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El Rey del Patio

Beer , Frozen / Blended

Basically the cocktail version of salsa verde, this Michelada riff by Lucien Conner at Irvine, Calif.’s Puesto gets its tangy, smoky, spicy flavor from blistered jalapeños and tomatillos, while cucumber and lime add brightness and a fresh note.

This recipe originally appeared as part of “These 5 Micheladas Are Exactly What You’ll Want to Drink in Bars During Football Season.”

Shannon’s Sangrita/Michelada

Beer , Modern Classics

Lower alcohol than most Bloody Marys, Shannon’s Sangrita/Michelada (named for creator Shannon Ponche of Clover Club and Leyenda in New York City) mixes carrot, papaya, orange and lime juices, spiced with two types of chile powder and topped up with Mexican beer for a drink that’s not exactly a Bloody but offers a similar sweet-savory-spicy appeal.

Guinness Chocolate Float

Beer , Frozen / Blended

Booze buzz meets sugar buzz in this decadent dessert cocktail. (Trust us, you need this in your life.)

Ranye West

Beer , Modern Classics

For this slightly bitter and super refreshing drink, bartender Jeff Steiner uses Rainier beer (named for Seattle’s Mt. Rainier), which is a lager-style brew, but feel free to swap it out for your favorite lager.

Beermosa

Beer , Modern Classics

This version of a Brass Monkey, made famous by the Beastie Boys, uses a chilled glass and cold beer, instead of a warm 40-ounce bottle.

¡A Huevo!

Beer Tequila , Modern Classics

This mashup of a Michelada and Margarita is a big ¡a huevo! (or “hell, yeah”).

Bodega Dog

Beer Gin Vodka , Modern Classics

Mess up a Salty Dog with grapefruit beer and spicy seasoning salt, and you get a Bodega Dog.

Sanka, Ya Dead?

Beer Rum , Frozen / Blended

This variation on a Guinness Punch has ice cream stepping in for condensed milk and a splash of Appleton Estate rum for extra hair on the chest.

Big Red

Beer Scotch , Modern Classics

The snap of ginger, the smoke of scotch, the King of Beers. These are odd but happy bedfellows in this cocktail.

Demi Peche

Beer , Modern Classics

The Demi Peche Shandy is the French version of the classic Radler.

Professor

Beer , Modern Classics

The Professor is ideal for those completely green to mixing cocktails who want something light for summer.

Stone’s Shandy

Beer , Modern Classics

The Stone’s Shandy is made with ruby-red-infused vodka to make this Shandy a spirit-driven delight.

Coppa Shandy

Beer , Modern Classics

The Coppa Shandy is a version of a Shandy with Chartreuse.

Ginger Shandy

Beer , Classics

Most popular in western Europe, especially Germany, this two-ingredient beer cocktail is easy to make and refreshing.

Lemon Shandy

Beer , Classics

Most popular in western Europe, especially Germany, this two-ingredient beer cocktail is easy to make and refreshing.

Snow Bunny

Beer Other Whiskey , Modern Classics

Anchor’s Christmas Spirit is the merry result of distilling Anchor Brewing’s Christmas ale, which creates a smooth, winter-spiced spirit that’s ideal for holiday cocktails like this one, mixed with ginger liqueur, honey syrup and allspice bitters.

Pumpkin Pie Brew

Beer , Modern Classics

Pumpkin fans will love this easy blend of pumpkin beer and freshly-brewed black tea laced with chai spices, coconut and pineapple.

Pils al Pastor

Beer Tequila , Modern Classics

Ancho chile liqueur, tart drinking vinegar and a cap of Pilsner give this cocktail its fizzy kick.

Boilermaker

Beer Bourbon / American Whiskey Rye Whiskey , Shots

Go old-school with this straightforward whiskey and beer concoction.

One-Two Punch

Beer Scotch

Smoky Scotch whisky is the unexpected base for this fruity and fizzy punch.

Michelada

Beer , Classics

Who needs hard liquor for a great cocktail? The classic Mexican Michelada recipe kicks up the flavor of a cold beer with citrus and spices of your choice. The result is a refreshing beverage that will keep the summer heat at bay.

Lagerita

Beer Tequila , Margaritas

Add a light Mexican beer to get a super-refreshing Margarita.

Beggar’s Banquet

Beer Bourbon / American Whiskey , Modern Classics

You'll be begging for this Maker's Mark, maple syrup and beer cocktail.

Rub & Rye

Beer Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

With rye whiskey, Belgian beer and a beef-jerky garnish, this is the manliest cocktail recipe we know of.

Bloody Roman

Beer , Modern Classics

Celebrity chef Chris Cosentino begins brunch with this spicy, beer-based, oyster-topped culinary concoction.

Hellfire

Beer Rum , Classics

This spicy rum-and-beer concoctions is for sinners only.

Black Velvet

Beer , Classics

High-class meets working-class.

The Irish Car Bomb

Beer Irish Whiskey Liqueurs , Classics Shots

Contrary to what most may believe, the Irish Car Bomb was actually created in Connecticut during the late 1970s. With the same formula as the popular Jäger Bomb, making an Irish Car Bomb is easy. Grab a pint and detonate this guilty pleasure.

Flaming Dr. Pepper Shot

Beer Liqueurs Rum , Shots

Please, have a fire extinguisher handy.