10 Summer Beer Cocktails That Don’t Suck

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With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to quench that thirst for the next three months. So instead of going with the same old mixed drinks you’ve been drinking since freshman year, we’ve put together of a list of delicious beer cocktails that will definitely add some “Ahhhhh” to your summer fun.

1. Ruddy Mary

Ruddy-Mary

Ingredients:

1 beer of choice
3 oz tomato juice
1 dash Tabasco
1 dash salt
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
ice cubes optional

Basically just a bloody Mary, with beer substituted for liquor. Pour all ingredients into a martini mixer, shake, then pour into glass over ice (optional).

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2. McLester Bomb

McLester-Bomb

Ingredients:

1 bottle Red Stripe
1 shot of Bacardi 151

A variation on the Jager bomb. Pour the Red Stripe into a pint glass, add shot, drink.

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3. Skip & Go Naked

Skip-and-Go-Naked

Ingredients:

1/2 bag ice
1 can lemonade
1/2 bottle of gin
1/2 case beer

Best made in big batches, this is a great alternative to Jungle Juice. Empty half a bag of ice into a large cooler. Add can of lemonade, then a 2-liter bottle of Sprite. Add 1/2 gallon of gin and a 1/2 case of beer. Get wasted.

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4. Teacher Creature

Teacher-Creature

Ingredients:

12 oz Scottish ale
1 oz blended Scotch
1 oz Drambuie

Mix all ingredients in a large pint glass with no ice, drink.

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5. Caribbean Night

Caribbean Night

Ingredients:

1 can beer
1 oz coffee liqueur

Pour coffee liqueur in a tall glass with ice (optional), add beer, stir lightly, enjoy!

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6. Baltimore Zoo

Baltimore-Zoo

Ingredients:

1 shot tequila
1 shot light rum
1 shot gin
1 shot triple sec
1 shot vodka
1 shot grenadine syrup
1 dash sweet and sour mix
1 splash beer

A variation of a Long Island iced tea, this concoction was created by a student at Purdue University. Mix liquors and grenadine to a highball glass with ice. Top off with sweet and sour mix, add a splash of beer, stir.

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7. Caffeine Bomb

Caffeine-bomb

Ingredients:

1 bottle Newcastle Brown Ale
1 shot espresso
1 shot Jack Daniel’s
1 small can of Red Bull

Pour espresso, Jack Daniel’s and Red Bull into a martini mixer, pour in beer, stir and pour cocktail over ice in a tall glass.

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8. Mexican Iced Tea

Mexican-Iced-Tea

Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz tequila
3 oz Mexican beer

Pour tequila and into a large frosty mug filled 3/4 with ice cubes. Add beer, stir gently and garnish with a slice of lime.

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9. Michelada

Michelada

Ingredients:

12 oz beer
juice of 1 lemon (or lime)
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
1 dash soy sauce
1 dash Tabasco sauce
1 pinch black pepper
1 pinch salt

Mix together the ingredients in a tall glass with lots of ice. Add beer, mix, and serve.

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10. Tom Bass

Tom-Bass

Ingredients:

12 oz Bass beer
1 shot Jagermeister

An upscale alternative to the Jager bomb, the Tom Bass is a simple mixture of Bass and a shot of Jagermeister in a pint glass. Stir lightly, drink!

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Have a favorite beer cocktail recipe? Tell us in the comments!

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