12 Super Simple Beer Cocktails to Cool You Down This Summer

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If you would have told me two years ago that I'd prefer a beer over a cocktail—or, better yet, both together—I'd be convinced you're living in an alternate universe. And yet, here we are. Avoid falling into the "beer person" or a "liquor person" trap and try whipping up these super easy beer cocktails, ahead.

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Dressed Michelada


2 oz Jose Cuervo Especial Silver

.5 oz Cholula

.75 oz lime juice

.5 oz orange liqueur

1.5 oz lager beer

Lime wedge


Add tequila, lime, Cholula, and orange liqueur to a shaker. Shake until mixed. Strain over ice into a pint glass and top with lager. Garnish with lime wedge.

Courtesy of Jose Cuervo Especial

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Kristjan Veski
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Strawberry Cucumber Spritzer


6 oz Stella Artois Spritzer

1 oz gin

.5 oz elderflower liqueur

2 cucumber slices

2 strawberries


In a cocktail shaker, muddle cucumber slices and strawberries thoroughly. Add gin, elderflower liqueur, and shake over ice. Strain into a glass. Add Stella Artois Spritzer. Garnish with skewered cucumber ribbon and strawberry slice.

Courtesy of Stella Artois

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Summer Shandy


3 oz. light beer (like a pale ale)

6 oz. Peach Nectarine Sparkling Ice

Strawberry, for garnish


In an ice filled glass, combine light beer and Peach Nectarine Sparkling Ice. Garnish with a strawberry slice and serve.

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1 oz. Tequila

1 oz. Tattersall Grapefruit Crema

.5 oz. Lime Juice

6 oz. Light beer (i.e. Kolsh)


Combine all ingredients in a glass over ice. Garnish with a lime wedge. Salt rim optional.

Courtesy of Tattersall Distilling in Minneapolis

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Authentic Michelada


1 Key lime or ReaLime® (to taste)

4 oz. Clamato® Original

1 dash Worcestershire sauce

2 dashes habanero pepper sauce

1 12-oz. bottle of beer


1 lime wheel



Run lime across rim of mug. Dip mug in Tajín to coat evenly. Add ice. Add lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, and habanero pepper sauce. Fill with Clamato and beer. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Courtesy of Clamato

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BACARDÍ Lime Shot with Beer


12 parts Beer

1 part BACARDÍ Lime


Pour beer in a glass. Pour BACARDÍ Lime flavored rum in a shot glass then pour into the beer.

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12 oz. Modelo Negra

1 ½ oz. Casa Noble Reposado Tequila


1 oz. lime juice

1 oz. vanilla syrup

2 dashes bitters

Mint leaves


Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice, excluding Modelo Negra and mint leaves. Shake and pour over ice. Top with Modelo Negra. Serve remaining beer with cocktail. Garnish with mint leaves.

Courtesy of Modelo

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6 oz Wheat Beer

2 oz Cava

2 oz fresh squeeze grapefruit juice


Mix the beer and cava, insert grapefruit juice and mix.

Courtesy of Centro in Minneapolis

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Sunshine Boilermaker


1 can of pale lager

1.5 oz. of bourbon

Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime

Lemon (garnish)


In a pint glass, pour beer at an angle to eliminate head. Add 1.5 oz. of bourbon. Top with Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime. Garnish with lemon wedge.

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Cincuenta y Cinco


12 oz. Modelo Negra

1 oz. jalapeno-infused reposado tequila

1 oz. chile liqueur

1 oz. fresh lime juice

½ oz. agave

Spicy chili salt

Lime wheel


Rim a highball glass with spicy chili salt. Add tequila, chile liqueur, fresh lime and agave to a shaker. Shake and strain over fresh ice. Top off with beer. Serve remaining Modelo Negra with the cocktail. Garnish with spicy chili salt rim and lime wheel.

Courtesy of Modelo

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Kristjan Veski
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Raspberry Spritzer Cooler


8 oz Stella Artois Spritzer

.5 oz lime juice

⅛ cup raspberries (about 6)

2 cilantro sprigs

1 tsp honey


In a cocktail shaker, add raspberries, lime juice, cilantro, honey, and 2 oz Stella Artois Spritzer. Shake over ice until chilled. Pour the entire contents into glass. Top with the remaining 6 oz of Stella Artois Spritzer. Garnish with a raspberry.

Courtesy of Stella Artois

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Classic Estrella Michelada Recipe




4 Dashes Maggi

¼ Teaspoon Worcestershire

¼ teaspoon Tabasco

¾ ounce Squeezed Lime Juice

1 ounce Clamato


Estrella Jalisco


Use lime juice to rim the lip of the glass with a Tajin and Salt mixture. Pour into the glass the Maggi, Worcestershire, Tabasco, lime juice, and Clamato ingredients and stir. Fill ½ of the glass with ice then the remainder of the glass with Estrella Jalisco. Mix the Michelada mixture and garnish with a lime wedge.

Courtesy of Estrella Jalisco

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