stage in this cocktail with ingredients like ginger beer and freshly-sliced ginger.

Summer Hoedown Cocktail

Fresh watermelon juice takes this beer cocktail up a few notches on the refreshing scale.

Beer Popsicle

A cold beer on a hot day.

A cold beer on a hot day.

A cold beer on a hot day.

Photo by: Image courtesy of Mick Telkamp

Image courtesy of Mick Telkamp

Okay, so this isn't technically a cocktail, but this grown-up version of your favorite summer treat is more than satisfying. You can make these with any beer, but use dark beer for a creamier texture.

Make It: Frozen Beer Treat

"Texas Twister" Cocktail

Frozen Texas Twister Cocktail

Frozen Texas Twister Cocktail

Garnish a Frozen Texas Twister cocktail with lime and serve for a fun fiesta treat.

This is the cocktail for all the margarita lovers out there — just add a splash of your favorite beer.

Irish Ginger Beer

Whiskey and Ginger Beer Cocktail in Highball Glass

Whiskey and Ginger Beer Cocktail in Highball Glass

To make this delicious cocktail, pour 1 1/2 ounces Irish Whiskey over ice and top with alcoholic ginger beer. Stir and enjoy.

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With just two ingredients, you can whip this up last minute. Pour 1 1/2 ounces Irish whiskey over ice, and top it off with alcoholic ginger beer. Give it a stir and enjoy.

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Tom's Mellow Melon Margarita

Like its name promises, this fruity twist on the traditional margarita will leave you refreshed and feeling mellow. Get the recipe>>

Frozen Irish Banana

Want to feel as though you've escaped to the tropics without leaving home? Take a sip of this coconutty cooler and slip away. Get the recipe>>

Wed Wabbit

With an infusion of carrot juice, this Bloody Mary-esque drink feels downright healthy. (Well, almost.) Get the recipe>>

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Oyster Bar Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary cocktails pair well with so many kinds of dishes. Many say the drink is a dish in itself. The lemon and lime juices in this version add a refreshing tartness. Get the recipe>>

The Steve-O 3-O Favo-O-Freeze

If you can say that name three times fast after drinking one of these, well, you need another! Can you spot the three Os in the ingredients? Get the recipe>>

The Frozen Texas Twister

When you want to blow people away and celebrate in true Lone Star style, use the best tequila in this frozen confection. Get the recipe>>

Hop Skip and Go Naked Punch

This beer punch will make your party guests cheer. Get the recipe>>

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Frozen Margie-Cadorita

Guacamole and tortilla chips are the perfect amigos for margaritas, and this version includes guacamole's essential element. Get the recipe>>

Frozen Hurricane (N'Awlins Style)

Get ready to be wowed after sampling this pleaser from the Big Easy. Get the recipe>>

Texican Tailgate Cocoa Freeze

Craving hot chocolate but the temperature outside is 100 degrees in the shade? Consider cooling your guests off with this chilly drink. Get the recipe>>

Frozen Mint Julep

This is the perfect Southern way to celebrate and cool off this summer. Get the recipe>>

A Very Berry Brazilian

This delicious cocktail gets a little sweetness (and style) from muddled summer strawberries. Get the recipe>>

The Bloody Clam

This is a strong contender for the best Bloody Mary, a hearty drink with a hint of the sea. Get the recipe>>

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