7 Delicious Twists on Your Favorite Brews
Spice up happy hour with these unusual but oh-so-tasty beer cocktails.
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.
Nothing pairs better with guacamole and chips than beer combined with spicy ingredients.
Make It: Spiced Mexican Beer Cocktail
Hop, Skip and Go Naked Punch
If a summer shandy is your go-to beer, you'll love this citrus-flavored beer cocktail.
Make It: Frozen Lemonade + Beer
Ginger Beer 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. [Get the recipe>>](http://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/entertaining/ginger-bell-cocktail?syc=applenews_hgtv-christmas-dinner-recipes-for-the-novice-host)
Ginger takes center stage in this cocktail with ingredients like ginger beer and freshly-sliced ginger.
Make It: Bourbon Ginger Beer
Summer Hoedown Cocktail
Fresh watermelon juice takes this beer cocktail up a few notches on the refreshing scale.
Make It: Watermelon White Beer
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
This is the cocktail for all the margarita lovers out there — just add a splash of your favorite beer.
Make It: Frozen Margarita With a Twist
Irish Ginger Beer
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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.
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>>